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  • Alzheimer Scotland logo

    Alzheimer Scotland

    Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families.

    Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.

  • Barnardo's Scotland logo

    Barnardo's Scotland

    Barnardo's Scotland has been operating for more than 100 years, helping 16,300 of the country’s most vulnerable children, young people, parents and carers each year in more than 140 community-based services.
  • Beatson Cancer Charity logo

    Beatson Cancer Charity

    Beatson Cancer Charity supports people affected by cancer, every step of the way.

  • Bikes for Refugees logo

    Bikes for Refugees

    Bikes for Refugees (Scotland) aims to support the resettlement of socio-economically disadvantaged and isolated New Scots through the upcycling and provision of free bicycles and the transformational.

  • Blue Triangle logo

    Blue Triangle

    We are a social care organisation that empowers people to thrive, by delivering solutions in connected communities which focus on the needs of each individual.

    We’re one of the largest homelessness and care transition organisation in Scotland and we focus on supporting amazing people and families with a lot of complex issues going on in their lives. Our Foundations are Love and Hope and our Mission is To Empower People to Thrive, so we aim to be a Springboard to Success not a Safety Net in Crisis.

    What we do, we do with and out of love. We appreciate each person’s own circumstances, their journey and the future they want to make for themselves.

    Hope is the thing that helps you keep going; without it we have nothing. 

  • Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland logo

    Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

    Improving the lives of people with chest or heart conditions, long covid, or who have had a stroke.

  • Community Infosource logo

    Community Infosource

    Community Infosource (CIS) is a Glasgow-based charity advocating for the integration of the asylum community.

    We recruit and train volunteers so they can get involved by working alongside us on our various projects. It is a great opportunity that develops skills and improves employability.

    We create and run projects which address the needs of minority groups. These intiatives help us reach out to the people within the community.

    We conduct research into issues which affect people’s access to services, rights, or opportunities, particularly action research with researchers from the community.

  • Cryptic logo

    Cryptic

    Cryptic is Scotland’s internationally renowned home of audiovisual art and experimentation. Based in Glasgow, Cryptic presents and promotes the most dynamic talents of today and tomorrow.

  • Girlguiding Glasgow logo

    Girlguiding Glasgow

    Girlguiding Glasgow is proud to be a part of Scotland's leading charity for girls and young women.

    Girlguiding Glasgow supports over 2500 young members across the city to grow in confidence, be amibtious, have fun and be a powerful force for good.

  • Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity logo

    Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity

    Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity funds enhanced equipment and services at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow to ensure that all of our young patients receive the best possible care and experience.
  • Glasgow Life logo

    Glasgow Life

    Glasgow Life is a charity that delivers cultural, sporting and learning activities on behalf of Glasgow City Council. In doing so we aim to make a positive impact on individuals, the communities in which they live and the city as a whole. We deliver a range of services including arts, music, sports, events and festivals, libraries, community development and learning programmes. In addition, we manage 167 buildings including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Emirates Arena and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome.
  • Glasgow Students' Nightline logo

    Glasgow Students' Nightline

    Nightline is a confidential telephone, text, and online listening and information service run by trained students for the students of Glasgow University, Glasgow Caledonian and Strathclyde University.

    Glasgow Students' Nightline is a member of the national Nightline Association. This ensures that our Nightline is operating according to best practice as decided on by the Nightline Association, mental health professionals, legal advisors, the Samaritans, and the Helplines Partnership.

  • Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP) logo

    Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP)

    Govan HELP is a charity which supports families with children in the Govan area of Glasgow. We build the resilience of parents and children by providing a range of early intervention services.

    One of our services is our Family Support Service which supports families to build on existing strengths and experience as a parent to help overcome challenges they are facing and build resilience to face future challenges. 

    We help with - Family routines, Parenting support, Groups to meet other parents and share information

     

  • Guide Dogs Scotland logo

    Guide Dogs Scotland

    Glasgow

    Location: we have volunteering opportunities for students Scotland wide. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. We are aiming to reach and support many more individuals over the next few years, from 200,000 people today, to 500,000 by 2023. We are keen to diversify our volunteers, and attract younger volunteers, such as as a student population. Volunteering for Guide Dogs is rewarding and will offer skill development to increase employability and add to your CV.

  • Healy Arts Charity logo

    Healy Arts Charity

    Healy Arts Charity (SC051273) has been established to advance education by providing opportunities for the public and artists based in Scotland & also internationally to learn new skills.

    We are looking for students who would like to work in the arts to volunteer with us to learn about how our innovative charity organisation functions and to build your CV. 

  • Inclusive Homework Club logo

    Inclusive Homework Club

    Our primary objective is to offer educational support to school aged children with a particular focus on the vulnerable groups of people in Glasgow area

    Inclusive Homework Club (IHWC) was founded by a committee in May 2018 and officially registered as a Scottish Charity in June 2020.

    IHWC's primary objective is to offer educational support to school aged children with a particular focus on the vulnerable groups of people in Glasgow area and provisions of adult courses. Furthermore, we aim to ensure every child in the club receives individualized learning support to reach their full potential.

    IHWC is designed to assist students in not only completing their school assignments but also to provide supplementary educational opportunities after school hours covering subjects like English, Maths, and more.

    In addition to supporting children academically, IHWC also helps adult members of its community acquire both language and computer skills, which also facilitates the support of children in education.

    Since its establishment, IHWC has significantly expanded its services to benefit its community members. These expansions include holiday sports programs, indoor and outdoor activities tailored for both children and adults, and various other initiatives.

    IHWC remains dedicated to fulfilling its mission of enhancing the education of children and adults in line with its stated purpose.

  • It's a Penalty logo

    It's a Penalty

    It's a Penalty works collaboratively to end human trafficking, exploitation and abuse. We run local and global education and awareness campaigns to tackle the world's fastest growing crime.

    It's a Penalty works collaboratively to end human trafficking, exploitation and abuse. We run local and global education and awareness campaigns highlighting penalties for offenders, the signs to look out for, and how to make a report.

    Our Student Ambassador Programme educates and empowers UK university students to prevent human trafficking, the world's fastest growing crime.

     

    It’s a Penalty run global campaigns during major sporting events such as the Olympic & Paralympic Games and the NFL Super Bowls, working in partnership with the sports, travel and tourism industry, NGO's, law enforcers and top athletes. We also advocate for legal reform to improve protection from sexual exploitation and abuse for children through our CommonProtect programme.

  • Literacy Pirates logo

    Literacy Pirates

    The Literacy Pirates is an educational charity working to develop the literacy, confidence and perseverance of young people in London, so that they achieve both in school and in the world beyond.

  • MCR Pathways logo

    MCR Pathways

    MCR Pathways is a Scottish, school based mentoring programme supporting those in or on the edges of the care-system to realise their full potential through education.

    MCR Pathways works in all Glasgow’s secondary schools and in schools in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh, North Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire. The programme supports almost 2,000 young people each week. MCR supports them to find, grow and use their own talents and skills.

  • MerryGo Round logo

    MerryGo Round

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    We are a not for profit charity and registered social enterprise who provide free packs throughout Glasgow to needy families registered with our partnership. We have a sorting hub in Tollcross Park and a boutique shop in Southside Glasgow providing employment opportunities.

  • Move On logo

    Move On

    Move On Scotland work with vulnerable young people and people affected by homelessness to help them unlock their untapped potential.

    Move On Scotland work with vulnerable young people and people affected by homelessness to help them unlock their untapped potential. We match volunteer mentors to vulnerable young people to support them to achieve goals and reach their full potential. Mentors and young people meet once a week to work together towards a goal of the young person’s choice. Move On also manage the Glasgow and West of Scotland regional centre of FareShare, which redistributes surplus food to frontline charities and community groups. People can volunteer in the warehouse either individually or in groups.

  • NSPCC Scotland logo

    NSPCC Scotland

    At NSPCC Scotland we believe that every childhood is worth fighting for. We work to protect children, prevent abuse and make child abuse a thing of the past. We run Childline, the free and confidential counselling service for children and young people, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We also visit every primary school across Scotland talking to children and teaching them to speak out if they have any worries or concerns, and stay safe. In addition, we work directly with families in local communities, giving support through our specialist teams.
  • Oxfam Campaigns logo

    Oxfam Campaigns

    Oxfam is a global community of people who believe in a radically better world. We believe we can overcome poverty by fighting the injustices and inequalities that fuel it. Join us today!

  • PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide logo

    PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

    PAPYRUS is a UK wide Suicide Prevention charity who believe that many young suicides are preventable.

    PAPYRUS exists to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives, by shattering the stigma surrounding suicide and equipping young people and their communities with the skills to recognise and respond to emotional distress. We believe that no young person should have to struggle alone with thoughts of suicide. We work with communities across the UK, engaging them in our mission to prevent suicide in children and young people. We engage them through our resources and training, learning with them and galvanising them to help save young lives. We also press for change to current legislation around suicide prevention on a regional and national level.

     

    Today, we are a leading youth suicide prevention charity in the UK. Our suicide prevention helpline, HOPELINE247, is staffed by trained suicide prevention advisers, who work with young people – and anybody concerned for a young person – to help keep them safe from suicide. HOPELINE247 is a free and confidential call, text and email service, which is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year (weekends and bank holidays included).

  • Refuweegee logo

    Refuweegee

    Refuweegee was set up by Selina Hales in December 2015 to provide a warm welcome to forcibly displaced people arriving in Glasgow.

    Refuweegee have received an amazing response from people and have provided over 2000 community-built, personal welcome packs. They aim to extend Glasgow's friendly welcome through welcome packs, events and various volunteer opportunities. They works with multiple organisations around Scotland to distribute welcome packs to schools and community organisations. 

    Refuweegee

    (ref-u-wee-gee)

    noun - A person who upon arrival in Glasgow is embraced by the people of the city, a person considered to be local.

    see also Glaswegian

  • RSPB logo

    RSPB

    The largest conservation charity in Europe, the RSPB is educating and campaigning on behalf of nature. From programmes connecting children to nature to campaigns on environmental issues, we are working hard to sustain and enhance the natural world around us.
  • Simon Community Scotland logo

    Simon Community Scotland

    Every day we help make positive things happen for people facing extremely difficult circumstances. We provide expert, compassionate and flexible support and link people into the services they need.

    We deliver a range of services across Glasgow, Edinburgh (Streetwork) and across Central Scotland. We work with people so that they can resolve their homelessness as quickly as possible. We maintain contact with people – in diverse circumstances – so that we can help them address the underlying reasons for their homelessness and get the support they need.

    By working and learning together we can drive impact and change person to person – to transform everyone’s experience of homelessness in Scotland.

  • Starter Packs Glasgow logo

    Starter Packs Glasgow

    We're a Glasgow based charity helping people moving on from homelessness to tenancy by providing packs of household essentials to help them settle into their new home, alleviating stress & poverty.

  • Strathclyde Sports Union logo

    Strathclyde Sports Union

    We are the constituted coordinating body for all student sport at the University of Strathclyde. The most important factor of the Sports Union is that it is run by students for students. Through a system of democratic committees each member has a voice as to how decisions are made. The Sports President is elected each year from the student body for a one year full time (paid) position and is assisted by the Sports Executive Committee.
  • Strathclyde Students' Union logo

    Strathclyde Students' Union

    Strath Union is an organisation dedicated to supporting students throughout their years at university and beyond.
  • Sustrans logo

    Sustrans

    Sustrans are the charity making it easier for everyone to walk, wheel and cycle. Our I Bike project delivers outdoor education in schools, promoting a safer, happier and healthier school community.

    Volunteers can support the ‘I Bike’ team with outdoor activities for children and young people at schools in Bishopbriggs (5 minutes Subway ride from Queen Street), Kirkintilloch, Lenzie or Lennoxtown.

    This would suit people who enjoy being active, and have an enthusiastic mindset about young people and outdoor education.

    The activities volunteers can help with could include; teaching children and young people how to cycle or scoot, school playground cycle/scooter skills activities, leading cycle rides or walks, showing people how to look after and repair a cycle, or helping with the maintenance of our bikes that we lend out (training provided).I Bike volunteering is very flexible - volunteers will be provided with an online calendar which shows the upcoming dates for planned activities, so they can decide which ones they'd like to attend.  Activities take place within school hours (between 9am and 3pm) during school term times. There are no activities during school holidays (July-mid August).

    The volunteers will be making a positive impact on young people’s confidence and ability to get around in their community, as well as making a significant contribution to their health and wellbeing. Studies have shown that children who cycle to school are more likely to cycle as an adult, so the volunteers will also be helping to make a significant impact on transport emissions and air pollution.

  • The Brain Charity logo

    The Brain Charity

    We help people with all forms of neurological condition to lead longer, healthier, happier lives There are more than 600 conditions affecting the brain, spine and nervous system.

    Befriending is a weekly voluntary role, where a volunteer makes a telephone call to someone who has a neurological condition and/or supports someone with one. The aim is to be a calm, non-judgemental ear, and bring a bit of kindness and empathy their way. We ask that volunteers take on two befriendees where possible, so it would require 2 x 30-minute conversations each week. We do require a DBS enhanced and we can sort that out with volunteers unless they are on the DBS update service.

     

    https://www.thebraincharity.org.uk/dont-suffer-in-silence-if-youre-lonely-try-our-phone-befriending-service/

  • The Conservation Volunteers logo

    The Conservation Volunteers

    We bring people together to create, improve and care for green spaces.

    TCV Scotland offers a wide range of environmental activities in Central Scotland for people from different backgrounds, ages and abilities to help protect and enhance our local greenspaces and biodiversity. At the same time participants learn new skills, improve their physical and mental health, and engage with like-minded people.

    We are also committed to providing a diverse range of high-quality learning opportunities for a wide range of participants, we support local communities, and can help you discover your ‘inner scientist’ and that hidden passion for nature.

    You can read about TCV Volunteer Policies here.

     

  • The MS Society logo

    The MS Society

    Our vision is a world free from the effects of MS. Our ultimate goal is to find treatments for everyone. Until then, we're working to make sure no one has to face MS alone.

    We fund world-leading research, share the latest information and campaign for everyone's rights. Together we are a community and together we can stop MS.

    We understand what life’s like with MS. And we know together we are stronger. We’re researching, writing, campaigning and fighting. Running, walking, caring and talking.

    Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

  • The Mungo Foundation logo

    The Mungo Foundation

    We are one of the most diverse and highly respected providers of social care and support for vulnerable people in Glasgow, West Central Scotland and beyond. At any one time we will typically run around 40 different types of project, delivering support to over 1500 individuals, their families and communities. We provide professional care and support to the vulnerable people who use our services and who present with a wide range of need. Our mission is to enrich the lives of those we serve. Our services provide key support and care to the most vulnerable people in our community. Can you help?
  • The No1 Be-Friending Agency logo

    The No1 Be-Friending Agency

    The No.1 Be-friending Agency is a social enterprise dedicated to valuing people and helping them live fuller, happier lives through befriending.

    Our mission is to reduce loneliness and isolation by promoting the well-being of people in Greater Glasgow and providing friendship and companionship. We provide one-to-one meetings and phone calls between clients and volunteers and group be-friending (tea parties, visits to museums and galleries, storytelling and reminiscing sessions) to people who would otherwise be lonely or isolated.

  • Volunteering Matters logo

    Volunteering Matters

    Volunteering Matters is the leading UK volunteering charity engaging more than 20000 volunteers each year through over 100 programmes.

    Our Vision

    Volunteering Matters’ vision is of a society where everyone can participate to build strong and inclusive communities.

    Our Mission

    Volunteering Matters’ mission is to enable people to take an active role in their communities through volunteering and social action.

    Our Values

    • Valuing staff and volunteers
    • Working as a team
    • Being agile
    • Being ambitious
    • Demonstrating mutual respect

    Our ambition

    To be a high performing, agile, effective charity responsive to the needs of individuals and communities in the UK and beyond in the 21st Century

    Volunteering Matters’ four communities of our work

    • Older & retired people
    • Young people
    • Disabled people
    • Families
  • Whiteinch Centre logo

    Whiteinch Centre

    Our mission is to create and support a culture of volunteering at the Whiteinch Centre and the surrounding area.

    The Whiteinch Centre recognise that the volunteer’s time and skills are a valuable resource without which the organisation could not offer a comprehensive service to the public. The organisation hopes volunteers find the time spent volunteering a valuable and stimulating experience. This policy alongside other policies and the code of conduct is intended to provide an understanding of the volunteer role in the organisation.

    Objectives:

    • To offer learning opportunities for local people in Whiteinch and the surrounding areas.
    • To enable community involvement through volunteering
    • To support local health and wellbeing by providing a range of activities and classes.
    • Improve access to affordable nutritious food.
    • Support community development

     

  • Who Cares? Scotland logo

    Who Cares? Scotland

    Who Cares? Scotland supports care experienced people to have their voice heard and we make that happen in a number of ways.

    Who Cares? Scotland is Scotland's only national independent membership organisation for Care Experienced people. Our strategic vision is to secure a lifetime of equality, respect and love for Care Experienced people in Scotland. At the heart of our work are the rights of Care Experienced people and the power their voices have to bring about change.

  • Won Connect CIC logo

    Won Connect CIC

    Won Connect is a non-profit social enterprise with the aim of tackling social isolation amongst older and socially isolated individuals in Glasgow.

    Won Connect is a non-profit social enterprise with the aim of tackling social isolation amongst older and socially isolated individuals in Glasgow. We do this through IT classes which help older people be independent, feel confident, and stay safe online, as well as providing them an opportunity to socialise with peers. We’re also creating a social media platform just for older people to meet new people and reconnect with old friends.

    We raise money to support these activities through donations, by providing a digital consulting service to other businesses, charging community centres, care homes and businesses to run the IT classes, and through our ecommerce site.

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  • Woodcraft Folk Scotland logo

    Woodcraft Folk Scotland

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    Woodcraft Folk is an educational movement for children and young people, designed to develop their confidence and activity in society, with the aim of building a world based on equality, friendship, peace and cooperation.

    Adult volunteers run groups for children and young people in their local communities. Children and young people influence their local group programme and take part in a range of activities such as camping, co-operative games, hikes, arts and crafts, outdoor adventures, social action, environmental education, global education and discussions on issues important to them.

    Our motto is 'Span the world with Friendship'.

  • Young Climate Warriors logo

    Young Climate Warriors

    Young Climate Warriors offers weekly challenges for children - with a 'stubborn optimist' outlook'. Join our team - learn more about climate change and take small actions to help our planet.

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