Action for Children
From before they are born until they are into their twenties, we help disadvantaged children across the UK.
We help them through fostering or adoption and by intervening early to stop neglect and abuse. We make life better for children with disabilities. We influence policy and advocate for change. Our 7,000 staff and volunteers operate over 600 services, improving the lives of 370,000 children, teenagers, parents and carers every year. We succeed by doing what’s right, doing what’s needed, and doing what works for children.
Action on Hearing Loss Scotland
We are the Scottish Directorate of a UK wide charity that supports people who are deaf, have hearing loss, or Tinnitus.
We provide a variety of services in Glasgow including hearing aid support, veteran support, information giving, welfare support and campaigning.
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 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.
Big Noise Govanhill/Sistema Scotland
Music after school club for the children in the Govanhill area. Children learn to play musical instruments - strings and woodwind, brass and percussion - general musicianship and learning to read music.
Blind Veterans UK
We are Blind Veterans UK and we believe that no one who has served our country should battle blindness alone. That's why we're here to help with lifelong practical and emotional support which we provide to Armed Forces and National Service veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight. We help veterans recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss.
The Cairn Youth Network is a branch of the charity dedicated to raising awareness about domestic abuse to students on university campuses across the UK. It is a platform for social action. They create useful resources, organise events and ultimately aim to open up discussion on the issue of domestic abuse.
The Cairn Youth Network predominantly encourages volunteers to create and run a society at their university students’ union, and use this as a platform to raise awareness about this issue.
Cancer Support Scotland
Cancer Support Scotland first began 40 years ago, in the cosy living room of Sir Kenneth Calman. Now in our home amidst the leafy grounds of Gartnavel Hospital, we’ve worked hard to make sure things don’t feel a whole lot different. The Calman Centre was created as a safe space, helping everyone we support to feel at ease and in control. Where better then, than in a giant living room – where family and friends are welcome and the kettle is always on.
Cancer Support Scotland provides emotional and practical support to those affected by cancer. Offering counselling, complementary therapy, stres
C-Change supports people with learning disabilities and other additional support needs to live independently in the community
dates-n-mates, a project of C-Change, is Scotland's national dating and friendship organisation for adults with learning disabilities
Charity Concierge is a social enterprise for festival lovers everywhere. Charity Concierge is ran by Child.org who are working on health initiatives in Kenya and Sierra Leone.
Charity Concierge is a social enterprise for festival lovers everywhere. Each year, we take hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers to the UK and Ireland's best music festival, including Download, Latitude, Camp Bestival, and Electric Picnic. But Charity Concierges won't spend long shifts stewarding in a field. They work at the heart of the festival to bring festival-goers the services they love. Depending on the festival, Charity Concierges will volunteer on:
The Charity Concierge buggy service. Working as either a buggy driver or taxi ground crew member, volunteers will make sure festival-goers can hitch a lift from point A to point B and get where they need to go a little easier. At some festivals, we run the buggy service exclusively for the access campsite to make sure everyone can enjoy the festival as much as possible.
The Charity Concierge fast-track drinks service. The nomads of the arena, our general services volunteers will take drinks orders from festival-goers, collect them using our fast-track lane at the bar, and deliver them to their customers. It's the service we've all wanted at a festival - to get more drinks and be able to keep your spot in the crowd - and our volunteers are the heroes that deliver it.
Tent pitching. A smaller part of the volunteer role, but just as vital. Charity Concierges (provided with a little bit of training) will jump in to rescue festival-goers tied up in a tent pretzel (or the grips of desperation).
In addition to a free ticket to the festival, Charity Concierge offer their volunteers plenty of time off to enjoy themselves with their mates. And the best part? All of the donations earned through the hard work of our volunteers go directly to Child.org, an innovative international development charity pioneering novel global health initiatives and working with mums and children in Kenya and Sierra Leone to improve the health of children in places it's most needed.
Children's Hospices Across Scotland
Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) are the only provider of respite and end-of-life care to children in Scotland with a life shortening condition, and their families. Today, CHAS can only reach one in three of the families across Scotland who need their support, but are determined to reach them all. To do that, they need more specialist nurses and doctors, more trained carers, more volunteers, and more specialist equipment and facilities. That means, quite simply, that they need to raise more money – they need your help!
Dig Deep is an international development charity which works with Narok and Bomet Counties in the South West of Kenya, where currently 8 out of 10 people lack access to clean water and sanitation.
Since we established in 2007 we have rapidly grown to 10 full-time staff supported by 400+ volunteers based in both Kenya and the UK. By the end of 2019, we had built taps which are now serving over 32,000 people at any one time, constructed toilets which are now serving over 18,000 people at any one time and delivered hygiene and menstrual health training which will benefit over 121,000 people.
Our continued mission now is to support and build the capacity of the County Government to create and improve sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services for the next generation.
One of our primary fundraising avenues to raise the funds to support this work is through our not for profit Dig Deep Challenges. Established in 2012, Dig Deep Challenges has organised and run numerous international challenges such as climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for over 1200 fundraisers so far providing not only an incredible life-changing experience for these individuals but raised approximately £1.5million to support Dig Deep's charitable objectives over this period.
The Dig Deep Family continues to grow year on year and we always welcome the support of new volunteers looking to contribute their drop to create those ever-expanding ripples of change.
ENABLE Scotland Scottish charity, working for an equal society for every person who has a learning disability. Every day we:
Campaign to end discrimination and break down the barriers that prevent people who have a learning disability from living as equal members of society.
Raise funds to support families who have nowhere else to turn, and create more opportunities for people who have a learning disability to be active in their communities.
Provide personalised support that enables people who have a learning disability to work, develop their skills and live the life they choose.
We are a charity Organisation our main office is based in Edinburgh. We have a relatively New Autism Project based East End of Glasgow. We are looking for Volunteers who would be interested in Facilitating Circles of Support around those affected by Autism. Training and expenses given.
Equine Rescue and Education SCIO
We are an equine rescue based in Howwood. We care for approx 20 horses and ponies. Duties include mucking out, hay,feed and water the horses/ponies. Turning out the horses/ponies to the field. Grooming. We do not have any riding opportunities. We also require assistance with yard and field maintenance and fundraising/ events
Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care
We are a rabbit rescue charity dedicated to improving rabbit welfare through the delivery of rescue, adoption, bonding and care advice services for rabbit owners throughout Scotland. We operate via a foster care network, supported by our rescue hub in East Dunbartonshire.
Falkirk Community Trust
Falkirk Community Trust manages and operates a range of community-facing sport, recreation, arts, heritage and library services in the Falkirk area. Our facilities include one of the oldest surviving purpose built cinemas, the Hippodrome; 18th century mansion now local Falkirk museum, Callendar House; Falkirk Town Hall Theatre and a range of sports, recreation and leisure facilities.
As a not-for-profit organisation we strive to support community aspirations, deliver inspiring services and ensure that the experiences we offer provide equality of opportunity and access for all.
Food Train is an award winning Scottish Charity helping frail older people who struggle to do their own grocery shopping. Our trusted, friendly volunteers provide a vital weekly food order collection, shopping and delivery service which helps older people stay healthy and independent at home and helps combat social isolation amongst them.
As well as our shopping service we provide assistance with household chores via our EXTRA service and befriending for older people in the North East of Glasgow. We have various volunteering opportunities across all of our services.
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
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 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 Marrow is part of the student-run branch of Anthony Nolan, the national charity that run the stem cell register in the UK. We run events across Glasgow to recruit new donors to the stem cell register, in the hope they'll one day be a match for someone with blood cancer in need of a lifesaving stem cell or bone marrow transplant.
Govan Home and Education Link Project (Govan HELP)
Volunteers will befriend a child 2-3 hours a week on a day that suits them for a minimum of six months.
Govan HELP supports children & families within Govan to develop their potential through learning, therapeutic services and community partnerships. We would be interested in hearing from Students who would like to volunteer with our Children's befriending Service. Volunteer Befrienders will offer individual support to children (aged 7-12) allowing them to enjoy local activities and develop new interests. The service is aimed at children who are lacking in confidence, have difficult home lives, or are socially isolated.
Guide Dogs Scotland
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.
Home Start Glasgow South
Home-Start Glasgow South is a family support charity, working with hundreds of parents and children across the Southside.
Home-Start Glasgow South offer a range of services, from baby massage to English tuition. Our core service relies on volunteers who, once trained, are paired with a family with at least one child under 8 and visit them in their home for 2-3 hours a week. The volunteers provide practical and/or emotional support dependent on the circumstances, which vary but can include challenges such as isolation, poor mental and/or physical health or lack of routine for the children.
Imran Khan Cancer Appeal
Imran Khan Cancer Appeal raises funds for the Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital founded by Imran Khan. The National Health Service does not provide cancer treatment in Pakistan and as a result poor people die without proper diagnosis/treatment. We treat those underprivileged people with cancer. Join us in the fight against cancer.
We support people who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and their families. Marie Curie Helper is a befriending role that offers people with a terminal illness companionship and support in engaging in hobbies and interests to reduce social isolation.
Maslow's Community Shop
Maslow's is a second hand goods shop, volunteer run with profits going back into the community. We provide free clothing and household goods to asylum seekers and people in the local community who are experiencing hardship and English classes.
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.
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 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.
National Autistic Society
Founded in 1962, we are the UK’s leading charity for autistic people and their families. Our goal is to help transform lives, change attitudes and create a society that works for autistic people
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.
People with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) and their carers are at the centre of our work. With experience in family support, therapeutics, research and campaigning, we are uniquely placed to meet the holistic needs of this group in caring and compassionate ways. We offer courses, events and other training and development opportunities for family, paid carers and professionals working in health and social care. Although many people with PMLD have significant disabilities, they are also teachers, facilitators and can make a great contribution to our lives.
Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau
We were set up in 1990 with the aim of alleviating the effects of poverty, disadvantage and economic exclusion for local residents. We provide a rights-based, quality-assured advice service for people struggling on a low income, facing eviction or repossession of their property, experiencing ill-health or disability, dealing with unmanageable debt or facing the loss of a job. We assist around 2,000 clients each year through a mixture of open door services, appointments, home visits and outreach clinics.
Positive Action in Housing
An independent, anti-racist homelessness and human rights charity (SC027577) providing advice (asylum support, benefits, housing, homelessness) to British ethnic minority communities, refugees and migrants from all places
Prostate Cancer UK
At Prostate Cancer UK we are looking to recruit fundraising volunteers to sell our Man of Men pin badges to spread awareness of Prostate Cancer. Volunteers will chat to shoppers spreading awareness and raising vital funds for the charity. We will provide all necessary training.
5th October Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre
6th October Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre
11th October Braehead Shopping Centre
12th October Silverburn Shopping Centre
Sign Up At: https://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/badge-volunteers-glasgow
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.
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
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.
We are a not for profit cooperative of graduates from the Glasgow School of Art operating three art venues across the Saltmarket and High Street including Salt art gallery.
We are a cooperative of graduates from the Glasgow School of Art who operate three art venues on the High Street and Saltmarket, including Salt Gallery.
Scapa Fest Limited
Scapa Fest is a solar-powered, leave-no-trace and zero-waste yoga, adventure and sustainable living festival on the West Coast of Scotland.
Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Scottish CND is at the forefront of campaigning against nuclear weapons in Scotland. We campaign for the abolition of all nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.
Strathclyde Sirens / Netball Scotland
Scotland's only semi-pro Netball team, partnered with University of Strathclyde, who are competing in the Sky Sports televised, UK Vitality Netball Superleague.
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
Strath Union is an organisation dedicated to supporting students throughout their years at university and beyond.
TEDx University of Strathclyde
TEDxUniversityofStrathclyde is a day-long ideas conference, organised by a team of University of Strathclyde students. The event features inspiring discussions with an open-minded audience, live talks, and a journey of discovery. We welcome thought-provoking and inspirational speakers to the TEDx stage, to explore unique and challenging concepts within our local and global community.
The INCLUDED project
The INCLUDED project is a community project which helps people with learning difficulties to access opportunities within the community which might not be otherwise available to them. We run on a person-centered model, which means the needs and aspirations of our service users shape the support and opportunities we offer.
We run out of the Yoker Community Campus and host group work sessions to help our service users gain the skills confidence needed to achieve the things that matter to them.These include upcycling, woodworking, cooking classes and gardening sessions at our allotment.
The Miracle Foundation
The Miracle Foundation is a registered charity based in Lanarkshire Motherwell who help support children and young people between ages 4-12 years and adolescents experiencing bereavement and trauma.
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.
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The No1 Be-Friending Agency
The No.1 Be-friending Agency is a social enterprise dedicated to valuing the person and helping them live fuller, happier lives. 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 between clients and volunteers and group be-friending (tea parties with BINGO!) to people who would otherwise be lonely or isolated.
TimeBank is a national volunteering charity that started in 2000. We run volunteering projects which are designed to tackle social issues.
One of our exciting projects Shoulder to Shoulder Online, offers one to one volunteer mentor support for ex-Service men and women (mentees) living in Scotland who are recovering from mental health issues or having difficulty adjusting to civilian life – and support for families too.
Mentors provide support, assistance guidance to help mentees set goals to make positive changes for independent living.
Volunteer Tutors Organisation
Volunteer Organisation providing educational support to disadvantaged children throughout Glasgow.
Who We Are
Whiteinch Centre is an independent community facility owned by the people of Whiteinch. It provides a hub at the heart of the community making Whiteinch a vibrant place to live, work and play.
Woodcraft Folk Scotland
Woodcraft Folk is an organisation 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 social justice. 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.
Youth Community Support Agency is a well-established charitable organisation which delivers specialist support services to young people aged 12 – 25 from Black and Minority Ethnic communities to empower them to embrace their full potential, equipping them with the tools and skills to make positive changes in their lives. At YCSA, we provide holistic support through a variety of in-house services to ensure young people have maximum and effective support. The main focus of our work is to engage those young people deemed ‘hard to reach’, at risk of social exclusion and on the fringes of society.