Volunteer in Glasgow

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From Glasgow to Motherwell to Paisley. Not only is this an area of fine banter, quality fashion and brilliant bars it is also a hotspot of volunteering opportunities.

Charities that you could volunteer with in and near Glasgow include:

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Click here to see all the charities we work with across Scotland.

Example opportunities

Aberlour Child Care Trust- Training and Development Assistant

Aberlour is the largest Scottish children’s charity, helping over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children each year. In this role you’ll support the Volunteer Development Officer with the delivery of their peer mentoring training. The Peer Mentors are young people who have been supported by the services Aberlour provide, and wish to volunteer their time to offer support to other young people who may be experiencing similar issues or disadvantages. You’ll assist with the preparation of materials and resources for training, provide support to peer mentors preparing for assessment, and much more. You will be directly working with young people and contributing to their personal development. The experience of this role will provide an excellent opportunity to illustrate a commitment to youth work/social work and education.  

Citizens Advice Direct - Generalist Telephone Advisor

Join a friendly and enthusiastic team who work with a diverse range of people on a day to day basis. You’ll provide up-to-date information and help support people with a variety of needs and issues, whilst gaining great experience in an IT based office role.  

Leonard Cheshire Disability Scotland - Befriender

Leonard Cheshire Disability supports over 21,000 disabled people in the UK and works in 52 countries. They campaign for change and provide innovative services that give disabled people the opportunity to live their life, their way. This role is designed to enable users of the service to access all the other fun stuff within the community, as often as they wish! Though the role is Befriending, the day to day activity and environment is different depending on each match. Each volunteering match is found on a 1 to 1 basis- the Volunteer Coordinator considers location; personality match for user of service and volunteer; support need; mandatory training if there is any, and the extent of supervision and support available to the volunteer.

The Conservation Volunteers – Conservation Volunteer

As a volunteer with TCV you will take part in a variety of conservation projects. You will help maintain footpaths in local woodlands, create wildlife gardens, construct decking areas, control invasive species, help with tree planting and much more. Informal training is given throughout the opportunity as each new project begins. You will be working alongside other volunteers in a close-knit team in a friendly atmosphere. If you have a passion for the outdoors and the environment this is the role for you.  


Case Studies

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Meet Emily, Volunteer in Stirling

“Volunteering filled the gaps in my CV” When Emily moved to Scotland in 2013 she decided to take the first…
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Meet Becky, Volunteer in Glasgow

“Volunteering gave me the confidence to get back into work” Becky Hogg was no stranger to volunteering, having helped with…

Meet David, Volunteer in Glasgow

David McLuckie (21) had been unemployed for quite some time. Then he volunteered with ProjectScotland at Playbusters.