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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Example opportunities

Trainee Horse Riding Assistant – RDA

This placement will allow you to learn how to care for the horses in the yard, developing your skills and building up to participating with riding lessons for the disabled. This opportunity will give you the chance to work as part of a team, develop a greater awareness about people living with disabilities, while working closely with the horses and learning about their needs. RDA run sessions for both children and adults – you’ll be given all the support you need to get really stuck in and be a part of the team. 

Reception Volunteer – Scottish Refugee Council

This role gives a volunteer the chance to be part of an exciting and rewarding service. Since 1985 the Scottish Refugee Council has worked to ensure all  refugees in Scotland are treated fairly, and with dignity. As a reception volunteer you’ll provide administrative support, handling incoming calls and handling visitor sign ins. You’ll meet people from a wide range of backgrounds, and be given ongoing support and training. This role will help you develop a range of transferrable skills that you can demonstrate on your CV. 

Social Media Volunteer – CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children. They’re looking for a volunteer to join their marketing team and support the development and delivery of a social media campaign for a brand new event. You will be supported throughout the placement, and given the chance to develop, implement, and manage a social media campaign. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious individual looking for marketing experience or someone with a keen interest in social media. 

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.  

 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.