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

BEFRIENDER - Leonard Cheshire Disability

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. In Glasgow, we support 24 people with physical, developmental & emotional support needs to live in their own homes. In most cases these are homes shared with other people with disabilities- in all cases there are staff present 24 hours per day. Volunteer support enables the users of the service to access all the other fun stuff within the community, as often as they wish!  

EDT SUPPORT WORKER - Engineer Development Trust

The EDT is the largest provider of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enrichment activities in Scotland and across the UK. Their range of programmes provide opportunities for 11-21 year olds to enhance their technical, personal and employability skills through industry-led projects, industrial placements and specialised courses. They help develop partnerships, build links between education and industry and help organisations reach talent and connect with young engineers and scientists across the UK. The ‘Year in Industry’ programme matches students with employers and provides dedicated support during a year working in industry before embarking on a university degree. As Volunteer YINI you will help analyse student CVs and match these with opportunities within companies. You’ll provide assistance in the matching process and in organising interviews and visits. This will involve desk based research, liaison with the staff team, contact with students, and matching students to specific company roles.  


Citizens Advice Direct have a long history of working with volunteers and as such have a well established induction and training plan in place. As part of their team you’ll be constantly learning new skills and information as you help members of the local community. By choosing to volunteer with Citizens Advice Direct, you are choosing an organisation which provides a pleasant and supportive environment within which to volunteer and the opportunity to give first hand support to fellow citizens. 

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