Volunteer in Glasgow

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Glasgow. Not only is this an area of fine banter, quality fashion and brilliant bars it is also a hotspot of volunteering opportunities. Take a look at just a few of the awesome opportunities you could get involved with below.

Example opportunities


Good with people? Then Good needs you! Good is an activity and information hub located in Glasgow’s Buchanan Galleries and they are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join their team. It’s an innovative project run by Kibble, one of Scotland’s oldest, leading child and youth care charities. The role will include meeting and greeting customers, providing support with the running and set up of activities and providing digital support. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and gain experience in supporting charitable events. 


Maryhill Burgh Halls (MBHT) was set up in 2004 with the aim of saving the Victorian Burgh Halls from demolition and making it a part of community life once again. Saved from demolition, MBHT are now looking for a volunteer to help with reception and administration duties to ensure the hall continues to be a part of the community. This role will help manage to day-to-day operations of the hall and will see the volunteer be the first port of call for customers who have enquiries and/or would like to make a booking. Sound like the perfect opportunity for you? Get in touch!

GARDEN ASSISTANT - Concrete Garden

Are you green-fingered? Then this is the volunteer placement for you! Concrete Garden is an urban community food growing and creative waste reduction project. They provide growing space, events and activities for the people of Possilpark and the wider North Glasgow area. They’re looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to join their small, friendly team to run sessions across their sites. From growing organic vegetables to worm composting to weeding, this is a great opportunity to volunteer outdoors and help the local community.


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. 


 Case Studies

Bhavana & Emma

Meet Bhavana

Bhavana approached ProjectScotland because she wanted a placement that would help improve her confidence and communication skills. English is her second language and so she feared people wouldn’t be able to understand her when it came to applying for jobs. After a placement as a General Telephone Advisor with Citizens Advice Direct, Bhavana is more confidence and ready to start applying for jobs. Find out more about her placement and journey with ProjectScotland. 

More information

Got a question? Don’t see an opportunity that takes your fancy? Don’t worry, our friendly Youth Engagement Managers are here to help! Find out how to contact them below.


Mairi Whannel

Youth Engagement Manager

0131 281 7364

I have worked in the charity sector for fourteen years.  Administration was my first job role, however, throughout the years…
I have worked in the charity sector for fourteen years.  Administration was my first job role, however, throughout the years I have been involved with many different projects, job roles and have met some amazing individuals.  During my first few years in the Sector, I was involved in an employment programme that gave young people a chance to experience the working environment and move on in life.  Seeing the positive impact on young people was rewarding.  I have gone full circle in my career and I am now back working with young people and enjoying every minute of it!

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Emma Hanlon

Emma Hanlon

Youth Engagement Manager (Glasgow)

0131 281 7364

I joined ProjectScotland in March 2017 as Youth Engagement Manager in Glasgow. I lived and worked here ten years ago…

I joined ProjectScotland in March 2017 as Youth Engagement Manager in Glasgow. I lived and worked here ten years ago and I love being back in this incredible city. I have spent many years supporting young people, mainly within a social work setting. However, my dream was to work within the charity sector and I feel very privileged to be a part of the ProjectScotland team.

I have the exciting role of helping young people find amazing volunteering opportunities with our equally amazing charity partners. I continue to be amazed by the commitment, talent and passion of young people throughout Glasgow and I can’t imagine a more worthwhile job than the one I have now.

When I am not working, I spend ALL my time running after my two mischievous twin boys. As a family, we love watching Toy Story (over and over again) exploring and going on adventures.

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