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10/10/23

The Blankfaces Tuck Shop - Volunteers Needed

The Blankfaces, the UK's first fashion label aimed at ending homelessness, are looking for volunteers for their Tuck Shop ( food store), which offers store cupboard essentials, as well as hot meals provided by local restaurants.

Volunteer duties would include sorting donations, restocking the tuck shop, distributing food & importantly speaking to users of the Tuck Shop, many who are experiencing homelessness. If you are interested in volunteering, call 07474 026088 or email gerard@theblankfaces.co.uk

 

Polish Sikorski Seniors Club- Volunteers Needed

The Polish Sikorski Seniors Club (for 55 +) is meeting fortnightly in Sikorski Club, 5 Parkgrove Terrace G3 7SD. They are seeking Polish speaking volunteers (as many of the seniors do not speak English) to help out with this growing group.

The club started in February 2023 and there is growing demand for volunteers to work with and speak with many of the many lonely and isolated Polish seniors in the community. If you are interested to find out more and volunteer contact Katarzyna Tomczak on 07734321740 or email kat.tomczak@yahoo.com.

 

World Athletics Indoor Championships - Volunteer Recruitment

Glasgow is proud to host the World Athletics Indoor Championships 1-3 March 2024. There will be six sessions of action-packed sport over three days of intense competition in the intimate setting of the Emirates Arena, with many of the best athletes in the world competing for prestigious World Indoor titles.

The World Athletics Indoor Championships Glasgow 24 (WICGlasgow24) will welcome hundreds of volunteers as part of the team delivering these Championships, playing an integral part in delivering a world-class welcome to the athletes, officials, media, and spectators. Volunteers will be at the heart of this fantastic event, helping to create extraordinary moments to raise the excitement level higher than ever before.

Find out more about the programme here https://worldathletics.org/competitions/world-athletics-indoor-championships/glasgow24/volunteer-in-glasgow Apply before 22/10/23

22 August 2023

Trustees Needed for Nemo Arts

Founded in 1998, Nemo Arts (Formerly Theatre Nemo) has been at the forefront of providing high-quality, participatory arts activities that support people in recovery from poor mental health, for 25 years. We have pioneered work with children and families of prisoners, young carers, adults in psychiatric units, prisoners, and people in communities. We deliver a range of services using artistic disciplines including music, drama and visual art. Research has shown that participation in the arts improves mental health and wellbeing of participants, whatever the current state of their mental health. Our work helps people achieve positive outcomes such as increasing confidence and self-esteem, providing opportunities to increase creative and life skills, and reducing isolation. The creative arts have the potential to improve quality of life and give people a new positive identity.

Our mission is to support people in recovery from poor mental health, and we aim to:
• Improve people’s mental health and wellbeing
• Improve knowledge and understanding of mental illness in the community
• Reduce stigma and isolation associated with poor mental health

The people who use our service are adults experiencing poor mental health, there is a huge spectrum of poor mental health, and all are welcome within our service. The majority, around 80%, of referrals we receive are from NHS Mental Health services. Other referrals are received from Social Work and other 3rd sector services with a small portion of people self-referring to our service.

Trustee Role:
As a trustee you will be responsible for the charity’s governance and strategy. This includes making sure the charity is appropriately financed, and that Nemo Arts complies with all relevant rules. We expect all trustees to act in the interests of the charity, by applying skill and care in the application of their duties as well as operating in a manner consistent with Nemo Arts purpose.

In practical terms, we ask that trustees attend four board meetings per year, the annual general meeting, and one strategy day per year. There are many other opportunities to be involved in including attending services and events.

Experience Required:

We are recruiting for additional trustees to complement our board, we are also recruiting for a treasurer. As treasurer, you will have good skills and expertise in financial compliance, finance, budgets, forecasting and income generation. In addition, we would like you to have an ability to scrutinise and present the financial report at our annual general meetings.

Underpinning these requirements are good interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to working as a team, an understanding of and commitment to our charity’s work, a broader knowledge of trends across the third-sector and the application of those to strategic work.

In return, we can offer the satisfaction of helping fellow citizens to overcome barriers in their lives by joining a committed and collaborative board.

Time Commitment:

Our meetings are held every quarter either online or at our offices in Glasgow. They usually start around 1:00pm and finish around 3:00pm. Dates are set well in advance. Ad-hoc meetings take place outside of formal governance, which all trustees are expected to attend. The time you provide to our charity will be a valuable commitment in helping those who are amongst the most vulnerable across our society.

The Application:

Please provide a personal statement setting out how you meet the person specification for either the role of trustee or treasurer (maximum one page of A4) by email to David Walker, Chair of the Board of Trustees at Trustees@nemoarts.org

Before making an application, you can contact Nemo Arts, at the e-mail address above to arrange for an informal discussion with the Chair or another Trustee. The closing date for applications is Friday 29th September. It is expected that selection interviews will take place throughout October.

Added 30/8/23

Volunteer Glasgow Volunteering Fair

https://www.volunteerglasgow.org/volunteer/volunteering-fair-15th-september-2023/

October 2022

Possobilities Volunteer Drivers and Helpers Needed

Located in the heart of Possil, Possobilities is a disability centre for all age groups from 5 years old up to 70 years plus. We run a variety of activities and clubs throughout the week including arts and crafts, cooking, lunch clubs, bingo, computer classes, money management and healthy living.

We're always on the lookout for new volunteers to help with activities at our centre. At the moment we need Drivers and Helpers to deliver lunches to older, isolated and disabled residents within the Springburn, Possil and Milton and wider communities. This is a great opportunity to make new friends and have fun all while making a positive difference to the local community!

The Driver will drive a small mini van to make deliveries and be escorted by a Helper, who will take the food to their door. Masks and Covid safe equipment will be made available to you. The Helper will be responsible for looking after a money box and collecting money from residents on delivery as well as daily confidential sheets of customer's names and addresses.

As a volunteer with Possobilities you will receive a free lunch and your expenses will be covered.  Roles provide really valuable experience to add to your CV and we can offer a reference too.

The opportunities are available to join throughout the week, from Monday to Friday. Hours are from 10.30 to 2pm and we'd need you to commit to minimum one day at around 3.5  hours per week.

The driving role has the minimum age of 25 with at least 3 years driving experience. You will have good literacy and numeracy skills and have a general decent fitness level.

The helper role has the minimum age of 16. Ideally you will have good literacy and numeracy skills, enjoy helping others, be patient and have a general decent fitness level.

If interested, please contact Margaret on 0141 336 3562 or melliot@possobilities.org.uk

Added 31/3/22

Volunteers' Week 1st-7th June 2022

The main focus and theme for this years campaign remains ‘Thank You’ to all volunteers. Get involved and download resources on their website https://volunteersweek.scot/

 

 

Updated Feb 2022

Women's Centre Recruitment Day

Womens Centre Volunteer Day 23/3/22

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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