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  • Age Scotland logo

    Age Scotland

    Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. We work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.

  • Bazooka Arts logo

    Bazooka Arts

    We are passionate about empowering communities through high-quality creative opportunities.

    We prioritise the inclusion of those disadvantaged by inequality; people living in poverty and deprivation, people affected by disability, caring for others, age-related and mental ill-health.

    We work collaboratively with participants and volunteers to design, develop and deliver all our programmes, to address the needs and aspirations of the communities we work in. 

  • Blackwood Homes and Care logo

    Blackwood Homes and Care

    Blackwood provide care (in care homes), care at home services and tenancies to people with different support needs. We believe that using technology can significantly support independent living.

  • Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland logo

    Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

    We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after

  • City of Glasgow College logo

    City of Glasgow College

    Opportunities provided by staff teams at City of Glasgow College

  • City of Glasgow College Students Association

    At CitySA, our students are at the heart of everything do. We’re dedicated to enhancing the student experience of over 30,000 students at City of Glasgow College.

  • Citywise logo


    Our vision is to transform young lives through the power of character mentoring.

    We work with schools and families to help young people unlock their potential, flourish in all areas of their lives, and contribute positively to their communities.

  • Community Infosource logo

    Community Infosource

    Community Infosource (CIS) is a Glasgow-based charity advocating for the integration of the asylum community.

    We recruit and train volunteers so they can get involved by working alongside us on our various projects. It is a great opportunity that develops skills and improves employability.

    We create and run projects which address the needs of minority groups. These intiatives help us reach out to the people within the community.

    We conduct research into issues which affect people’s access to services, rights, or opportunities, particularly action research with researchers from the community.


  • Create Paisley logo

    Create Paisley

    Create Paisley is a youth arts charity working with young people in Renfrewshire to support good mental health through creativity. We provide support to young people a safe sociable space to attend.

    We provide support to young people in our communities experiencing the most challenging circumstances: young people who are socially isolated or side-lined, who are living in disadvantage and whose voices are often ignored by those around them. We work alongside young people to help them recognise and build on their strengths and potential. Through a mix of creative workshops and drop in sessions we support young people to develop the skills, support networks and strength they need to succeed and fulfil their ambitions.

  • Food Train (glasgow) logo

    Food Train (glasgow)

    Food Train is a Scottish Charity that supports vulnerable older people to maintain their independence at home via a variety of services including grocery shopping, befriending and home cleaning.

    Food Train Glasgow is a registered Scottish Charity that supports older people over the age of 65 in the City to access fresh groceries through a weekly shopping service, companionship and friendship through befriending and help round the home with tasks they are now struggling to do alone such as hoovering and changing bed linen.

    We have volunteering opportunities across all services as shoppers, drivers, drivers assistants, befrienders and home support assistants. 

    The roles are interchangeable and all except the shoppers role require application to the PVG scheme which Food Train will do on volunteers behalfs. 

    Our services operate Mon-Fri every week and volunteers start times vary from 7.30am for shopping, 9.30am for deliveries, a half day on Fridays for home support and one hour per week at any time for befriending.  We would typically recommend that shoppers give themselves 3-4 hours per shift and drivers 5-6 hours.

    Both the grocery shopping and home support roles are undertaken in small teams with on the job training from experienced volunteers whilst the befriending is a lone working role within an older persons home and requires additional training.

    Volunteering with Food Train is a great way to support the City's older population, give a little something back to local communities, meet new people, keep active and get to know the City! 

    We'd love to meet you!

  • Girlguiding Glasgow logo

    Girlguiding Glasgow

    Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK.

    Our volunteers run more than 150 units across Glasgow for Rainbows (ages 5-7), Brownies (7-10), Guides (10-14) and Rangers (14-18), where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and communities.

  • Glasgow Tool Library logo

    Glasgow Tool Library

    The Glasgow Tool Library (GTL) works just like a normal library, but instead of sharing books, we share tools. Established in 2017, the tool library is a community-led social enterprise and collective

    GTL promotes sharing, collaboration, and learning as forms of resistance, empowerment, and resilience.

    By creating a communal resource and community-run library we aim to challenge unsustainable relationships between use and ownership, promoting a more collaborative economy and society. Our aim is to bring communities together through the act of sharing by providing people with the tools they need to improve the objects, spaces, and places that matter to them.

  • Govan & Linthouse Parish Church (For Govan Loves Christmas Event)

    Govan Loves Christmas is a multi agency partnership of community organisations planning one f the main community events of the year Govan Loves Christmas

  • Guide Dogs logo

    Guide Dogs

    We are Guide Dogs and we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose.

    Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. We don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for people and families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well.

  • Home Start Glasgow South logo

    Home Start Glasgow South

    Home-Start Glasgow South works with families across the southside of Glasgow. Our goal is to help families, it’s as simple as that, and we employ a wide array of support mechanisms.

    At the heart of our service is a dedicated network of Home-Start Glasgow South volunteers. They are the lifeblood of our organisation, providing vital practical and emotional weekly support to families in their own homes, while for families in more acute need we can also provide intensive family support through our dedicated Family Support Worker.

    Alongside our amazing volunteers we also run support groups and courses, provide English tuition and throughout the year facilitate family outings which enable families to share experiences that may otherwise not be possible. We are continually reviewing and adapting our service to meet changing needs, and everything we do is designed to help parents to overcome hardship and enjoy happier, healthier families.

  • Home-Start Glasgow North and North Lanarkshire logo

    Home-Start Glasgow North and North Lanarkshire

    We have long-term experience in family support and are established as one of the leading charities working in this field in the community.

    Our impact within the local communities we serve is far reaching, aiding reduction in isolation and loneliness, improving mental health of adults and children, improving educational attainment, building healthy relationships, supporting more nurturing environments and improving the wellbeing of parents with, or at risk of, mental ill health during the perinatal period (during pregnancy and until infant reaches three year old). With our focus on empowerment and resilience, we assist families to become self-reliant, confident and connected.

  • LGBT Youth Scotland logo

    LGBT Youth Scotland

    We are Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country.

    Our goal is to make Scotland the best place to grow up for lesbian,gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. We play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing and are a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.

  • Marie Curie logo

    Marie Curie

    Every day of your life matters, from the first to the last. We believe everyone living with a terminal illness should be able to get the most from the time they have left, however hard that may feel.

    We’ll be here for you and your family when you may feel like no-one else is, to help you cope when you don’t know how. Marie Curie Nurses care for you in your home, when you need them most, day or night. Our hospices are at the heart of communities around the UK. And our trained volunteers and advisers are here for you with practical information and support when you don’t know what to do next or just need to talk. We’ll be by your side with care and support every step of the way, bringing light in the darkest hours.

  • National Museums Scotland logo

    National Museums Scotland

    At National Museums Scotland we care for collections of national and international importance.

    Our wealth of objects represents everything from Scottish and international archaeology to applied arts and design, from world cultures and social history to science, technology and the natural world.

  • NSPCC Scotland logo

    NSPCC Scotland

    We provide services across Scotland to help give children and young people the support they need to thrive. Childline is a 24 hour counselling service for children and young people.

    Childline is a vital service available 365 days a year to support children and young people, whatever their worry or concern. Childline Glasgow currently have vacancies for Volunteer Counsellors. 


    If you are interested in volunteering for Childline in Glasgow and want to find out more about the roles available, the next step is to attend a Volunteer Information Meeting, which is a fantastic opportunity to:


    • Chat with staff as well as volunteers to ask any questions you may have
    • Learn more about the application process and your volunteer journey

    you can sign up to one of our volunteer info session by clicking the link below; 

    NSPCC Volunteering | Job description


    If you have any questions, please contact Alastair Smith on Alastair.Smith2@NSPCC.org.uk


    If you are experiencing any issues, please contact volunteerrecruitment@nspcc.org.uk 


    Please note you need to be at least 16 years old to apply for this role

    As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.

    As an organisation, we are committed to creating and fostering a culture that promotes safeguarding and the welfare of all children and adults at risk. Our safer recruitment practices support this by ensuring that there is a consistent and thorough process of obtaining, collating, analysing and evaluating information from and about candidates to ensure that all persons appointed are suitable to work with our children and adults.

  • Refuweegee logo


    Refuweegee is a community-led charity that gives people a way to welcome and embrace those newest to arrive.

    We strive to ensure that people who have been forced to flee their homes arrive in Scotland to a warm welcome and some of the things that will help people to feel more at home here.

  • Revolve Recycle logo

    Revolve Recycle

    Making swapping, sharing, mending and caring a natural part of the high street through swap shops, haberdashery, community outreach and volunteering!

    R:evolve’s goal is to reduce clothing consumption, cutdown carbon emissions and decrease landfill waste by offering a range of services based on the stories, skills and experiences of older people which prolong the life of clothes. We do this by bringing back some good old-fashioned ideas like swapping, sharing, mending and making. We have four main aspects of our project; Create - Volunteer led workshops teaching sewing, basic repairs, and upcycling, all using materials from our eco haberdasheries; Swap - Our swap shops give people the opportunity to access new-to-you clothing for free; Clothing Bank - Assisting people in the community who find themselves in difficulty and are in need of clothing; Community Partnerships - Delivering bespoke workshops, pop-up shops, fashion shows, and much more. There is something for everyone!


  • Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd logo

    Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd

    Charity retail Company with shops in England, Scotland and Wales

  • Simon Community Scotland logo

    Simon Community Scotland

    We are a charity that supports people experiencing homelessness and believe that everyone deserves a safe place to live and access to the support they need.

  • Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland logo

    Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

    To provide support to all those affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus across Scotland.

    We ensure that specialist support is given to all individuals to allow them to live the highest quality of life.

  • STEM Ambassadors in Scotland logo

    STEM Ambassadors in Scotland

    STEM Ambassadors are volunteers working in or studying STEM subjects who work with young people to bring STEM subjects alive through real-life experiences.

    Being a STEM Ambassador is about engaging young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics. You will help to encourage young people to consider further study of STEM subjects and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals. It offers the chance to give something back to education and the wider community, whilst giving you the chance to develop your own skills.

    Once you register as an ambassador we wil lprovide a free PVG check and opportunities to volunteer with community and education establishments in your area or online.

  • The British Heart Foundation logo

    The British Heart Foundation

    The British Heart Foundation is a cardiovascular research charity. Our shops urgently need volunteers, whether you want to learn new skills, keep busy or meet new people, we have many roles available.

    Meet new people, learn new skills and build your confidence by volunteering in your local shop. Whether you have a few hours or days a week, we have the role for you and measures in place to keep you safe. Easy to apply via our My Volunteer hub - search for opportunities in your area. 



  • The No 1 Be-friending Agency logo

    The No 1 Be-friending Agency

    The No.1 Befriending Agency is a vibrant local social enterprise that works to reduce loneliness and isolation.

    Part of how we do this is to ensure that older people can thrive in later life. We work with our dedicated volunteers to provide the support that local older people need to live happy, healthy lives. We work to help older people stay connected with their communities, alleviating loneliness, improving health and wellbeing and making communities stronger through volunteering

  • Woodcraft Folk logo

    Woodcraft Folk

    We are a movement for children and young people, offering a place where children will grow in confidence, learn about the world and start to understand how to value our planet and each other.

    Every week, across the UK, volunteers and young people meet in school halls, community venues and a host of other places to learn about big ideas through fun activities like singing, camping, playing and debating. 

    We are looking for volunteers to help support and lead our Glasgow groups.

    Our aim is to have great fun, but also to try to develop children’s self-confidence and build their awareness of society around them.

    Through our activities, outings and camps we help our members to:

    • understand important issues like the environment, world debt and global conflict
    • develop activities focused on sustainable development
    • encourage children to think, hoping that they will help build a peaceful, fairer world.
  • Young Lives vs Cancer logo

    Young Lives vs Cancer

    Young Lives vs Cancer helps families find the strength to face everything cancer throws at them. We’ve been there before. We’ll face it all, together.

    When a child is diagnosed with cancer it threatens everything, for them and their family.

    At a time when they should be busy being children, enjoying their rollercoaster teenage years or finding their feet at uni, life becomes full of fear. Fear of treatment, but also of families being torn apart, of overwhelming money worries, mental health stretched to breaking point, of having nowhere to turn, no one to talk to.

    At Young Lives vs Cancer, we get that. We are the charity that helps children and young people (0-25) and their families find the strength to face whatever cancer throws at them.

    We know everyone's different, so we work hard to make sure each family has what they need to get through cancer. Children and young people with cancer deserve the same opportunities as anyone else. We’ll always have their back, because we’ve been there before.

    Powered by the kindness of our supporters, we’ll face it all together.

City Campus

Students’ Association
City of Glasgow College
Second Floor
190 Cathedral Street
G4 0RF
t: 0141 375 5322

Riverside Campus

Students’ Association
City of Glasgow College
Ground Floor
21 Thistle Street
G5 9XB
t: 0141 375 5600

City of Glasgow College

Registered Charity No: SC036198

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