GU Service to the Homeless (GUSH)

Glasgow University Service to the Homeless (GUSH) offers students the opportunity to help homeless people living on the streets of Glasgow.

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GUSH is an extremely popular project and offers students the opportunity to meet and help homeless people in Glasgow.

GUSH tries to help make a difference by providing a soup kitchen style service twice a week in cooperation with Emmaus Glasgow on Wednesdays and a local Mosque on Saturdays.

Students work in small teams, so it’s a great way to meet like-minded individuals.

There is also a GUSH committee which all volunteers are encouraged to join and if you sign up for shifts it will be recorded on your Higher Education Achievement Report when you graduate. The project is designed to be flexible and with such high demand, new volunteers are generally only expected to take one 2-3 hour shift per month.

Shifts are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so you will need to return an application form and then sign up for a shift before you can go.  Each shift is led by a shift leader – any volunteer can take on this role, but it requires a little bit of shadowing more experienced leaders first.  You can note your interest in becoming a shift leader on the application form.

Please note that GUSH is an extremely popular project and spaces fill up very quickly. It is likely that you will have to wait until the end of the month you applied until you receive information on how to join a shift – usually for the following month.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the application form below and return to volunteer@src.gla.ac.uk

 

GUSH Application Form