Longer term

This category includes options which require more time commitment and will require you to complete a PVG form, provide references and undergo training. Typically you will be expected to give 3 – 6 months regular commitment from the time you become a volunteer.

Please register and apply for any of these opportunities via https://volunteer.src.gla.ac.uk/. Availability might vary, so contact volunteer@src.gla.ac.uk if you find the option that you are interested in is not listed on the database or if you have any questions. New opportunities may become available – follow up us on Twitter @VolunteerGU or like us at VolunteerGlasgowUniversity on Facebook to keep up to date.

If you are studying in Glasgow for less than 6 months, these options might not be so useful for you, due to the time involved in obtaining a PVG membership.

If you are unsure if these options are suitable, please speak with the SVSS Coordinator or email volunteer@src.gla.ac.uk

Supporting the Elderly

We work with a range of organisations who work with elderly people to support them to live happy and fulfilled lives. Volunteering opportunities include supporting isolated people by sharing food you have prepared via Meal Makers, helping to deliver shopping to people who can’t easily get out themselves through Food Train, and working with people who are affected by dementia and their carers with services provided by Alzheimer Scotland.

Students can help out by providing one to one support to those affected by cancer and other life threating illness such as with MacMillan Cancer Care, Action on Hearing Loss and RNIB. These organisations look for students who are able to give an ongoing commitment, although the Hospice has a range of roles available, including work in charity shops.

Working in the field of recovery, addiction and health prevention

If you have an interest in public health or health promotion work then working with one of these agencies may be of interest to you. Organisations offer students a range of volunteering roles in this field including; supporting those in recovery from addiction issues, those aged over 50 to develop positive coping skills to counter the rise in alcohol abuse amongst older people.

Working with people who have disabilities

Volunteers can help people with learning and other disabilities to take part in activities which build their sense of independence and self-confidence.
Various organisations on our database are looking for volunteers to help support a range of social activity groups based in Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Visit our database to register and apply for current volunteering opportunities – https://volunteer.src.gla.ac.uk/