Volunteering offers people the opportunity to get involved in contributing to and shaping their communties.
If people are interested in sharing their time, skills and abilities then they can be offered a range of opportunities from administration roles to raising awareness about energy advice!
Volunteers are currently involved in various programmes including litter picking, sewing groups, working on a community garden, developing a piece of drama, and being digital champions.
All volunteers receive training and guidance for the role that they are doing, and are able to get a feel for the role through taster sessions.
Accredited training courses are also offered and these can support people with their volunteer role, and personal development. Volunteers can add their qualifications and experiences to their CV if they hope to to gain employment, e.g. First Aid training.
Volunteering is fun and YOU decide what hours you can give and the type of activities you want to do. Volunteering can make a difference to both you, and the local community.
“Who would have thought it… I am doing gardening, computers and carnival costume making! This will make my CV a bit more interesting!”
– Gerry, Volunteer
“I’m loving the work in the library, its really busy and as well as meeting lots of people I am getting more confident on the computer.”Susan, Volunteer.
Between February and August 2016:
– 995 volunteering hours have been completed
– 30 people have signed up to volunteer with Thenue
– 11 volunteers are undertaking weekly activities
-101 accredited courses have been acheived in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College