Engage Daily Update - 04 June
Engage Daily Update - 04 June

Engage Daily Update - 04 June


Our thanks go to all our members & parters who have shared messaging during this year's Volunteers' Week! 

The national theme for today is Local Community Volunteering and Renfrewshire has so many fantastic community groups that have gone above and beyond over the last year.

A sincere and heartfelt thanks to you all.

We'll be sharing more fantastic volunteer stories on our Facebook today and remember that if you have any volunteer opportunities to share then get in touch so we can share on our dedicated volunteering website 

Don't forget that the week continues to Monday so keep an eye on social media over the weekend, or be sure to catch up with it all with a coffee on Monday morning! 


Support for Individuals

Have you, or your staff, had a hard time working during the pandemic?  
If so, SAMH is providing a new, free service which frontline staff can access right now!
The Time for You service offers instant access to free mental health support for frontline workers in Scotland. There are three levels of support to choose from, ranging from online self-help to one-to-one therapy. You can find more information at www.samh.org.uk/timeforyou 
We know that workers in your sector have been carrying out some of the most important jobs during the pandemic - and even as restrictions are lifting, we know many are continuing to experience high levels of anxiety and stress.


Support for Organisations

New resource from Sight Scotland designed to help make volunteering more inclusive for people with sight loss.
This guide was created to aid other volunteer involving organisations and is available to download on both the Sight Scotland website and on Volunteer Scotland’s inclusion page. On the latter, you will find many similar guides that give advice on making volunteering more inclusive for a range of groups, including people with disabilities, refugees, and LGBT people.

Scottish Recovery Network - Peer2Peer Development Programme 
22nd June (bookings must be submitted by June 17th) 
Are you a group, organisation or service interested in developing peer approaches and roles?
We want to work with you as part of the Peer2Peer development programme. 
Please visit the link for more information


Online Events/Training

LAST CHANCE Volunteering & Employability:
Mapping out the journey

Monday 7th June 3pm on Zoom
This event was designed for those inspired to try out volunteering but unsure how to get the most of it and its benefits in terms of employability. Open to volunteers (current and prospective), volunteer leaders, and employers and recruiters to join us to learn a little more about the value a volunteering experience can bring.
Sign up on eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/volunteering-employability-mapping-out-the-journey-tickets-156079206107  

REMINDER Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees
Wednesday 10th June on Zoom
This workshop will cover who a trustee is, what their general & specific legal duties are, & the overlap with company directors
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/roles-responsibilities-of-a-trustee-tickets-155803539581 


NEW Women and Gambling in Scotland

These sessions aim for participants to:

  • Learn about the risks and impacts of gaming and disordered gambling
  • Discover screening methods to assess the impact of gambling on people’s lives
  • Learn how to ask questions about the impacts of gambling-related harm on people’s lives
  • Gain vital knowledge about referral pathways for support and treatment
  • Understand the issues specific to women

To register for a workshop please use the following links:

NEW Free programme of online learning to support increased awareness and understanding of mental health offered by NHS GG&C Mental Health Improvement Contract Working Group in partnership with Scottish Association for Mental Health
On offer from July to September we have sessions covering:

  • Mental Health in the Workplace
  • An Introduction to Suicide Prevention
  • Mental Health Supporting Others
  • Mental Health Supporting Customers (for those working in a customer service role)
  • Maintaining Well-Being and Building Resilience.

All sessions are free to those working and volunteering in the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. 
More information & registration details: 



Funding for Community Radio Stations (UK)

Community radio stations can apply for funding to help support the core costs of running licensed community radio stations. Grants can be awarded to support management costs; fundraising to support the station; administration costs; financial management & reporting; community outreach; etc. Although there is no minimum or maximum grant level specified, the average grant awarded in the past has been around £14,000. The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 25th June 2021. 
For more information please go to:-



Action for Children Vacancies

Action for Children are currently recruiting for several vacancies in Glasgow and Greater Glasgow area:

SVQ Coordinator
Full-Time, Fixed Term August 2022 The role is to provide a service to Action for Children's employability cluster within Glasgow and Inverclyde who provide community based, training programmes and skills to support young people entering the employment market or a positive destination.

Employment Facilitator
3 x Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until December 2022. The service provides support to young people aged 16-24 to remove barriers and enable them to reach a positive and sustained destination. By using a range of engaging programmes and tools, you will work with a team to support and prepare young people with their first steps into the world of employment or further education.

Young Persons Worker
Circa £10.55 per hour, casual 
Action for Children's Justice services offer a flexible, responsive service with a focus on the whole systems approach with the aim of reducing or diverting young people from the youth/Criminal justice system.  Interventions offered will include a combination of 1:1 and group-based programmes.


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