Volunteering

What We Do

Engage Renfrewshire delivers a comprehensive volunteering service, helping organisations who need voluntary support, and individuals who are looking for opportunities.

We:

  • support organisations, community groups and social enterprises across Renfrewshire who use volunteers to deliver their services
  • support organisations to design and market their volunteering opportunities
  • register individuals who would like to find a suitable volunteering opportunity, and refer them to relevant organisations and roles
  • promote and issue Saltire Awards to young volunteers between the ages of 12-25 years
  • support and assess organisations who want to achieve Volunteer Friendly accreditation

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity?

You may want to volunteer to boost your confidence and self esteem, learn new skills, gain new experiences, improve your wellbeing or move towards employment. Perhaps you are looking for new networks, to make new friends, or to feel the reward of “giving back” to the community. We can refer you to a suitable volunteering opportunity which fits your values and interests, in a role which fulfils your motivations and matches your attributes and availability.

If you would like to register as a volunteer please complete this form and email it to info@engagerenfrewshire.com We will follow this up with a phone call to discuss the options available. You can search for opportunities which are currently available below.

Would you like to recruit volunteers to your organisation or community group?

Volunteers can be instrumental in helping deliver your services, achieve your organisational objectives, and to bring in new people with diverse attributes. We can also help you develop and promote opportunities should you need support with this.

If you would like to register an opportunity please complete this form and email it to info@engagerenfrewshire.com We will follow this up with a phone call to better understand the support you are able to offer this post. All opportunities will be listed on our search engine below.

Saltire Awards

Saltire Awards is the Scottish Governments national youth volunteer awards. They celebrate, recognise and reward the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland, aged between 12 and 25. Young people gain nationally recognised certificates, signed by Scottish Government Ministers, for the different amounts of volunteering they do. There are four milestones to the Awards designed to help you celebrate your volunteering journey - The Challenge; The Ascent; The Approach; The Summit.

You can find out more here www.saltireawards.org.uk

Engage Renfrewshire is committed to acknowledging our young people and promotes the awards in schools, youth groups, partner organisations, Engage member organisations and via social media. For more information or to register for Saltire Awards contact info@engagerenfrewshire.com

Volunteer Friendly

Volunteer Friendly is simple, user-friendly quality standard to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers. You can find out more here www.volunteerfriendly.org.uk

Engage Renfrewshire is committed to acknowledging our member organisations who show how good they are at recruiting, training, developing and managing volunteers. For more information or to register for Volunteer Friendly contact info@engagerenfrewshire.com

Renfrewshire’s Volunteer Managers’ Forum

Renfrewshire’s Volunteer Manager Forum comprises of over 70 members and holds bi-monthly meetings to share resources and best practice, to network and organise events, to share information and keep updated. The forum has enjoyed many successes including celebrating National Volunteers Week in June each year. 

You can see the latest minutes HERE. For more information or to join the Volunteer Managers’ Forum contact  info@engagerenfrewshire.com

Success stories

Volunteering success stories are inspiring and plentiful! We have so many incredible volunteers who have given above and beyond to benefit local communities, and in return have achieved their aspirations. 

 

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Engage Hub

Our office in Paisley is a hub for local and national organisations including Shelter Scotland, West College Scotland, Prince's Trust, Renfrewshire Access Panel and the Scottish Football Association.

A fully equipped meeting room is available for hire with discounted rates given to members. 

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