Want to Help Out?

Covid-19 has changed the way we go about our day-to-day lives, as well as how we volunteer and support people in our communities.

Many local groups and organisations need your help more than ever! We have a range of new volunteering opportunities that will help them make an immediate difference in our local communities. 

If you’re interested in helping out, pick an opportunity, complete the form below, and someone will get in touch with you soon.

If you’d rather have a chat about how you can help out, just call the Community Hub on 0141 876 9555. 

Find your volunteering opportunity:

The Mearns Kirk Helping Hands Befriending Service is aimed at people aged 65+ who are experiencing social isolation. If you have one or two hours a week to spare and would like to join a passionate team of volunteers who are helping older people make connections in their community, becoming a volunteer befriender could be the role for you!

Cosgrove Care charity is looking for Community Volunteer Shoppers to shop for older and vulnerable people in the Giffnock, Newton Mearns, Clarkston areas. A commitment of one shop per week on the choice of days: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays.

The charity is also looking for volunteers to help tidy up and maintain their gardens at Rouken Glen site. Flexible hours to suit volunteers’ availability and the weather!

COVID safe procedures in place for all volunteering roles.

Food Train is a community based grocery shopping service. Volunteers collect shopping list from local older people, make up their orders in the local supermarket and then deliver them back to them, putting items away if required. 

Who can volunteer? Anyone over the age of 16 can volunteer with Food Train. They have variety of roles available: shoppers, delivery drivers, and delivery helpers.

Are you an experienced sewer with some spare time available?
 
The Market Place’s sewing volunteers will be working from home and will be supplied with all the materials necessary to create Face-mask, cushions, and other items for us to sell in Barrhead and Newton Mearns.
 
By volunteering at The Market Place, you help to raise funds to allow them to continue supporting the local community.