31 May 2024

National Volunteers' Week - Glasgow Life celebrates the contribution of our volunteers

Banner with colourful illustrations of stars and text Thank You Glasgow Life Volunteers

Glasgow Life is making the most of the 40th anniversary of National Volunteers' Week  (Monday 3 June to Sunday 9 June) to celebrate the outstanding support of thousands of volunteers who help the charity make a real difference.

Volunteers support Glasgow Life in delivering culture and sport across the city either at events - including Celtic Connections, the UCI Cycling World Championships and World Athletic Indoor Championships - or in regular roles at our museums, arts and music venues, libraries, and community and sport facilities.

Glasgow Life's volunteer programme has had its biggest year ever in 2023/24, with over 6,000 volunteers donating over 100,000 hours of their time.

From our volunteers' feedback, we know that so many of them get a great deal of fulfilment from having the chance to give something back, and gain great satisfaction and enjoyment from their roles.

In our 2023 survey of Glasgow Life volunteers, 93% rated their experience as excellent or very good.

Our volunteers tell us they feel more connected with their communities, have improved physical and mental health and that they gained confidence, new skills and experience, and made life-long friends from becoming involved in a volunteer role.

Glasgow Life colleagues can also take advantage of the opportunity to volunteer through our Employer Supported Volunteering scheme. You can find out more at https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/about-us/colleague-information/hr-policies-and-documents/volunteering.