Glasgow Life Volunteer Training Sessions

Who can attend?

The following training sessions are for individuals who are currently volunteering their time with Glasgow Life services and programmes.

How do I book a place?

To book any of the following sessions please contact our team via email or FREEPHONE 08085001315 and provide:

  • Your name
  • Name of your Glasgow Life volunteer programme
  • Preferred email address
  • If you have any dietary requirements as tea and coffee will be provided at each session.

The volunteering team will confirm your booking and send you more information including travel information. If we reach capacity for a session, volunteers’ names will be added to a waiting list. If demand is high we will try to arrange additional sessions.

Chest, Heart & Stroke Awareness Session

Delivered by Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland the session will cover an introduction to heart health, respiratory and stroke. The causes and how these conditions can impact people's lives. It will also cover preventative measures and signpost to citywide support available.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 10 September 2024 10:00 - 12:00 hrs The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

Cultural Sensitivity: an Introduction to Engaging with People from Different Backgrounds

Delivered by Interfaith Glasgow. The course will cover, knowledge about cultures, consider sensitivity regarding diet, customs, and traditions, understanding cultural stereotypes, bias, and power, valuing difference; adapting behaviour and effective communication.

Date Time Location
Monday 16 September 2024 10:30am - 1pm The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

Previous training sessions

Sight Loss Awareness


Delivered by Guide Dogs Scotland, it is designed to give volunteers the confidence to assist someone living with sight loss in a practical and person-centred way. 

Date Time Location
Tuesday 14 May 2024 10:00 - 13:00 hrs The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

Hearing Loss Awareness

Delivered by Royal National Institute for Deaf. This training will develop your awareness of deafness and hearing loss and improve your communication skills and confidence when speaking to fellow volunteers, employees and customers who are deaf or have hearing loss.

Date Time Location
Tuesday 13 February 2024 10:00 - 12:30 hrs The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN

Autism Awareness

An introductory session designed for volunteers wishing to understand more about autism and practical tips on how to support autistic people in our Glasgow Life venues.

Date Time Location
Thursday 9 February 2024 10:00 - 12:00 hrs The Mitchell Library, North St, Glasgow G3 7DN