Glasgow's Golden Generation

Volunteering

To volunteer with Glasgow’s Golden Generation you do not have to have any formal qualifications, nor do you need to have any previous volunteering experience. What you do need is an enthusiasm for the role and a willingness to make a difference to someone’s life. We offer a plethora of opportunities, suited to any interests you may have!

In the Day Centres

GGG runs three day care centres, all providing a friendly meeting place for the elderly, offering a cooked lunch and lots of activities. There are many different opportunities for volunteering here – be it as administration support, driver, or IT specialist.

In our Charity Shop

The GGG charity shop is located in Partick, and relies on enthusiastic volunteers to help it run smoothly. Here, you can get creative as window dresser, provide a friendly retail experience for customers as shop assistant, or exercise your muscles when collecting and delivering furniture!

As Befriender

Our unique befriending service matches socially isolated older adults with volunteers, who visit them regularly in their homes. The befrienders aim to keep their clients more active and help them get out of the house and more involved in their communities. 

GGG also supports over one hundred clubs throughout Glasgow, all of which need volunteers to help keep them going.

I'm interested - what should I do next?

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please feel free to download and complete the volunteer registration form and send it back to us.

If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to contact our Engagement Volunteer Manager, either by phoning in or using the contact form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

“Before I started volunteering with Glasgow’s Golden Generation in the David Cargill Centre, I spent most of my time at home alone with nothing to do and no-one to talk to. I feel my life is much better now with more interaction working with the older generation, and I am really enjoying my volunteer experience.”

Stephanie

Former volunteer Annette at the Day Care Centre

“I started off as a volunteer admin at the Fred Paton centre, I was transferred there from momentum skills where I was on an employability course for people who face barriers getting into work. I had been unemployed for a long time and was lacking experience and confidence but had lots of various qualifications. Being part of the Fred Paton centre I was proud to be part of many experiences and changes that happened over the years. From last year I was discovered, by our current CEO, to help be part of the new rebranding of our charity and from the beginning of this year I am now fully employed as the graphic designer and I am proud to say that I have helped promote this charity for the good cause we support. I would urge anyone out there to try volunteering, for whatever reason. You don’t realise how vital it is until you have tried it.”

Annette

Volunteer Isobel at the GGG Charity Shop

“I started volunteering to gain experience, get more confidence and meet new people. I started volunteering after my mum passed away; she used to attend a day centre so I wanted to see what is done in these places for myself. On a suggestion from my daughter in law, who works for the charity, I started at the Fred Paton centre one day a week. I now volunteer in the charity shop as well for one day a week.I enjoy being useful and feel that my confidence has grown in my time here. I look forward to being here for a long time.”

Isobel

Contact Us

If you have any enquiries about volunteering, please fill out the contact form below. Alternatively, you can contact our Engagement Volunteer Manager directly.