Become a volunteer

Volunteering has always been an integral part of GCP since our very beginning.

GCP started as a community of volunteers responding to the need of asylum seekers arriving in Glasgow over 20 years ago. Since then volunteering has been part of our very core. Volunteers can be found in our services, groups, projects, one-off events, classes and a variety of occasional volunteering. Volunteers at GCP play a pivotal role. Without the commitment, experience and many hours volunteers give to GCP we would not be able to offer the wide range of services we do. Volunteers enhance our work and make our work possible.

We hope that volunteering with GCP is a rich experience for all our volunteers. We strive to welcome and include volunteers in all aspects of the charity. Enabling volunteers to experience opportunities to develop their skills, gain new experience,and facilitate meaningful relationships within our community and staff team.

Volunteers support our work in the following areas

  • ESOL Teaching (face-to-face & online)
  • Men's Group
  • Women's Group
  • Homework Club
  • Community Welcome
  • Bike Lending Library
  • Advice & Advocacy
  • Community Fundraising
  • Corporate Volunteering
  • Occasional Volunteering
  • Food Research
  • Ending Destitution Together Research

Current volunteer opportunities

Men’s Group–  support the group facilitator in the varied activities, build relationships with the group and assist with participation. Most men are from a refugee background. The volunteering time will be from 3.30pm-6.30pm on Fridays at Moss Heights, Cardonald.

Homework Club–  support young learners and help facilitate sessions. Clubs run on Mondays & Wednesdays.

Bike lending library support & mechanic– support our bike library at Moss Heights, Cardonald. The volunteer will support our bike library coordinator Siraj to maintain and refurbish donated bikes.

Community fundraising– take part in ongoing work to help build the profile of GCP in the community and boost our fundraising.

Occasional volunteering– help out at events, open days and trips organised throughout the year.

Corporate volunteering– various opportunities available.

If you are interested in any of the volunteer positions please email and mention the area you would like to support in the subject line.

Sedia, Food for All Group Volunteer

“Volunteering means a lot to me. It makes me happy that I am able to contribute in the community and also get to meet new people and get to know some volunteers."

Need advice?

Call our helpline

0800 310 0054

Our helpline is open:

Monday: 10-1pm
Tuesday: 10-1pm
Wednesday: 10-1pm
Thursday: 10-1pm
Friday-Sunday: Closed


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