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GLASGOWS NO.1 BABY & FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE (SCO47779)
HELPING HANDS DON'T JUDGE!!!
RESTRICTIONS ARE LIFTING AT LONG LAST, AND WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!
DESPERATELY SEEKING VOLUNTEERS
So we have all been swamped in chaos and restrictions for the past year and where some have handled it without issue, many of us have struggled endlessly. We as a service have struggled because our volunteers fell into the shielding categories and we had to run the operation with a team of 2 on a daily basis. This was hard going as there is not one area of the charity that doesnt need constant attention, like:
Donations came in by the truck load and we had no help to sort through them all
Pack requests increased so these needed made up but couldnt be until the donations were sorted
Funding applications had to be made to ensure we have sustainability and the bills were paid
Meetings had to be had, virtually with our referring organisations and partner organisations
Social Media platforms had to be kept running
Safety checks had to be made on all equipment and household goods that were donated
Donations pick ups all over the city had to be carried out
Pack deliveries to our clients had to be carried out
Our HUB extension for Mental health had to continue to ensure it is ready for launch in August
And the list goes on and on and on........so in fairness we have did pretty well pulling all of this off with limited help and support.
Now that restrictions are easing and some being lifted completely, we are calling on the great Scottish public to step in and help us out where they can with voluntary hours.
If you are someone who has been fed up being locked up and limited and is now looking for something to do....we will welcome your help
If you suffer Mental health or addiction and looking for a distraction to support you through your recovery.....We will welcome your help
If you are new in the country and want to expand on your knowledge of Glasgow whilst help out......We will welcome your help
If you are a company looking to get your staff out on volunteer days....We will welcome their help
If you are a school looking to get the kids educated in poverty and lifestyle choices whilst doing a good deed....We will welcome the help
If you are a college or uni student looking for a placement....We will welcome your help.
Overall the message going out today is that if you can offer us a couple of hours per week regardless of your reasons why....WE WILL WELCOME YOUR HELP!
PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO GET IN TOUCH IF YOU CAN HELP IN ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM!!!
CALL US ON 0141 230 6856
HOW IT WORKS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IS EASY WHEN WE DO IT TOGETHER
REFERRING YOUR CLIENT COULD NOT BE EASIER. SIMPLY IDENTIFY THE CLIENTS NEEDS AND GIVE US A CALL. WHEN A REFERRAL IS MADE BY A PROFESSIONAL, NO CLIENT CONTACT IS NECESSARY, UNLESS YOU REQUIRE DELIVERY OF GOODS. IDENTIFY WHAT YOUR CLIENT NEEDS AND GIVE US A CALL. NO LONG AND LENGTHY REFERRAL FORMS TO FILL IN. WE TAKE YOUR ORDER BY PHONE OR EMAIL, PREPARE THE GOODS FOR YOU TO COLLECT AND ON PICKING UP THE PACK WE ASK YOU TO SIGN TWO FORMS AND THATS IT...JOB DONE! HOW EASY IS THAT?
TO SELF REFER, YOU GIVE US A CALL OR AN EMAIL. WE WILL TAKE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ALONG WITH A BRIEF OUTLINE OF YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WE THEN COME TO VISIT. AT THE VISIT WE CAN ASSESS YOUR NEEDS AND DISCUSS HOW OUR SERVICE CAN HELP YOU. IF WE ARE SATISFIED YOU FIT THE HARDSHIP OR WORKING POVERTY CRITERIA, WE GO AWAY AND MAKE YOUR PACK RETURNING IT TO YOU AT THE FIRST AVAILABLE DATE. WE DO NOT PRY INTO YOUR PERSONAL DNA LIKE OTHER SERVICES DO AND WE DO NOT HAVE ANY FORMS WITH SILLY QUESTIONS FOR YOU TO SIT TOYING OVER FOR HOURS ON END. WE UNDERSTAND THE EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT POVERTY AND HARDSHIP CAN HAVE ON PEOPLE SO WE AIM TO MAKE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE AND AT EASE. ALL WORKERS ARE PVG CHECKED AND HAVE A COMPASSIONATE AND CARING APPROACH.
WE ACCEPT DONATIONS OF NEW AND VERY NEARLY NEW EVERYDAY CLOTHING, SPECIALISED CLOTHING (I,E. UNIFORMS, EVENTS WEAR AND INTERVIEW/WORK WEAR) SHOES, TOYS, BABY EQUIPMENT AND HOUSEHOLD GOODS. WE CATER FROM AGES BIRTH TO PENSION SO ALL SIZES WELCOME AS WE HELP PEOPLE OF ALL AGES AND SEXES.
ARE YOU SUFFERING SOCIAL ISOLATION? NEED WORK EXPERIENCE? LOOKING FOR SOMEWHERE TO CARRY OUT YOUR COMMUNITY PAYBACK ORDER? IN RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION? OR SIMPLY WANT TO HELP OTHERS BY GIVING SOME OF YOUR TIME? WE WELCOME PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE AS WE ARE A VOLUNTARY ORGANISATION AND THE TASKS REQUIRED FROM US ARE ENDLESS SO MANY HANDS.....WE OFFER A SAFE FRIENDLY ENVIROMENT TO WORK IN AND APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP WE CAN GET SO DONT BE STUCK! COME ALONG AND VOLUNTEER WITH US. GIVE US A CALL TO ARRANGE.