IMG_20141110_155933The WAVE online map continues to grow – three new organisations offering volunteer opportunities have been added in the past few weeks! All offering very different ways to get involved with the local community –

If you’re looking to volunteer in the West of Glasgow and want to check out some of the different projects and organisations you could get involved with, visit the WAVE map online, look out for the hard copy version available across the local area or get in touch with Katherine on 07943 080593 / katherine@dumbartonroad.com.

Community Clean-Up at Lock 35After last week’s very successful clean-up at Lock 35 involving volunteers from DRCET, Scottish Waterways Trust, the Green Gym and Sustrans we have added Scottish Waterways Trust to the map so you can keep up to date with their volunteering opportunities. There are loads of great activities to get involved with – from volunteering to become a citizen scientist and monitor canal-side biodiversity to helping maintain well-loved areas like Lock 27 and Bowling harbour.

Whiteinch NewsFor the Pulitzer prizewinners of the future there’s a great opportunity to become a community journalist with The Whiteinch News. This passionate group of volunteers meet every Wednesday in the Whiteinch Centre from 6:30pm – 8:30pm to write, edit and produce a monthly newspaper. The Whiteinch News offers the community a voice and informs the people of Whiteinch what is happening in the area.

If you have time on your hands and think you might wish to learn a bit about journalism, why don’t you join the group? You don’t need prior knowledge; The Whiteinch News has two fantastic journalists who will guide you on the wonderful journey of becoming a community journalist. You’ll have an opportunity to make known issues that affect us all and who knows, you might just start a new career!

MacmillanIf you’d like to support a person affected by cancer by providing information, emotional support and signposting to different partner services then Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries is a volunteer-led cancer information and support service, with designated spaces in libraries where anyone can access cancer information and a friendly chat with one of our volunteers. This is complemented by a number of monthly, bi-monthly and ad-hoc ‘outreach’ services based in a range of settings including Shopping Centres, Health Centres and other community venues. Macmillan are looking for volunteers from across the city to get involved in running both the library and ‘outreach’ services, making a real difference to the local community.