Want to help out?

We've been amazed by the number of local people who continue offering to help out and join in, but many groups and organisations across East Renfrewshire still need your help more than ever!

Visit We Care East Ren website to browse the list with the latest volunteering opportunities to help local groups and organisations make an immediate difference in our local communities.

If you’d rather have a chat about how you can help out, just call the Community Hub on 0141 876 9555

I want to help out but I want to make sure I'm safe?


We can't stress enough how important is to follow the official guidelines and health advice from the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland to make sure you don't put yourself or others at risk. Get in touch with the Community Hub to find out about safe ways to get involved. We have a range of volunteering opportunities that will help local groups and organisations make an immediate difference in our local communities. These organisations have the necessary safety measures in place to protect volunteers and those they support. You can also visit We Care East Ren website for the latest volunteering opportunities.




How do I protect myself and those I support against criminal activity and scams?


We’ve come across reports of groups or individuals taking advantage of the current situation. While we hope this will not be a widespread problem, it is important for us to be aware and most importantly to make sure that those who are likely to be targeted are aware of the dangers. We will also be sharing information through our website and Facebook about any scams we are aware of in our area and wider to increase awareness and help you guard against the risks of scams.




I have to stay at home, but would like to help out?


If you can't help at the moment, there may be more ways for you to get involved in the weeks to come, e.g. telephone befriending. Get in touch with The Community Hub to let us know that you want to help from home.




I have been furloughed. Can I volunteer?


The good news is that furloughed workers can volunteer, but not for the organisation/employer they work for. UK's Government website states: "A furloughed employee can take part in volunteer work, if it does not provide services to or generate revenue for, or on behalf of your organisation or a linked or associated organisation."





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