TOGETHER WE MAKE MARYHILL
Who are We?
Here at Together We Make Maryhill we are working to build a stronger, more confident community. We operate out of Maryhill Parish Church which gives us a great base as an organisation who is active and well-connected in the community. We employ a Volunteer Development Worker who is here to help you find a volunteering opportunity which suits your interests, skills and availability.
What Do We Do?
You might not have thought about volunteering but it can be a benefit to people at all different ages and stages – such as young people at the end of school who are looking to boost their CV, parents getting ready for going back to work after taking time off to have children or someone newly retired who has more time on their hands than they know what to do with.
Knowing where to start and then how to make the most out of your experience can be difficult. We’re here to help you find a volunteering placement that fits your interests and availability but we then continue to offer support throughout your volunteering. Understanding what you’re gaining from volunteering, as well as the organisation and community, is important for your own self-esteem but particularly if you’re considering your next steps. We can talk you through that process and offer practical support like help writing a CV.
Why Do We Do It?
Whether you know it or not, you have a unique skillset that you bring to everything you do. We want to help you realise, appreciate and grow your skills and volunteering is a great way to do that. Giving your time to a community group helps them to carry out amazing work, improves your CV and – something we don’t take for granted anymore – gets you out the house.
Lockdown has taught us that we need one another and value a sense of community and belonging. Being active in your community may seem daunting and it can be difficult to know where to begin but it can really help you to value yourself and those around you more.
If you’re interested, the best way to get started is to fill out our online form:
Or get in touch with our Volunteer Development Worker Iona Craig by phone on 07913 943 279 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .