“Feeling part of something really useful. Helping me and fellow citizens find a sense of connection and maybe inspiring some to take part in more local events and activities.”
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and lend a hand in many ways.
They write articles, take photos, design cartoons, make films, share our social media posts and help distribute the magazine.
Some help with admin or DIY, others provide delicious home-baking for our community events and we have a supportive volunteer Board of Directors.
The one thing they have in common is a passion for our community and together they help make Clydesider a wee bit different from most media organisations.
We help increase skills by running training in community journalism, photography and filmmaking. We now also have Media Mentors able to provide 1-1 specialist support.
At our fortnightly Community Catch-ups volunteers can meet (currently in-person and online), get some 1-1 support with an article or photo feature and help us plan each issue of the magazine.
“Clydesider encouraged me to try get back outside to take some local photographs as I can’t travel far and I’ve had 3 featured already in the magazine which was great for my mental health and anxiety problems.”
“I have improved my writing and my confidence. Been a super experience.”
“I love the ethos of the magazine, to promote and showcase the positive stories and talents within our community. An ethos which is missed by local media which is all doom and gloom.”
Interested in volunteering with Clydesider?
Email Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.