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This space is for listing local community and voluntary organisations.

If you would like your organisation listed here or to promote your service on air, contact: whatson@camglenradio.org or call 0141 647 0311 and send us the following details:

  • Name of organisation
  • What you do
  • When you meet
  • Membership costs etc
  • Any other relevant information

Burnside Community Council

Burnside Community Council meet regularly in the Rutherglen Tennis Club on Viewpark Drive in Burnside to discuss issues of important to the people of Burnside. Their main talking areas are the closure of banks in Burnside, speeding issues on the new Cathkin Relief and many more. For more information about the group you can contact the council secretary on alison23@hotmail.com


Burnside in Bloom

Burnside in Bloom are a small group of local volunteers who aim to brighten up Burnside with various projects such as bulb planting. The group also try to encourage more wildlife, deal with pollution and encourage friendliness and helpfulness.

They are looking for volunteers to help with the upkeep of Burnside Station. So if you can spare at least two hours a fortnight and interested call Joan McNab on 0141 634 1681. Find out more on their Facebook page or their website.


Cambuslang in Bloom

Cambuslang in Bloom are a group ran by Cambuslang Community Council with a mission to keep Cambuslang looking "blooming" marvellous.

To continue to do that they need your help to help spend around an hour or two per week to tend to plants around the town. They usually meet every Wednesday and Saturday.

If you're interested in volunteering you can email for more information to cambuslangbloom@aol.com


CamGlen Bike Town

CamGlen Bike Town offers residents of Cambuslang and Rutherglen the opportunity to stay active, be social and have fun. Their aim is to get everybody in the area cycling whilst reducing the local carbon footprint. Bike Town offers a number of activites including guided rides and bike maintenance workshops, primarily based around their shop at Unit 5 Thomson Court, Bankhead Industrial Area, Rutherglen G73 2RR. Information for which you can find below:

  • Family-Friendly Guided Rides – Saturdays 10 - 1pm. Meeting point at the shop
  • Adult Only Guided Rides – Wednesdays 10 – 1pm. Meeting point at the shop.

For further information or to find out about Bike Town's other offered opportunities email: biketown@healthynhappy.org.uk or call: 0141 646 0123.

They also have a weekly show on CamGlen Radio, every Friday from 1-2pm, an example of which can be heard from the player below:


Grow 73

Grow 73 are a small constituted community group made up of people living in Rutherglen working togegher to develop community growing opportunities and also to establish a community garden in Overtourn Park, Rutherglen. 

You can get involved at; Rutherglen Train Station, Overtoun Park, Events and and Community Consulation.

If you are intreasted or would like more infromation please contact,

Eugenie Aroutcheff

E: eugeniearouycheff@yahoo.fr

Lynn Semple

E: isemple@gmail.com  

Or visit there Facebook Page.


Handy Folk

The Handy Folk Group is an opportunity to learn and share a range of skills to help build confidence, improve relationships and talk about issues or challenges.

  • Springhall Community Centre, Cruachan Road, Rutherglen and will take place every Monday between 12 noon until 5pm.

Please get in touch to find out more or to register an interest in joining the group. Places are free, criteria apply, call 0141 646 0123.


Home Energy Scotland

Home Energy Scotland are an arms-length Scottish Government funded scheme who provide free and impartial advice on saving on your fuel bills, how to drive more efficiently and on things such as home insulation. The group are aiming to promote awareness of fuel poverty and what steps you can take ahead of the winter to stop yourself being caught in the poverty trap.

Hear the recent interview with Eva Rainey and Jennifer Newman from NHS Lanarkshire about fuel poverty below.


I-Touches

I-Touches is a group based in Castlemilk with a vision to turn the former Morris Furniture Building into a sports and social facilitiy affordable to all residents. Rather than charge for facilities their main focus will be to ask people to volunteer some of their time rather.

They are holding regular car-boot sales to help raise funds. You can book a pitch costing £15. To book contact Michael Sinclair on 07718476095.


Kilbryde Hospice

Kilbryde Hospice are based at the grounds of Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, providing support to people with life limiting illnesses and to their carers with a number of services including day services, home visits & inpatient services. The group also have a vibrant group of volunteers and always looking for more people to join. For more information visit their website, kilbrydehospice.org.uk.


Lanarkshire Credit Union Limited

Lanarkshire Credit Union Limited is a local financial co-operative owned and controlled by its members to provide straightforward savings and loans for anyone who lives or works in Lanarkshire.

You can take advantage of their saving schemes to allow you to put away some money for Christmas, paid in monthly instalments and you can also benefit from low - cost loans and pre-paid credit cards.

The Rutherglen Main Street branch is looking for volunteers - no experience needed.

If you are interested in any of the above contact: 01698 711112 or pop into their branch on Rutherglen Main Street.


Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group

Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group aim to raise awareness and provide information and support.

Did you know approximently 4,528 people in Lanarkshire have epilepsy.

The group are actively looking for volunteers to get involved, if interested contact the support group for more information.

To access services or get involved contact Helen MacDonald (Co-ordinator) on 07879363846 or email helenmacd.les@talktalk.net


LANDED

LANDED is a young person's organisation that covers both North and South Lanarkshire. The aim of the organisation is to encourage young people to take responsibility for their own health and well-being. We provide awareness raising workshops to young people to increase their knowledge and understanding about drugs, alcohol, sexual health, tobacco, cannabis and legal highs.

We use a peer education approach to do this, and support young peopl who volunteer with our service to become peer educators.

To access our Youth stop smoking service, text 'just quit' to 81066 and someone will be in touch with you.

For more information about what we do and to find out how to get involved visit http://www.landed.info


LEAP / Hands on project

LEAP was established in the Lightburn area of Cambuslang in 1992 and has gradually expanded across Cambuslang and Rutherglen offering a range of services that best meet the needs of older people in the community. 

Leap are looking for volunteers or resoures to help there project. They are looking for people over the age of 18 with a caring attidude and some spare time each week. 

Get in touching using the details below: 

P: 0141 641 5769

E: liz@leap-project.co.uk

W: leap-project.co.uk

A: 5 Craigallian Ave, Cambuslang, G72, 8RN


LGBT Health and Wellbeing

LGBT Health and Wellbeing were set up in 2003 to promote to promote the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. It provides support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering.

The organisation’s key objectives are:

  • To provide a programme of activities which tackle the life circumstances that contribute to ill-health of LGBT people
  • To reduce levels of isolation and social exclusion experienced by LGBT people
  • To strengthen the capacity of the LGBT community to promote the health of individuals
  • To support individuals to adopt and sustain healthy lifestyles
  • To ensure that LGBT people have equity of access to mainstream health services and information which are responsive to their needs.

CamGlen Radio have entered a partnership with LGBT Health and Wellbeing to promote the many events around Glasgow to help people integrate and be part of the wider LGBT community. You can find the latest events on our community announcements being promoted across breakfast, lunch and drivetime shows on 107.9FM and here.


MacMillan Cancer support

Macmillan Cancer Support provide a wide range of services for people affected by cancer in Glasgow and South Lanarkshire. All of our services are volunteers led, and we are urgently recruiting for new volunteers in these areas.

We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities to suit most lifestyles – from providing practical and emotional support to people affected by cancer, helping out at our gardening and allotment projects or assisting us with our administration and co-ordination of our services. You don’t need any qualifications or experience, just excellent communication skills, patience, empathy and the ability to provide a listening ear.  

If you feel you can offer a couple of hours a week to support people in your local community, we can offer you full training and ongoing development, travel expenses and the chance to be involved in a unique volunteering opportunity.

To find out more call Danielle Field on 07834191205 or email: dafield@macmillan.org.uk 


Parent Café

The Parent Café provides a relaxed and friendly environment where you can meet other parents of new babies and carers and enjoy light refreshments while getting practical help, support and ideas for enjoying your new baby.

  • Birth to pre-school - Thursdays 1-3pm. West and Wardlawhill Church, Western Avenue, Rutherglen G73 1JQ
  • Baby Group - Wednesdays 11.30-1.30pm. Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, Belmont Road, Cambuslang, G72 8PM
  • Follow On Group - Fridays 10am until 12 noon for walking/crawling to pre-school in Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre, Belmont Road, Cambuslang, G72 8PG

Call 0141 646 0123 for more information.


R:evolve clothing

R:evolve Clothing is a swap shop boutique with shops in both Cambuslang and Rutherglen. Swap your unwanted, ill fitting clothes for something nearly new!

Visit the R:evolve Clothing website for opening times and workshops being delivered in the local area.


Rail 74 CRP

Rail 74 Community Rail Partnership is a partnership aimed at bringing communities and individuals together along the railway line running between Hamilton and Rutherglen. They aim to work with stakeholders, community groups and organisations to achieve improvements to the towns of Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Blantyre and Hamilton. They operate in partnership with ScotRail in supporting these communities to support the local environs. Find out more on their Facebook page


Rotary Club of Rutherglen

Rotary is a service organisation of business and professional leaders united worldwide who help those in need, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and work towards world understanding and peace.

They hold meetings each week at 5.45pm for 6.00pm, at the Kings Park Hotel in Rutherglen.

Their meetings begin with a 2 course meal and an opportunity to enjoy conversation and fellowship. After the meal and after some brief business we invite our guest speaker to address the members and guests. (With the exception of the first meeting in each month at which business is discussed)

For more information please contact Brian Williams

E: brianwilliams@gmx.com

P: 0141 346 4480

W: https://www.rotary-ribi.org


Routes to Work South

Routes to Work South are a charity on a mission to support South Lanarkshire’s unemployed into further education, training and/or sustained employment. 

For more information call them on (0141) 646 0500 or email them by clicking here.


Rutherglen and Cambuslang Food bank

The Rutherglen and Cambuslang Food bank provides emergency food to people in need.

You can support the group by becoming a volunteer or making a donation at one of their collection points.

Visit their website for more details of upcoming food drives http://rutherglencambuslang.foodbank.org.uk/

If you are in need of emergency food you can contact 07745 038 795

 


Rutherglen Community Carers

The group is for service users that have been refered to Rutherglen Community Carers, referals have had a recent diagnosis of dementia. The group has access to a community bus and visit a variety of venues across Glasgow every Wednesday. The group is looking for volunteers and are appealing for you to join! PVG Required.

For more information contact Alison on 0141 613 2003 or email anne.mcmillan@ntlbusiness.com


Rutherglen Community Council

Rutherglen Community Council hold regular meetings open to the public and press in Number 18 Farmloan Road discussing a wide range of issues affecting people in the town and work with South Lanarkshire Council to make improvements. 

The group are in desperate need for new members to join them and continue the work they do in helping to make Rutherglen a better place to live.

Their annual AGM is taking place on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 7.15pm in No.18 Farmloan Road, Rutherglen.


Stonelaw High Fairtraders

Stonelaw High Schools Fairtrade Group sends all its profits to Ikusasalethu High School - situated in a rural area in Mtubatuba, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa - so aid or funds can be raised to make a uniform and to help them get into senior education.

Anyone can attend their events which are hosted every Tuesday lunchtime at Stonelaw High School, 140 Calderwood Rd, Rutherglen, Glasgow G73 3BP

If you would like more information contact the school on 0141 643 0212, or you can visit their website.


Treble Cleffs Choir Group

The Treble Cleffs Choir Group meet every Wednesday evenings and sing songs you all know and love! Aimed at 9-18 year olds they meet in the Old Parish Church in Rutherglen Wednesday's from 6pm to 7.30pm. The cost is £3 per session. For more information you can email treblecleff3@gmail.com.


Voluntary Action, South Lanarkshire

VASLan maintain a database of volunteering opportunities in South Lanarkshire, and offer appointments to individuals who are interested in becoming volunteers and want to see what’s out there suited to their interests.

VASLan also co-ordinate the Saltire Awards in South Lanarkshire, which recognise the commitment and achievements of young volunteers, and we organise and administer the Volunteering Awards which pick out exceptional examples of voluntary work each year.

If you would like more information please contact,

Donald Lawrie

P: 01698 300 390

E: donald.lawrie@vaslan.org.uk

W: http://www.vaslan.org.uk/