GovanHELP - News GovanHELP - News GovanHELP - News en-gb Copyright 2019 GovanHELP. All Rights Reserved. GovanHELP <![CDATA[Summer of Fun 2019]]> /node/692 /node/692#comments Summer of Fun! Following conversations with our partners in Govan we noticed there were lots of summer trips and fun days for school age children and limited, free activities for pre-school children. This year we are running sessions and small trips for pre-school children and directing older children to Govan Youth Information Project summer holiday programme. *You must register with GYIP before your child can attend*Keep checking in as we will also share any other local events for families! 


Fun Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:38:39 +0100
<![CDATA[May Bank Holiday]]> /node/689 /node/689#comments Remember both our offices are closed Friday 24th May and Monday 27th May.  Our offices will reopen Tuesday 28th May 2019.

Hope you all enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend!


General Thu, 23 May 2019 14:50:13 +0100
<![CDATA[Parent Helper Volunteers]]> /node/688 /node/688#comments Congratulations to our newest Parent Helpers, who completed their Induction training on Monday 13/05/19. 

We are sure you will enjoy helping at Pirie Park, St Constantine's and Govan Road Campus.


General Mon, 20 May 2019 14:55:10 +0100
<![CDATA[Wanted - Volunteer Befrienders]]> /node/682 /node/682#comments We are looking to recruit some more Volunteer Befrienders.


Would you be interested in giving Govan children a helping hand to access activities in their local community? 


Would you like to develop your skills, experience and enhance your CV?


If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Befriender or would like more information, please contact Annie on 0141 445 6481 or email

General Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:22:09 +0100
<![CDATA[Volunteer Interpreting Recruitment]]> /node/677 /node/677#comments Would you be able to help the Govan community who don't speak English as their first language? 


General Wed, 03 Apr 2019 12:44:18 +0100
<![CDATA[New Parent Helpers]]> /node/674 /node/674#comments We would like to congratulate and welcome the latest volunteers who have completed the Parent Helper training in joining Govan HELP.

General Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:16:48 +0000
<![CDATA[WANTED VOLUNTEER INTERPRETERS!]]> /node/670 /node/670#comments
  • Do you speak more than one language?
  • Can you spare 2-3 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months?
  •  Govan Home and Education Link Project is a family education support charity. Volunteer with our service that helps children and families in Govan Develop your skills, experience and enhance your CV The languages we need include:Polish, Mandarin, Arabic, FarsiAnd many others too Interpreters receive induction training and ongoing support.Volunteering provides many learning & social opportunities. For more information please contact Ken Fisher by:

    Vacancies Wed, 27 Feb 2019 10:29:19 +0000
    <![CDATA[Free ESOL classes]]> /node/673 /node/673#comments Free ESOL classes run in partnership with Glasgow Clyde College for families whose children attend the following schools and nurseries

    • St. Saviour’s Primary
    • Riverside Primary
    • Pirie Park Primary
    • St. Constantine’s Primary and nursery
    • Broomloan Nursery
    • Govan Family Learning Centre

    A relaxed and friendly class for adults where English is not your first language. Beginners level. Students are required to attend classes every week.

    When: Fridays 930am-1130am (classes do not run on school holidays)

    Where: Govan Road Campus 635 Govan Road G51 2BN

    Unfortunately we cannot provide a creche. If your child is not in school or nursery at this time you will need to arrange alternative child care.

    Please contact Katie on 0141 445 6481 or come along to our drop in for more information or to book a place.

    Community Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:47:09 +0000
    <![CDATA[Digital Champions]]> /node/671 /node/671#comments Govan Housing Association’s Digital Inclusion programme supports people to get online and build their digital skills by providing access to computers, WiFi and digital technology in the Digital Hub at 905 Govan Road. The main focus is helping those who have basic or no experience in using IT who as a result may be excluded from accessing lots of useful and helpful services.  However the Hub is open to all.

    Services being offered include: Digital Drop In service, job clubs, Basic IT classes and digital events, which in the past have included coding workshops in schools, filming and photography workshops and social media training for the third sector, as well as a Digital Lending Library and one to one support for tenants of Govan Housing Association and a Community Cinema programme.

    What will you do as a Digital Champion?

    1. Engage with Govan residents and other people to increase social confidence and illustrate the benefits of basic digital skills and being online.
    2. Support people in a community setting (not in their own homes) to become more confident in basic computing skills. Digital Champions will either work with people on a one to one basis or a small group setting depending on needs at the Digital Hub.
    3. Offer informal advice on keeping safe online
    4. Provide advice and support to learners of where they can go for further help with digital learning
    5. Signpost learners to Universal Credit and other Benefit support services where appropriate.
    6. Keep an accurate record of volunteering activities and share these with Community Inclusion Team.

    A Digital Champion will not be expected to…

    1. Work alone
    2. Provide in-depth technical support with computers or repairs.
    3. Provide in-depth benefits advice or make applications for benefits.

    What skills do you need to be a Digital Champion?

    1. A confident ability to use computers, search the internet, create e-mail accounts, send and receive emails, use social media, online shopping and banking.
    2. Confident in using a wide range of digital technologies, e.g. PC’s, laptops, smart phones, tablets.
    3. Good listener with excellent communication skills and an ability to explain things in simple terms.
    4. Awareness of people’s interested and motivations for learning
    5. Approachable and friendly attitude.
    6. Good sense of humour and willing to have fun.

    What will you get out of being a Digital Champion?

    1. Robust training including: Digital Champion and Financial Inclusion Training.
    2. Experience of working with a Community Education setting, passionately driving Digital Inclusion in Govan during an exciting time of change in the local area.
    3. Support from a dynamic Community Inclusion.
    4. Travel expenses.
    5. Support to obtain an SCQF Level 4 or above Community Achievement Award from Glasgow Kelvin College.

    Community Wed, 20 Feb 2019 09:12:09 +0000
    <![CDATA[Digging Glasgow's OLDEST graveyard!]]> /node/669 /node/669#comments After a bit of a wait, The Govan Stones team are excited to invite you along to help them dig Glasgow's OLDEST graveyard!

    No experience necessary! Book here to help Northlight Heritage explore the past at Govan Old Parish Churchyard. Please note that this form is for volunteers only - archaeology or postgrad students can apply to book separately. Please email for more information.

    Govan Old Parish Churchyard has been the focus of burial, worship and power for over 1500 years but there is still a lot to learn about its history and archaeology. From Tuesday March 5th till Saturday 30th March, Northlight Heritage will be running a community dig and a range of exciting activities and events in the churchyard. The dig will be open to visitors daily from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 4pm.

    Community Tue, 19 Feb 2019 10:07:27 +0000