Sunday 11th May 2 – 4 pm, at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art
Participants will be introduced to Scriptural Reasoning, an internationally renowned practice of inter-faith dialogue where small groups of Muslims, Christians and Jews read their scriptures together. The goal is not consensus, but understanding and friendship. For more information see www.scripturalreasoning.org. This event is in partnership with Interfaith Glasgow.
£6.31 per hour for 35 hours per week. Duration of placement will be 13 weeks from start date. (more…)
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University of Glasgow: College of Arts: Knowledge Exchange Event:
Sectarianism in Scotland: Is it really a problem?
Special Evening with Prof Tom Devine
Register online #sectarianisminscotland
Date: Wednesday 5th March 2014
Time: 19:00-21:00 (including Q&A) followed by wine reception
Venue: Gilmorehill Centre, Cinema, 9 University Avenue, G12 8QQ (more…)
On Friday 14th February applications close, for the chance to be a Ceremonies Volunteer Cast Performer! This is your once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of an event which will showcase and celebrate Glasgow and Scotland to a global audience. (more…)
Welcoming strangers is a mark of Scottish hospitality. The Volunteer Homestay Programme offers the people of Glasgow and Scotland a unique opportunity to welcome strangers and actively participate in the hosting of the Games by opening their hearts and homes to the official Commonwealth Games Volunteers.
It is anticipated that more than a third of the 15,000 Games Volunteers will need accommodation in Glasgow and other venue cities to help stage the Games. We’re working hard to keep the costs of volunteering for the Games affordable, so we’ve developed the Legacy 2014 Volunteer Homestay Programme (or VHP for short) to provide affordable bed and breakfast for Games Volunteers (Clyde-Siders) in host homes for a minimum of ten days leading up to and during the period of the Games.
Where are hosts needed?
The majority of hosts will be needed in Glasgow but we also need hosts in the other venue cities, including Edinburgh, Dundee and Angus.
When are Hosts needed?
Clyde-siders (Guests) will need accommodation leading up to, during and shortly after the Commonwealth Games (23rd July – 3rd August) therefore we are asking Hosts to provide accommodation for ten days between the dates of the 13th of July through the 5th of August.
What are the responsibilities of a host?
The role of a host in the Volunteer Homestay Programme is to –
- Pick your guests up by car at the Homestay reception centre (close by the airport or train station).
- Provide complimentary accommodation and breakfast (e.g. cereal/toast and a hot beverage) for one or more Guests for ten days.
- Assist your guests to the nearest public transportation point each day.
- Act as caring and helpful hosts to their guests.
Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed in their homes. This is to make sure that Guests have the very best experience possible and that the programmes are of the highest quality.
Each Host is asked to fill in the Host Application and complete the Host Agreement on the VHP website. The deadline for submitting the application form and agreement is April 30th, 2014. The information you provide on the Host Application will assist us in matching you to your Guest.
The convenience of the Host home by public transportation to various Games venues will be the main criterion in allocating Guests to a Host. Specific cultural and personal needs of volunteers will also be considered and Hosts should be prepared to accept Guests from any race, religion or sexual orientation.
Please be aware that the VHP cannot guarantee Guest placement in every Host home because it is impossible to estimate how many Hosts the VHP will ultimately need until the beginning of May 2014, which is the deadline for Guest applications.
Your next step?
To apply to be a Host you must first complete the Host Application Form and agreement online (wwww.volunteerhomestay.org.uk) or download and print the PDF version and return it to the Legacy 2014 VHP office no later than April 30th, 2014. Once you have filled in your application you will receive regular updates from December 2013 through to the Games.
Interfaith Glasgow are pleased to announce a new opportunity to work with us.
As part of the ‘Stepping into Diversity’ Youth Filmmaking Project, we are looking to recruit a Freelance Sessional Film Project Worker. This person will assist in all film and media related aspects of the project and in the creation of two short films.
For more information about the project, see here: http://interfaithglasgow.org/youthfilm/
The post is sessional: there will be 70 hours of work available between August 2013 and May 2014 at £9ph, including a regular commitment of one evening a week on a fortnightly basis and some less regular weekend or daytime work.
We are not necessarily looking for someone who knows it all already, but someone who wants to learn and grow with the project. Above all, we are looking for someone with a passion for filmmaking and for working with young people, and who already has some technical skill in filmmaking in order to pass this knowledge on to the young people who will be engaging in the project.
The application deadline is 5 August.
If you are interested in reading more about this post, a full job description and information about how to apply can be downloaded from our website here:
Feel free to contact our Youth Worker, Clare McCormack, if you have any questions about this post: email@example.com