GCVS works with the voluntary and community sector to:
listen and respond to their needs
help them reach their potential and play a full role in Glasgow
raise their profile and develop a voice.
There are 57 Councils for the Voluntary Sector across Scotland, providing a support network to the voluntary and community sector, guided by the Thrive and Connect agendas:
Thrive - direct capacity building support to community and voluntary organisations
Connect - a catalyst for effective engagement between the community and voluntary sector and the local decision-making and planning structures.
When GCVS first came into being in 1972, it had 40 members and a board of directors which included the late Donald Dewar.
Now, over 600 voluntary-managed organisations in Glasgow count themselves as members of GCVS.
GCVS is a registered charity. The organisation is voluntary-managed, chiefly by representatives from our member organisations who make up the GCVS Board.
In all that we do, we are an organisation that listens, learns and innovates.
We work in ways that are inclusive, trustworthy, professional and based on shared core principles.
You can learn more about GCVS' aims and objectives in the GCVS Operational Plan 2012-13.
Take a look at what we have been working on in the The GCVS ANNUAL REPORT 2012.