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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 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.

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 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 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

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. Burnhill Sports Centre, Toryglen Road, Rutherglen, G73 1JH
  • 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.

Public Partnership Forum (PPF)

The Public Partnership Forum informs local people about the range and location of health and social care services in Cambuslang and Rutherglen. It engages with local service users, carers and the public in discussion about how to improve services. It supports wider public involvement in planning and decision making about public services and it represents the public view at the Community Health and Care Partnership and other organisation group meetings.

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 diagnoses 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

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.

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/