Carving out ways of living with more humanity

How to participate

There are many ways to get involved in our work. Find out how to become part of what we're doing, visit us or stay connected.



Why we need volunteers

GalGael offers activities that help people reclaim skills, agency and sense of worth. Without our crew of dedicated volunteers we these activities wouldn't happen nor would the many other adventures we have.



How to refer

GalGael’s activities offer folk a place of work, some respect and some tools. We work to create a therapeutic environment however what we offer is firmly based in practical skills. So we are reliant on ongoing working relationships with our partner agencies in supporting people with complex needs.



Our impact


People have worked with GalGael over the past 10 years. Ten times as many have enjoyed our weekly open workshops, our demonstrations at events throughout Scotland and other cultural happenings. 


Our soup-o-meter reckons that we've shared 27,120 (approximately) bowls of soup or basic meal to keep people fuelled up through the working day.


The number of boats we've built. 

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Our Stories

  • Anne

    Anne's story demonstrates the many ways GalGael makes a difference to people's day-in-day-out. Read more

  • Dale

    “I fell in love with it straight away and now they can't get rid of us,” laughs Dale, who first joined GalGael as a Journey On participant in the winter of 2014 and progressed in to employment with GalGael through the Glasgow Guarantee. Read more

  • Very human humans

    This is not your typical ‘success story’ with happy endings. Brian arrived at GalGael’s workshop with a cynicism bordering on healthy - "I thought GalGael was just another programme to keep the DWP off my back for a few more months while I got on with the business of drinking myself to death, no big deal". Read more

Our events

  • Clydebuilt Festival 2018

    The Clydebuilt Festival has something for everyone: whether you are young or old; an old salt or a determined land lubber, come along to see, smell, taste and experience maritime heritage as you've never seen it before. Read more

  • Open Workshop Night

    Join us for our weekly open workshop nights - every Thursday. Read more