For glues, there are many options with more or less VOC in them. It depends a lot on how the glue works:
Some dry by evaporating a solvent … which you breathe in, mask or not.
There are Polyvinyl acetate glues with low VOC content available.
Personally I am a big fan of epoxy, as it creates reliable bonds to almost everything (including skin!). Some release a low amount of VOCs and can be used without ventilation.