Helping organisations and volunteers to make the most of volunteering opportunities
‘Engaging Volunteers, Changing Lives’ will bring together organisations and volunteers to explore the first phases of the volunteer journey through the European Solidarity Corps - from the selection and recruitment of volunteers before the start of projects to on-placement support and mentoring.
Last July was the launch of the Greater Manchester Adult Mental Health Service User Network: https://gmecscn.nhs.uk/index.php/news/664-new-network-promises-mental-health-improvements
A Steering Group of service user and carers was formed and has been working behind the scenes and meeting regularly to agree a governance structure of a Chair and Vice Chair with 1 representative from each of the 10 boroughs which is known as the CORE group of members.
Manchester City Council (MCC) are in the process of decommissioning Alexandra House in Hulme. In accordance with the agreed MCC furniture retention and disposal policy MCC have identified some items of furniture which may be available to third sector groups and schools. The furniture is generally office chairs, desks, meeting chairs and tables all in used but good condition.
The Big Lunch is about millions of people getting together to share food, have fun and get to know each other better. It's a simple idea - that for a few glorious hours, cars stop, shyness stops and neighbours come together in the street to meet, greet, share, swap, sing, plan and laugh.
Calling all local businesses and community groups. Are you up for the challenge?
Get involved with the Cyril Flint Befrienders Accumulator Challenge 2019 and compete alongside other local companies, organisations, schools and local groups in a bid to win recognition for: Most Funds Raised; Most Innovative Idea; and Best Publicity Piece.
Do you know an MMU student who is an absolute gem? The Union at Manchester Metropolitan University want to find out about MMU students who are outstanding volunteers in their local community.
The Union are looking for students who have shown passion, excellence, collaboration and inclusivity.
Outstanding volunteers will be recognised at the annual Volunteering Awards in May.
The Inspire scheme provides £1 tickets to theatre and cinema shows at HOME.
These £1 tickets are available to people who wouldn't ordinarily be able to visit. It is available to charities, voluntary organisations and community groups within the Greater Manchester region.
FAST formed in 1993 and has developed since then to offer a wide range of community services and provision, including support groups and niche projects. FAST’s vision is for a local community where all residents live safe and healthy lives free from inequality. FAST are right on the high street in the heart of the community and have a well-established reputation. The Trustee Board is led by people who grew up in Cheetham Hill.