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Free portable criminal records checks announced for volunteers

10 Jan 2013 - 15:01 by michelle.foster

Volunteers will soon benefit from a free service which will allow them to re-use criminal records checks time and time again, the government announced today.

The move will cut red-tape and reduce the burden on those who give up their time to work with vulnerable groups.

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The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged

5 Dec 2012 - 11:46 by michelle.foster

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) merged on 1 December to form the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). As a result 'CRB checks' are now called 'DBS checks'. Volunteering England has produced a user-friendly guide to the new DBS/CRB checking system, see attached.

Volunteering England are looking to hear from organisations that have experienced, or know of, bad practice regarding inappropriate checking requirements from funding organisations, including local authorities.

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Do you want to help improve the lives of young people in Manchester?

22 Nov 2012 - 17:11 by ross.grant

Do you want to be involved in running a vibrant organisation that supports the many wonderful organisations that provide services for our young people? Voluntary Youth Manchester is seeking new trustees to support its development over the next 3 years. We have a helpful information pack put together by a former Chair, and the opportunity to ask questions or discuss any issues with the current VYM Chair. If you are interested, or know someone who is, please contact us at voluntaryyouthmanchester@gmail.com.

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Volunteering Support Agency - Annual Evaluation Questionnaire

16 Nov 2012 - 14:57 by michelle.foster

How Are We Doing?
If you have worked with a Greater Manchester Volunteer Centre over the last 12 months, you can complete the online 8 question survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SZX5359 to give your feedback.

This will help inform Volunteering Greater Manchester of the quality of services provided by Volunteer Centres to the sector and ways in which these may be improved.
 

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Manchester Development Education Project are seeking to appoint new Trustees

7 Nov 2012 - 09:46 by michelle.foster

DEP works with teachers, trainee teachers, youth workers and other educators to promote diversity, global education and sustainable development.

DEP is based in South Manchester with a geographical remit of Greater Manchester and delivers projects across the North West. DEP runs a range of projects and also offers training courses designed to meet teacher and school needs. For more information on their work, visit: www.dep.org.uk  

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Chances Volunteering Project

14 Sep 2012 - 11:44 by michelle.foster

Chances is a fun and interactive youth volunteering project for young women aged 13-19 from Wythenshawe.

Over 6 sessions young women will find out what volunteering is, choose two group volunteering activities and look at how they can use their skills in the future. Chances is all about giving young women the opportunity to explore volunteering whilst celebrating what young women can do.

The next open access programme is taking place at Wythenshawe Job Centre for ages 16-19 only, on:

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Take part in a BBC documentary

30 Aug 2012 - 13:25 by michelle.foster

Landmark Films on behalf of the BBC are working on a documentary and they are looking to speak with local individuals who help out in the community litter picking or clearing up the streets of dog fouling because they have a passion and pride for their area.

In the documentary Landmark Films want to tackle the issue of litter, which is becoming increasingly problematic in modern society and a real nuisance, and talk to the people who are trying to do something about it on a regular basis.

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Volunteer Centre Manchester Survey

24 Aug 2012 - 12:11 by michelle.foster

Have You Accessed Volunteer Centre Manchester Services?
Would you like to win a free place on our Volunteer and the Law Training?
Then read on

Volunteer Centre Manchester is in the process of evaluating the service we provide to Manchester organisations

The survey aims to discover your expectations from Volunteer Centre Manchester, your views on the overall recruitment process and the services we provide. It also gives you the opportunity to add any of your own ideas on what you would like us to provide you.

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