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Volunteers' Week 2017; Events and Activities from Volunteer Centre Manchester (1 - 7 June 2017)

31 May 2017 - 23:19 by jack.puller

Volunteers' Week 2017; Events and Activities from Volunteer Centre Manchester (1 - 7 June 2017)

A very happy #volunteersweek from Volunteer Centre Manchester!...


"Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which takes place at the start of June. It celebrates the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. It’s run by NCVO in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteer Now (Northern Ireland) and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

This year, Volunteers' Week is asking that we tell volunteers 'you make the difference'.

Come and celebrate with Volunteer Centre Manchester in 2017!...

Can you get involved in one of our events and activities?

Could you share this with people you know or work with?

Volunteering Fairs at Wythenshawe Forum, and Manchester Central Library

Join Volunteer Centre Manchester and a host of Volunteer-Involving Organisations this Volunteers' Week for one of two Volunteering Fairs; explore a wide range of volunteering opportunities, access advice, guidance and information about volunteering and get involved!

We look forward to meeting you - or catching up:

Friday 2 June 2017, 11 am - 3 pm

Wythenshawe Forum, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX


Monday 5 June 2017, 11 am – 2:30 pm

Media Lounge, Central Library Manchester City Centre, M2 5PD

A flyer for this event is available to view, download and print at: http://bit.ly/2qdIR8H (Wythenshawe Event) or http://bit.ly/2mOfFVM (Manchester City Centre Event).

Guest Blog from John Sennett

As part of our Volunteer's Week 2017 celebrations, we've drafted in one of our good friends to bring you a special Guest Blog.

Enter John Sennett...

"John Sennett, a volunteer veteran brings to life his passion for helping others and the charity sector, by running the blog, John’s Road to Volunteering.John’s Road to Volunteering is a platform sharing a volunteer’s journey into inspiring, motivating and educating others, whilst giving others an opportunity to share their story."

Click here to read the blog John's Road to Volunteering

John has kindly written a piece entitled "What happened? Why did I fall in love with volunteering?" that will be publsihed on the volunteer centre website and social media on Friday 2nd June 2017 at 11 am.

Spirit of Manchester (Volunteering) Spirit Stories

Share your Volunteers' Week Spirit Stories...

Spirit Story is an opportunity to demonstrate the outstanding work done every day by the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector across Manchester.

Following on from two previous Spirit Story weeks last year, we will be highlighting further stories during Volunteers' Week 2017 which takes place from 1-7 June. These stories will document the extraordinary everyday work of volunteers in Manchester.

Anyone taking part will be asked to choose one day during the week of 1-7 June and record an activity which is captured by a short 10 minute phone interview. We will also promote any pictures or social media that you or your organisation shares with us.

The information is publicised via our website and social media using #SpiritofMcrStory.

If you have a Spirit Story or something you'd like to share during Volunteers' Week, contact Barkery Jammeh on barkery@macc.org.uk or 0161 830 4770 or Helen Walker at helen@macc.org.uk.

We'd love to have you join us - or know what you're up to!

VCM FM Volunteers' Week Special on North Manchester FM

North Manchester FM 106.6 is a community radio station, broadcasting to the communities of North Manchester and beyond. Recently, the Volunteer Centre began hosting a regular monthly slot about volunteering, social action and community - VCM FM.

Tune in to FM 106.6 or Online on Wednesday 7th June, 10 am - 12 pm for a special Volunteers' Week programme with; special guests, discussion, shout outs, celebration and music!

If you (or someone you know or work with) would like to join us as a guest to talk about the work of your organisation, about any volunteering - or what you're up to for Volunteers' Week, contact Barkery on 0161 830 4770 or Email barkery@macc.org.uk.

You can also contact us live on air on 0161 205 7894 / 07555 461066 or with #HeyVCM on Twitter.

Stay in touch with updates on social media at: #volunteersweek and tell us what you're up to with #HeyVCM. You can even give us a call on 0161 830 4770 or E-mail: info@volunteercentremanchester.co.uk.

You can read more about Volunteers' Week 2017 and events that are taking place during the celebration at: http://bit.ly/1K3LxL1.

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