Every year, a group of volunteers passionate about creating a magical Christmas day for Care Leavers aged 18-25 come together from September to plot, plan and perfect the event – and this year, you’re help is needed!
GreaterSport is looking to recruit two board members who are passionate about changing the lives of Greater Manchester residents. GreaterSport are looking for people who would like to give back to the local community with influence and expertise in one of the following sectors:
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
Small Charity Week 2019 is taking place on 17 June - 22 June. Small Charity Week celebrates and raises awareness of the essential work of the UK’s small charity sector who make an invaluable contribution to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and the rest of the world.
Get Together and Get Things Done is part of a city-wide programme in 2019 to commemorate the bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre.
This is an exciting opportunity to join Macc’s Active Communities Team and lead a new, citywide project to bring together people across the city with an interest in mutual support, timebanking and community economies. This project will build a new approach to community organisation based on sharing, exchange, collaboration and reciprocity. We are looking at ways of disrupting the economy so that it works for everyone.
The Mental Health Foundation estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem. There is still a taboo about discussing mental health and it can be hard for people to get the help they need in the places they need it. Over the last few years, there has been an increased demand for mental health services and support. The voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector has a vital role in both mental health service provision and also wider support that enables people in the community to keep well.
The Great Get Together are asking you to pledge to get back together with someone or something in your community you’ve lost touch, argued with or are simply avoiding. And what better time than at The Great Get Together weekend on 21-23rd June.
The Great Get Together also want to make as much noise on social media, in the news and where we live about the importance of kindness, respect and community.
Media Trust is a communications charity that believes in the power of media to change lives. As a charity, they work in partnership with the creative and media industry to give marginalised groups a stronger voice. Media Trust do this by promoting skills-based volunteering, empowering young people from diverse backgrounds to work in media and encouraging a constructive dialogue and collaboration between the charity and media sectors.
Victoria and I attended an Ambition for Ageing seminar yesterday by Kate Jopling where she presented the findings from a recent publication ‘Age-friendly and inclusive volunteering: Review of community contributions in later life' by the Centre for Aging Better in partnership with the Department for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport (DCMS).