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Volunteers Week

Volunteers Week

 

Volunteers’ Week is a chance to say thank you for the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity. Here in Manchester, we celebrated with a range of events and activities to get people together to learn new things, showcase volunteering in all its diversity, get people thinking about how they can do good and useful stuff in the city.

 

What we're up to in 2019!

#5VolunteerRoles Twitter Party

We want to highlight the diverse nature of volunteer opportunties and how they shape peoples' lives so join us on Twitter, Wednesday 5th June at 1pm where we'll be encouraging people to share 5 volunteers roles they've had using #5VolunteerRoles

 

 

Resources

Check out our Volunteers' Week project planning booklet with all you need to know to plan and deliver a brilliant ad impactful Volunteers' Week event or campaign. 

Workshops and training:

To help organisations get ready tocelebrate Volunteers' week in style we're putting on

Events and Project Planning for Volunteers Week Workshop
23 Apr 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

A workshop designed to support groups and organisations to be pro-active in their planning and to maximise their impact in whatever they decided to do for Volunteers' Week 2019 – no matter how big or how small!

This workshop will be centred around creating an action plan for an event or project for Volunteers Week 2019 - come with an idea... leave with a plan!

Free and open to Manchester based organisations only.
 

Storytelling Training for Volunteers' Week 2019
7 May 2019 - 10:30 to 13:30

Learn what makes a great story, some techniques for gathering stories and generate stories about the extraordinary contribution of volunteers to share during Volunteers' Week 2019.
 

Free and open to Manchester based organisations only.


Social Media for Beginners 

22 May 2019 - 10:00 to 13:00

This training will go over some of the most popular current social media platforms, demystifying them and giving some practical tips on how you could use them. This sessions have a particular emphasis on using Volunteers Week as a practical application.

£10 for Macc Members and £30 others - open to all organisations

 

Volunteer Stories

We love be highlighting stories of volunteers from across Manchester - from different backgrounds, bringing different perspectives and life experiences to volunteering, all with different volunteer roles in different organisations and who got involved for a myriad of different reasons. Why not share your story?

If you have videos, audio or case studies in any format than get in touch and we'll include them in our story campaign during Volunteers' Week 2019.

If you're a volunteer and want to tell your story to help people understand what differnce being a volunteer can make then don't be shy - you can fill in this form, tell us your volunteer story and we'll work it up into a case study ready to share!

 

Volunteer Recognition Certificate Scheme:

Take some time this Volunteers’ Week to reward and recognise the contribution that volunteers make to your organisation by nominating them or the team to receive a certificate of recognition from Volunteer Centre Manchester., signed by the Lord Mayor of Manchester.

Simply complete the Volunteer Recognition Certificate form to receive your certificates ready for Volunteers’ Week 2018 (1 June – 7 June).

Nominations close at Midnight on Tuesday 14 May 2019 - any submitted after that will not be included. Certificates will be posted out at the begininf of the week commencing 27th May 2019.
This offer is only avaliable to organisations whoes volunteer activity takes palce in Manchester city.

 


 

 

 

 


Check out what we got up to in 2018!

 


Here's one of our Volunteer Development Workers, Shanna, talking about our volunteering fair for Volunteers' Week (click the image below).

 


Volunteer Stories

We love be highlighting stories of volunteers from across Manchester - from different backgrounds, bringing different perspectives and life experiences to volunteering, all with different volunteer roles in different organisations and who got involved for a myriad of different reasons. Why not share your story?

Don't be shy - get in touch and tell us your volunteer story!