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5 Jun 2020 - 14:16 by barkery.jammeh

 

Hi all,

As we reach the end of Volunteers week 2020,  I hope you will agree that we have had some fantastic stories shared this week and the last two below are no different. As we said in our original post to start the week, due to the circumstances we we're not able to get involved in as much stuff as we would normally and hopefully next year things will be back to 'normal'  whatever that means. It certainly has been "different" this year but it hasn'...

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4 Jun 2020 - 15:17 by barkery.jammeh

Here is a short story from Daryl. Thanks for submitting Daryl :)

 

Volunteer name: Daryl pollitt

Volunteer age:60

Where are you from: Street Treats

What's your volunteer role and what do you do in that role:
Feed the homeless

How long have you been volunteering for:
6 Years

How did you get involved with volunteering:
I started when my teenage son suggested we make some sandwichs and take around the tents

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4 Jun 2020 - 11:52 by barkery.jammeh

Hi all, we hope you are still enjoying the fabulous stories we have been sharing this week. Next up we have Ru Yi Chang!

Name: Ru Yi Chang

Volunteer age: 20

Where are they from: Malaysia

What's their volunteer role and what do they do in that role:
Activity Mentor and Peer support group volunteer. To support disabled adults and increase their confidence in travelling to attend weekly supported sessions.

Ru Yi attended training on the social model of disability and also shadowed a...

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3 Jun 2020 - 15:20 by barkery.jammeh

Hello all,

I hope you are enjoying your week. Todays next story is from someone we know very well - Sam from Breakthrough UK. Not only does Sam work with and help volunteers in her working life but Sam also finds the time to volunteer herself which is amazing. Find out more about Sam below and what her most memorable Volunteer memory is!

 

Volunteer name: Sam

Volunteer age: 30

Where are you from: Huddersfield

What's your volunteer role and what do you do in that role:

As a...

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3 Jun 2020 - 10:00 by barkery.jammeh

We are half way through Volunteers week and we're hoping you are enjoying the stories as much as we are. Here is Michael's journey into volunteering, very inspiring.

Volunteer name: Michael

Volunteer age:60

Where are they from: Manchester

What's their volunteer role and what do they do in that role:
Michael volunteers on Pathways Independent Living and Pre- employment courses. Rhonda, the Pathways Co-ordinator enthuses “Michael has been a huge asset as a Pathways...

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2 Jun 2020 - 14:22 by barkery.jammeh

Volunteer name: Jimmy

Volunteer age: 30

Where are they from: Manchester

What's their volunteer role and what do they do in that role:

Jimmy has completed over 70 sessions assisting with:

• Greeting office visitors (including interview candidates)
• Answering the phone
• Typing up notes, feedback and timetables
• Updating documents and shredding
• Signing and laminating certificates and course books
• Making up packs of leaflets to promote...

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29 May 2020 - 11:53 by barkery.jammeh

It's day 2 of our very special Volunteers week stories and this morning we hear about Beverly Dargen and what motivated her to get into volunteering, we hope you enjoy.

 

Volunteer name:

Beverley Dargen

Volunteer age:

50 years

Where are they from:

Manchester

What's their volunteer role and what do they do in that role:

Beverley support parents of children who have severe learning/physical disabilities

How long have you/they been volunteering for...

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29 May 2020 - 11:40 by barkery.jammeh

Hi all,

Here is our second Volunteer story for today with Katrina from Breakthrough UK. 

Volunteer name: Katrina

Volunteer age: 31

Where are they from: Manchester

What's their volunteer role and what do they do in that role:

Katrina supports organisations to be more accessible as part of TfGM Disability Design Reference Group and Manchester International Festival’s Disabled Person’s Engagement Group. Katrina is a superstar volunteer and is a pleasure to be around. Katrina is...

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27 May 2020 - 11:18 by barkery.jammeh

Hi it's Volunteers Week again, doesn't time fly?!

Volunteers Week 2020 (June 1 - 7) is so different this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. First of all, all of us here at Macc would like to send our best wishes to all of you out there and we hope that you stay well and continue to look after yourself and those close to you in these anxious and uncertain times.

Every year Volunteer Centre Manchester (VCM) enjoy celebrating Volunteers Week with a number of different activities to help highlight some of the fantastic work that volunteers do in and around Manchester. This year...

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18 May 2020 - 14:53 by stuart.vaughan

We have heard a lot from the government regarding their offers of support to the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. Some of the rhetoric has promised much but delivered little that is tangible so far – the much trumpeted £750m package being a case in point. Where relief is available, rules can change and it can be difficult for VCSE organisations to determine whether or not they are eligible.

I’d like to draw people’s attention to an excellent bulletin from Locality, which attempts to summarise some of...

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