To complement Manchester Volunteer Centre's existing volunteer induction package, Greater Manchester Youth Network are providing an introductory session about youth work volunteering on 7th June 2018. This also coincides with Volunteer’s Week 2018.
Do you want to meet people (like you), that volunteer, or give their own time in our great city?
Are you passionate about supporting and championing volunteers?
At the Science Museum Group, their dynamic volunteering programme allows diverse audiences to enjoy a great day out and engage with new learning experiences.
Following a number of high profile cases, including the Football Abuse scandal, and with increasing public awareness of male sexual violence thanks to programmes such as Coronation Street and Hollyoaks, Survivors Manchester has seen a huge increase in demand for their much needed therapeutic support services and are delighted to be able to seek to appoint a number of new colleagues to their team.
Henshaws is a well-established registered charity based in the North of England providing expert support, advice and training to people affected by sight loss and other disabilities, including autism and complex needs. The resources include a specialist further education College, an Arts and Crafts Centre and Housing and Community Support services.
Try volunteering! Guidance and information about Volunteering from Volunteer Centre Manchester.
Session one: 11:00 – 12:00
Session two: 13:00 – 14:00
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I attended some interesting training last week looking at new approaches and perspectives around volunteer retention.
There were seven key things that were identified as being important to do in order to engage with a volunteer (and hopefully retain them):
• Be flexible
Eg: Have more than one volunteering role. Make it easier for people to come back and volunteer again if they have to take some time out.
• Focus on meaning and impact
Respect For All is a registered charity offering counselling and play therapy to people have learning disabilities, Asperger’s, or autistic spectrum conditions, and supporting their parents, families and carers across Greater Manchester.
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