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Framework Agreement for the Provision of Troubled Families Interventions

4 Jul 2013 - 16:57 by Nigel Rose
Manchester City Council (MCC) is very keen for organisations to apply for a new opportunity advertised on The Chest to be part of a preferred providers list for services for Troubled Families. The closing date is 19th July. They are hoping that a large number of organisations, small and large, offering a very wide range of services are successful in meeting the basic quality requirements.
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DBS factsheet - how it works and key issues for organisations

28 Jun 2013 - 10:30 by michelle.foster

The Disclosure and Barring Service launched its Update Service on 17 June.

The Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) launched its Update Service on 17 June 2013. This service is designed to deliver portability of disclosure and barring (formerly CRB) checks. It will allow a person to show a certificate to more than one employer and allow that employer to check whether the information on that person has changed since the certificate was produced.

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Volunteering Centre Manchester Evaluation Questionnaire for Organisations

13 Jun 2013 - 17:56 by michelle.foster

It's that time of year again. We were wondering if you could spare a few minutes to complete a quick questionnaire to find out how we are doing.

There are 8 tick box questions relating to brokerage, good practice and developing opportunities so should take only two minutes to complete.

To complete the survey, please visit: www.surveymonkey.com/s/SZX5359

Many thanks for your help.

Mark Pritchard
Volunteer Centre Manager
Volunteer Centre Manchester

 

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VM Movement Thoughtful Thursdays - For Volunteer Managers

13 Jun 2013 - 17:07 by michelle.foster

VM Movement are all about championing volunteer management & helping managers of volunteers to connect, learn & share stuff. It is run entirely through voluntary contribution of volunteer managers, and they’re always happy to hear from other volunteer managers who want to get involved.

The VM Movement lead an informal learning and discussion chat on twitter every Thursday, called Thoughtful Thursday (#ttvolmgrs), which is a great way of sharing your ideas, opinions, thoughts, etc. with other people who carry out a similar role.

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Have You Always Wanted To Learn How To Use The Internet?

13 Jun 2013 - 17:04 by michelle.foster

Go-ON Manchester‘s aim is to help and support Manchester residents to make the most of the web. Whether you’re using email or searching the internet to pay your bills or do shopping, we can introduce you to the online world and help you to take advantage of the benefits this brings.

By people having the chance to go online you can improve wellbeing, quality of life and employment opportunities.

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VM Movement Thoughtful Thursdays - For Volunteer Managers

29 May 2013 - 13:43 by michelle.foster

VM Movement are all about championing volunteer management & helping managers of volunteers to connect, learn & share stuff. It is run entirely through voluntary contribution of volunteer managers, and they’re always happy to hear from other volunteer managers who want to get involved.

The VM Movement lead an informal learning and discussion chat on twitter every Thursday, called Thoughtful Thursday (#ttvolmgrs), which is a great way of sharing your ideas, opinions, thoughts, etc. with other people who carry out a similar role.

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8 things you should know about the Voluntary Sector in Manchester...

17 May 2013 - 14:02 by michelle.foster

1. In 2012/13 there were 3,093 community and voluntary organisations, co-operatives and social enterprises in Manchester

2. In 2012/13 the total income of the sector was £477 million

3. Medium and large organisations receive 95% of the total sector income

4. 1,987 organisations are micro (with an annual income under £10 thousand)

5. There are 94,300 volunteers in the sector

6. Volunteers give 370,000 hours each week

7. The contribution of volunteers in the sector is valued at £332 million each year

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State of the Sector 2013

10 May 2013 - 16:25 by Mike Wild

This morning I was in the happy position of being able to present our new research into the state of the voluntary sector in Manchester. It has been a long-held ambition of mine to be able to show the full extent of the enormous contribution which voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises and the community work of faith groups make to the city. 

Volunteers Week 1 - 7 June 2013

25 Apr 2013 - 14:15 by michelle.foster

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it’s taking place from the 1-7 June 2013.

This year’s Volunteers’ Week focuses on saying ‘Thank You’ to the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, and to recognise the way that organisations celebrate the work of volunteers across the UK.

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Ardwick Cultural Consortium Volunteering Works Programme

8 Apr 2013 - 16:16 by michelle.foster

Are you interested in trying something new and developing your self-confidence?

Are you in receipt of benefits and available Thursdays and Fridays from early May 2013 for 9 weeks?

The programme can help you:
• Gain confidence, experience and new skills
• Achieve a recognised qualification
• Improve your employability
• Benefit from practical volunteer opportunities

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