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Diane Modahl Sports Foundation Chair – Voluntary Position

27 Mar 2014 - 14:54 by michelle.foster

The Diane Modahl Sports Foundation (DMSF) is changing lives. Working with some of the North West’s most disadvantaged young people, the organisation has provided opportunity; the opportunity to aspire to – and achieve potential.

Potential can be about making friends, joining in, learning respect; potential can be about competing and winning, excelling (for a few) or achieving (for all) in sport, school and life.

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Volunteer as an ESOL teacher with Talk English and help people learn English

20 Feb 2014 - 11:15 by michelle.foster

Talk English is a new project which aims to help people with little or no English learn English and get more involved in the wider community.

They are looking for enthusiastic, committed volunteers who want to make a real difference to people’s lives and teach English. As a volunteer ESOL teacher with Talk English, you will help people to improve their English skills by co-teaching a Talk English ESOL course alongside another volunteer in a community setting. Talk English Courses run once a week for up to 36 weeks.

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Britain's Best Volunteer Award

14 Feb 2014 - 09:29 by michelle.foster

Small Charities Coalition and Markel have come together to launch the Britain’s Best Volunteer Award to reward those who volunteer their time to help support small and often local, charities, community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

The winner of the award will receive £1,250 for the charity or charities of their choice and a personal prize of a holiday voucher worth £1,000 with runner up prizes of £250 to their charity of choice and a personal prize of an ipad mini.

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Volunteer with Retrak

31 Jan 2014 - 10:52 by michelle.foster

Retrak’s vision is a world where no child is forced to sleep on the street. This is a big challenge, and they can’t do it alone.

They are recruiting volunteers to give street children a voice and enable them to save more children’s lives.

Retrak are a Greater Manchester based international charity which relies on local support. They are partnered with Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Fire Service, and now they are expanding in to the community to try and find more support for vulnerable children.

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The Challenge for Manchester

27 Jan 2014 - 15:12 by Mike Wild

Before Christmas, Mike Wild (Chief Executive of Macc) and Nigel Rose (Macc’s Strategic Lead on Commissioning) met with Geoff Little (Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council) and Carol Culley (Assistant Chief Executive, Finance and Performance).  We wanted to discuss the impact not just of the next wave of public sector cuts but the prolonged effects of recession. We also wanted to explore the Council’s views on how the voluntary and community sector can rise to meet the challenges faced by the communities in Manchester.

Finding Volunteers with Financial Skills

17 Jan 2014 - 09:31 by michelle.foster

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Chartered Accountants' Benevolent Association (CABA) have set up a website to match volunteers with financial and other skills with not for profit organisations. Organisations can post unlimited volunteering opportunities free of charge to the website, and download CVs of potential volunteers.

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NCVO Japan exchange visit

28 Nov 2013 - 11:42 by michelle.foster

For over 10 years NCVO has built connections with organisations across Japan, where civil society has been playing an increasingly important role in public service delivery.

NCVO have a long-standing partnership with the Japan Association of Charitable Organisations (JACO), working together to create new opportunities for professionals and organisations from both countries.

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Volunteering by asylum seekers

22 Nov 2013 - 11:00 by michelle.foster

Following a campaign by Refugee Action and NCVO, the Home Office issued revised guidance on 28 October making clear that it is not unlawful for refused asylum seekers to volunteer.

The guidance now allows asylum seekers to volunteer for public sector bodies, as well as charities, other voluntary organisations and fundraising bodies as they previously could.

For more information, visit: www.sandy-a.co.uk/employment.htm#vol-asylumseekers
 

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Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP)

22 Nov 2013 - 10:56 by michelle.foster

Over the last few months, as part of Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN) have been visiting organisations, who are working with young people in the central Manchester district, to find out their experiences and hopes of involving volunteers within this delivery. The next phase of this project aims to bring these discussions forward to develop the VIP offer for the New Year, in part through two surveys (one for organisations/individual workers to complete and one for volunteers).

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