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28 Feb 2021 - 11:48 by jack.puller


This week's story comes in the form of a poem (MANCHESTER VACCINATION VOLUNTEER MARSHALS).


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22 Feb 2021 - 20:52 by guest.blogger


As the total number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 in the UK ticks past 17 million, and a roadmap out of lockdown emerges, our latest vaccination volunteering story comes from Sharon Jones:


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1 Feb 2021 - 10:47 by guest.blogger

We’re loving hearing about all the wonderful and impactful stories from people that are helping with Manchester’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. This week’s story comes from Ally Elliot:

Why did you sign...

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27 Jan 2021 - 16:27 by guest.blogger

This week’s vaccination volunteering story comes from Christine Ashton:

Why did you sign up?           


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25 Jan 2021 - 11:03 by guest.blogger

Our first account of vaccination volunteering in February 2021 comes from David McLenachan:

Why did you sign up to volunteer at the vaccination sites, and where did you hear...

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23 Jan 2021 - 21:30 by guest.blogger

This week, Dale Anne McAulay tells us more about their experience of vaccination volunteering.

Dale is a reporter for the Meteor (...

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18 Jan 2021 - 16:46 by guest.blogger

The volunteer centre has received just shy of 1500 expressions of interest from people that want to support local vaccination sites in Manchester. This marks what is going to be a mammoth effort in the city in the coming weeks and months; and stands as a shining example of how kindness and giving of time and energy is...

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16 Dec 2020 - 10:57 by Mike Wild

It’s an old question: “have you ever wondered what it would be like if….?” (Bit of a cliché in fact, but go with me, it’s the end of a long difficult year...)

On the day I’m writing this, we’re asking that question about the work of local charities, community groups, faith groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Have you ever wondered what it would be like if they just weren’t there?

The reason we’re asking this today is not just to highlight the amazing work which local organisations have been doing and continue to do in response to Covid19, community...

20 Nov 2020 - 15:30 by millie.brown

Beyond Covid emergency response: planning for funding in 2021

Funding throughout 2020/21 has focused on emergency Covid-19 response. This has been welcomed and much needed. However, many organisations are now looking for longer-term funding opportunities to ensure they can continue operating for the sake of their users when the emergency funding ends. This is due to be exacerbated as local councils who have invested in the VCSE sector are forced to make unavoidable cuts. 

There’s a need to re-think income generation as...

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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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