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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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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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