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Letter to support volunteers if challenged

28 May 2020 - 12:51 by michelle.foster

manchester city councilManchester City Council heard that some volunteers are being challenged to prove their identity while carrying out activities on behalf of vulnerable and shielded residents. To support them, organisations can apply for a letter of support from Manchester City Council using this link

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Volunteer Stories for Volunteers Week 2020

27 May 2020 - 11:18 by barkery.jammeh

Hi it's Volunteers Week again, doesn't time fly?!

Volunteers Week 2020 (June 1 - 7) is so different this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. First of all, all of us here at Macc would like to send our best wishes to all of you out there and we hope that you stay well and continue to look after yourself and those close to you in these anxious and uncertain times.

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GM VCSE leaders are asking the Government for urgent help

14 May 2020 - 09:55 by michelle.foster

Chairs of GMCVO, the GM VCSE Leadership Group, the GM BAME Network and GM BAME SE Network and the GM Social Enterprise Network have written to the Chancellor, the Rt. Hon. Rishi Sunak asking for more support for voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations.

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Keep telling the world why your organisation is #NeverMoreNeeded than now

13 May 2020 - 09:47 by michelle.foster

never more neededThe government cannot afford to overlook or undervalue the not-for-profit sector at the moment. As we navigate the worst impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, people across the country are relying on VCSE organisations, the essential support they provide and how they shape our society for the better.

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British Red Cross Training for coronavirus volunteers

27 Apr 2020 - 13:25 by michelle.foster

British Red CrossThis training was designed by the British Red Cross for anyone who is responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Whether you’ve been deployed by a charity or have decided to lend a hand to a neighbour, it tells you what you need to know to look after yourselves and others. The content of this course will be regularly updated to reflect the latest situation and advice from government.

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Carry on campaigning

24 Apr 2020 - 10:51 by michelle.foster

The government cannot afford to overlook or undervalue the not-for-profit sector at the moment. As we navigate the worst impacts of the coronavirus outbreak, people across the country are relying on VCSE organisations, the essential support they provide and how they shape our society for the better. And we shall all continue to rely on their expertise and experience now, in acute crisis, and as we move on to the recovery effort that lies ahead.

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MRSN Check in and chat buddy scheme

23 Apr 2020 - 14:55 by michelle.foster

MRSNAre you experiencing the effects of loneliness and social isolation because of the Coronavirus?
Or, would you welcome the friendly voice of someone at the other end of the phone to help you practice your English conversation skills?

A group of volunteers from Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) have come together and are here for you.

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The Association of British Insurers have made a statement that anyone volunteering is automatically covered

23 Apr 2020 - 14:42 by michelle.foster

ABINHS Volunteer Responders and others who are volunteering to help their communities during the coronavirus outbreak do not need to contact their insurer to update their documents or extend their cover, the ABI have said. The reminder comes as over half a million people have signed up to be NHS Volunteer Responders.

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