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Covid-19 - Support for voluntary sector organisations

We have lots of people are getting in touch wanting to support the voluntary sector in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. That's why we've set up the Covid-19 Community Volunteer Programme to help coordinate what we see as the biggest act of organised kindness in our city’s history. To make sure that this is as effective as possible, we want to know from you, what support would be of most help to you right now.

Covid-19 Community Volunteering is a volunteer programme operating across Manchester, to ensure support is in place to care for people and communities during the Covid-19 outbreak.The programme is coordinated by Macc - a registered charity, working all year round to support a thriving voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Manchester via the Manchester Volunteer Centre.

We will use the information below to create requests for support and share those with volunteers and employers who want to help.


Please outline the different type of support you feel your organisation would benefit from at the moment:

For example:

  • Are you in need of volunteers to offer practical support in the community? (This could be tasks such as telephone befriending, dropping off supplies to vulnerable people etc)
  • Would you benefit from support from someone with a logistics or marketing background
  • Do you need volunteers who have a particular driving qualification?
  • Do you need funding or HR advice?


If you are a volunteer wanting to offer support to the community, please register here for our Covid-19 Community Volunteering Programme


You can also find dedicated Covid - 19 related resoures for those who manage volunteers here, including topics such as volunteering safely, rethinking the role of volunteers, volunteer expectations and volunteer retention.


Please can you give us the best number to contact you on as we will be ringing you to make sure we can give you the best possible assistance
This is in case you are unavailable or have to self-isolate
North/Central/South Manchester? Citywide?
These are only suggestions, please use the 'other' option if your request for volunteers does not fit one of these example roles.
This may be funding, safeguarding advice or other forms of advice and guidance. Please note that you can complete this form more than once, as and when your support needs change.

We have collated information and resources that may also be useful to you at this time and we will continue to update this page: Covid-19 Infomration and Resources

By submiting this form you agree that:

  • Personal data and information relating to your voluntary work, may be held and processed on a computer or manual records and disclosed to authorised employees of Macc and other voluntary and community organisations involved in the Covid-19 Community Volunteer programme.
  • That these voluntary and community organisations involved in the Covid-19 Community Volunteer programme can contact you regarding voluntary work.

For more information your rights and our full privacy policy please click here.