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Inspiring Futures: Volunteering for Wellbeing

19 Dec 2013 - 16:00 by michelle.foster

Inspiring Futures: Volunteering for Wellbeing is an exciting volunteer training and placement programme delivered by the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), in partnership with IWM North and Manchester Museum. The three year programme is supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund.

What does the programme involve?
A 10 week programme of training will take place at each of the training partner venues. Participants will learn about the organisation, volunteering and gain Level One Open Award Units; accredited by The Manchester College. The course uses the unique collections and spaces of museums as a stimulus for learning. Participants will develop their communication, interpersonal, teamwork and customer service skills.

Following completion of the training course, participants will be offered a 6 week volunteer placement at their host venue or at one of their heritage partner venues:
• Manchester Art Gallery
• Manchester Jewish Museum
• National Trust Dunham Massey
• Ordsall Hall
• People’s History Museum
• Whitworth Art Gallery

Who can apply?
MOSI will recruit 15 new participants in January 2014 to take part in this unique opportunity. Further intakes for MOSI will take place in January 2015/16, whilst IWM North and Manchester Museum will both recruit in the Spring of 2015/16.

MOSI are actively seeking to recruit individuals from a variety of backgrounds including:
• Young people (aged 16-25)
• Older people (50+)
• Ex-service personnel

Please note this programme is aimed at those who want to improve their wellbeing, are seeking work or are retired. This programme is not suitable for students or recent graduates.

For further information and to apply, visit: www.mosi.org.uk/get-involved/volunteers/if-volunteering-for-wellbeing.aspx, or contact Josie Sykes, Volunteer Co-ordinator, on 0161 606 0108. 

Deadline for applications: Monday 13 January 2014

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