Volunteering

 

Student Action comprises of multiple student-led volunteering projects and their overseeing committee. They offer a large range of projects which covers homeless projects, as well as working with children, elderly, environmental, women’s, refugee and people with learning disabilities.

Student Action are currently leading on two volunteering projects to help the homeless is Manchester.

 

The Homeless Outreach Society is where Student leaders go out onto the streets in pairs to engage with homeless people, with the aim of signposting them into services which can offer specialist, long-term support. They record all interactions with people, following these up with services and other volunteers, offering a friendly face and support. This year they are working in partnership with local charity Mancunian Way, which runs a very similar project called Change4Good.

Applications begin at the beginning with new opportunities advertised when they become available on the Volunteer Hub. Volunteers are required to make a weekly commitment of around three hours. This includes going out onto the street, recording and sharing information, and following actions up with services and other volunteers.

DBS check required? No

For fruther information, contact the Outreach Projects Coordinator, Hannah Featherstone HERE

 

BURKHART

This current women’s project runs at the Burkhart Centre in Fallowfield, which is a community centre joined to supported housing for women who have mental health issues. Students lead craft and food sessions as well as socialising with the women.

This project is run weekly with Project Leaders required to make a weekly commitment of 2 – 3 hours. Sessions will run during the day (afternoons).

DBS check required? Yes.

For further information, contact the Volunteering and Fundraising team HERE

 

WOMEN'S FOOD PROJECT

For several years, student leaders and volunteers have been going along to a local women’s shelter/temporary accommodation centre to cook for the women staying there. After some refurbishment, the project will relaunch in the academic year 2017-2018.

This project is run weekly with Project Leaders required to make a weekly commitment of 2 – 3 hours. Sessions will run during the day (afternoons).

DBS check required? Yes.

For further information, contact the Volunteering and Fundraising team HERE

 

 

The University’s Volunteering Team has close links with a number of homelessness charities and can help you to find the right volunteering role for you.

Organisations working in homelessness have recently come together to focus on finding long-term solutions to help people out of a life on the streets or in insecure accommodation, and into work, permanent accommodation and a more positive, sustainable lifestyle. You can help them by using your own unique skills and interests in a volunteering role that will make a real, tangible difference.

We can give you an overview of all the different projects and activities that are happening across Manchester to help end homelessness and keep you up to date with the most recent volunteering opportunities.

Visit the website HERE