A new Taekwondo opportunity has been added to Manchester VSB by GB Taekwondo, starts 06 September 2013

Please visit the gbtaekwondo website here – http://gbtaekwondo.co.uk/nationalsvolunteering.html – for a full list of roles available.

Then to sign up please click on the opportunity and choose the days you can volunteer. A member of the Taekwondo Team will contact you shortly.

Placement offered by GB Taekwondo

Contact – Nick Kelly

Phone – 01612301133

Location – Rowsley Street, Manchester

Postcode – M113FF

Start Date – 06 September 2013

End Date – 09 September 2013

Minimum age – 16

Required Qualification – None

Duties – Assisting

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A new Other opportunity has been added to Manchester VSB by The Manchester College, starts 25 April 2013

The Manchester College requires a hardworking and committed individual to help coordinate and support the racket sports session (squash, badminton, table tennis) at the Sugden Sports Centre. The Volunteer will be required to welcome students, take a register, rotate participants and manage equipment.

This role would suit anyone wishing to work in a sport environment, and particularly for those who are interested in following a career path aligned to sports development/sports coaching.

Placement offered by The Manchester College

Contact – Sam Brown

Phone – 07874014585

Location – 114 Grosvenor Street

Postcode – M17HL

Start Date – 25 April 2013

End Date – 16 May 2013

Minimum age – 16

Required Qualification – None

Duties – Other

A new BMX Racing opportunity has been added to Manchester VSB by Velopark BMX Club, starts 10 May 2013

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work at the amazing National Cycling Centre at Sport City East Manchester, roles are varied from site marshalls, site safety officers, facility cycle hire assisstants, site overviewers, trainee bike mechanic / bike mechanic, comunications operator, Twitter/Facebook.

This new exciting club events takes place every Friday evening from 7pm – 10pm so come along and join the party.

Placement offered by Velopark BMX Club

Contact – Gina Allen

Phone – 07512007970

Location – National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester

Postcode – M114DQ

Start Date – 10 May 2013

End Date – 02 May 2014

Minimum age – 16

Required Qualification – None

Duties – Assisting

A new Running opportunity has been added to Manchester VSB by Alzheimer’s Society, starts 26 May 2013

There will be an Alzheimer’s Society cheer point along the course stationed at the 2km/8km mark of the run. This is where we need you to be as loud and encouraging as you possibly can be!
By giving your time to help out you will be part of a passionate team supporting our runners to reach the finish line at this exciting event.

Placement offered by Alzheimer’s Society

Contact – Carlos Carasco

Phone – 02072642664

Location – Close to Junction of Chester Road and Bridgewater Way

Postcode – M169SF

Start Date – 26 May 2013

End Date – 26 May 2013

Minimum age – 16

Required Qualification – None

Duties – Assisting

A new Football opportunity has been added to Manchester VSB by Manchester City Football Club, starts 17 April 2013

Assisting City in the Community Foundation with the pre match activation and entertainment in City square before the Wigan match.
Duties will include the set up, manning and packing away of a variety of skills zones for ALL fans (home and away) to enjoy. Activities include the inflatable goalkeeping, target practice and dribbling zone.
Volunteers are expected to manage and support cues, be enthusiastic, friendly and interactive with fans to create an enjoyable experience.

Placement offered by Manchester City Football Club

Contact – Paul McCoy

Phone – 0161 438 7830

Location – Manchester City Football Club – Etihad Stadium

Postcode – M113FF

Start Date – 17 April 2013

End Date – 17 April 2013

Minimum age – 16

Required Qualification – None

Duties – Assisting

Manchester Schools Swimming Galas 2013

Volunteers required for assistance on the poolside at the annual school swimming gala. Duties to be covered are timekeeping (using a stop watch which training will given), stewarding the children to the start of their races & finishing judges. – There will be a real buzz from seeing school children achieve and get involved in the atmosphere of children competing for the first time in their lives.

Roles required at various pools as follows
Sunday 28th April – The Forum, Wythenshawe – 1pm – 3pm
Monday 29th April – North City Family Fitness Centre, Harpurhey – 4pm – 6pm Monday 13th May – Moss Side Leisure Centre – 4pm – 6pm
GRAND FINAL – Sunday 7th July – Manchester Aquatics Centre – 2pm – 4.30pm GRAND FINAL

To sign up please sign in to your profile at http://www.manchestervsb.org, search for the opportunity/pool you wish to volunteer on and click sign me up. Then click the date and click confirm. A member of the School Swimming Team will then contact you in the coming days.

Any questions please email d.hennessey@manchester.gov.uk

Please note a valid CRB check is required for this opportunity.

Marie Curie Cheer Team Members for Greater Manchester Marathon and Bupa 10K

We are looking for lively, energetic and vocal volunteers to help cheer on the Marie Curie Runners in the 2013 Great Manchester Run on Sunday May 26 & Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday April 28. – We are looking for lively, energetic and vocal volunteers to help cheer on the Marie Curie Runners in the 2013 Great Manchester Run on Sunday May 26 & Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday April 28. Our runners are simply amazing and raise a lot of money for the charity to help fund Marie Curie Nurses in the local community. Our nurses provide care for terminally ill people, completely free, in the comfort of their own homes.
As a member of the Marie Curie Cheer Team you will be helping to decorate the cheer stations and will then be providing loud cheers and much needed encouragement to our runners to support them in their challenge.
Cheer stations will be at the start and the finish point but also in varying locations around the route on the Bupa 10K and stations will be at the start and the finish at Old Trafford (MUFC), and also at around the half way point in Altrincham on the Marathon. Further details on time to arrive, length of time at cheer station and location of cheer stations TBC nearer the time.
Volunteers can be of any age but under 18”s should be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers also need no previous experience, just lots of enthusiasm! All cheer station kit will be provided along with some snacks to keep you going!
This is a great opportunity for team working, meeting new people, having fun and helping to support a national charity.

For more information call the Events Team on 01254 855050 or email regionaleventsnorth@mariecurie.org.uk quoting MCCC Cheer1 for the Marathon and MCCC Cheer2 for the 10K.