A new opportunity has been added to MCRVIP by Dementia Friendly Swimming, starts 03 November 2017

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The session at the Arcadia Leisure Centre is aimed at people affected by dementia or experience memeroy problems and may be low confidence swimmers, need more support in the water or have mobility issues.

We are looking for enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers to support people affected by dementia, whether personally or as a carer, when attending the dementia friendly swimming sessions across Manchester’s leisure centres.

You will offer general support to people attending the session and help create a fun, safe and supportive environment for them to swim in. This may include: – Meeting and greeting people on arrival
– Showing people the way to the changing rooms/pool/showers
– Checking equipment, such as floats, are on poolside for use – Helping people use the lockers
– Being someone they can talk to during the session

You may be asked to support the centre Dementia Champion with the follow up of enquiries to the session but will be supported through this process.

You won’t be responsible for lifesaving duties or any personal care.

Placement offered by Dementia Friendly Swimming

Contact – Catriona Sudlow

Phone – 07583 134810

Perks and volunteer incentives

All volunteers will have the opportunity to attend a Dementia Friends workshop

Agreed out-of pocket expenses, such as travel to and from a session will be re-imbursed by the pool operator.

Volunteer t-shirt provided

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A new opportunity has been added to MCRVIP by Dementia Friendly Swimming, starts 16 October 2017

Join in this opportunity now.

We are looking for enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers to support people affected by dementia, whether personally or as a carer, when attending the dementia friendly swimming sessions across Manchester’s leisure centres.

You will offer general support to people attending the session and help create a fun, safe and supportive environment for them to swim in. This may include: – Meeting and greeting people on arrival
– Showing people the way to the changing rooms/pool/showers
– Checking equipment, such as floats, are on poolside for use – Helping people use the lockers
– Being someone they can talk to during the session

You may be asked to support the centre Dementia Champion with the follow up of enquiries to the session but will be supported through this process.

You won’t be responsible for lifesaving duties or any personal care. Please click on the below links for the leisure centre of your preference.

Manchester Aquatics Centre – goo.gl/zrbCNB
Arcadia Leisure Centre – goo.gl/XgknMo
North City Leisure Centre – goo.gl/Bh6nkw
Wythenshawe Forum – goo.gl/ZQ1efF
East Manchester Leisure Centre – goo.gl/pujiow
Hough End Leisure Centre – goo.gl/jsTNDC
Abraham Moss Leisure – goo.gl/rWDM4d

Placement offered by Dementia Friendly Swimming

Contact – Catriona Sudlow

Phone – 07583 134810

Perks and volunteer incentives

All volunteers will have the opportunity to attend a Dementia Friends workshop

Agreed out-of pocket expenses, such as travel to and from a session will be re-imbursed by the pool operator.

Volunteer t-shirt provided

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A new opportunity has been added to MCRVIP by GreaterSport, starts 22 August 2017

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Over the last three and a half years GreaterSport has delivered Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training workshops, through a partnership with the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) and UK Coaching. To date, over 8,000 individuals who support disabled people across England have attended these workshops to feel more confident in delivering inclusive physical activity. You are one of these 8,000!

As we approach the final few months of the current programme’s funding, we (GreaterSport and EFDS) would like to bring a group of previous Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training participants from across the last 3 years together for a focus group. The purpose of the focus group will be to learn more about the impact of the training, but also to hear your views and ideas on how the programme could be further developed or additional support that would be beneficial to participants either at the workshop or in the months following it.

GreaterSport are keen to further support you with your work moving forward, therefore the focus of this session is for you to: ?Share your experience of the Sainsbury’s Inclusive Community Training ?Provide details of further training requirements
?Network with delegates, GreaterSport and EFDS staff
?Provide suggestions/ideas on how the programme can look from September 2017
?Find out about opportunities you can support the delivery of or offer your services to.

Placement offered by GreaterSport

Contact – Nick Lowden

Phone – 07765 407 978

Perks and volunteer incentives

Light Refreshments will be provided and travel costs for journeys in and around Greater Manchester will be covered.

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A new opportunity has been added to MCRVIP by Manchester Sports Development Team, starts 08 December 2017

Join in this opportunity now.

It’s the most prestigious title in squash!

In December 2017, Manchester hosts the AJ Bell PSA World Championships, the first time that the men’s and women’s events are hosted simultaneously and with equal prize money! The event runs from 8th – 17th December at the National Squash Centre and Manchester Central. With the world’s best squash players descending upon Manchester, we need you to be part of the team to help us deliver a world class event.

The event will be hosted at the National Squash Centre from the 8th-13th and then will move to Manchester Central from the 14th-17th. Sign up to be part of this prestigious event. The volunteer roles we’re recruiting are Stewards, Court Maintenance Assistants and Accreditation Assistants. Take a look at the role descriptions and sign u!

Further Information
. Volunteers will be required to work a number and mixture of the shifts (times to be confirmed).
. Volunteers will be required to attend a workforce orientation 2-3 weeks before the event.

Accreditation
. Volunteers will be required to send us photo identification for accreditation & security purposes

Placement offered by Manchester Sports Development Team

Contact – Nick Alogba

Phone – 0161 234 1136

Perks and volunteer incentives

Meal allowance per day, £5 travel expenses per day, event t-shirt, tea & coffee & water bottle

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A new opportunity has been added to MCRVIP by GMYN, starts 08 September 2017

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We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help run sports sessions at a youth club in Moss Side from September. This is a great opportunity for someone taking their first steps into youth work/coaching or for those with more experience to share their knowledge and skills.

Previous experience working with young people is desirable but not essential.

The project aims to create a lively unique atmosphere for young people to have fun, socialise and engage in informal learning. The project’s underlying aim is to provide opportunities for young people to improve their life skills and employability.

Boots and Beats has been designed, developed and will be delivered by young people and will make a difference through football by empowering and enriching the lives of young people in the city to propel them to follow their dreams and find employment. The programme will incorporate free play, music and DJ workshops, performance space as well as accredited qualifications, enterprise workshops and volunteering opportunities.

Placement offered by GMYN

Contact – Euan Davies

Phone – 07534466607

Perks and volunteer incentives

Training opportunities available

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A new opportunity has been added to MCRVIP by Emerging Futures, starts 14 July 2017

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The role of a Recovery Coach involves affiliating individuals into establishing and develping recovery communities and mutual aid groups.
You will identify recovery assets and resources within the wider community and support the development of self-sustaining community groups.
As part of the role you will be required to promote wellbeing and active citizenship using your unique skills and experience to support others.

You will develop and assist in sustaining support networks across the region and promote/support the involvement of families in services, aftercare, mutual aid and recovery communities as per the ethos of Emerging Futures CIC.

You will promote various options and routes into community based mutual aidor community reintegration through adult education, volunteering opportunities, employment, social enterprises and community activities.

Placement offered by Emerging Futures

Contact – Jane

Phone – 07738946793

Perks and volunteer incentives

Travel Expenses, unlimited brews and a great experiece .

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A new opportunity has been added to MCRVIP by British Weight Lifting , starts 03 September 2017

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We’re looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to help give our lifters a positive boost when trying to lift some of the heaviest weights at the Manchester Open this year

No experience is necessary and any training you need will be given on the day. You’ll receive info a week prior to the event about the schedule and running of a weightlifting competition

Toilets will be available and there will also be two people on any station so breaks will be possible.

At the end of the competition you’ll take part in the sweep up, where we pack away chairs and platform.
It’s a great day out and the energy on lifting day is amazing when you see the strongest guys and gals in the city lifting, so why not get involved!

Placement offered by British Weight Lifting

Contact – Andreas Michaelas

Phone – 07587 034 791

Perks and volunteer incentives

Free Tea and Coffee, possibility of other freebies

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