Local Charities Day - 16 December

Monday 12-12-2016 - 11:06
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It’s the season of giving and the government are supporting Local Charities Day by match-funding donations through the #Giveme5 campaign.

We thought this was a great opportunity to let you know about some incredible local organisations doing inspirational work right on your doorstep. All have volunteering roles you can get involved in, so why not take a look.

Whether you’re interested in youth social action, wildlife conservation or running community events, there’s a volunteering project out there to suit you. Take a look at all of the great opportunities on our Volunteering Hub or get in touch with the Opportunities team:




Manchester Campus

Cheshire Campus

Manchester has a rich and vibrant charity sector, working with every kind of issue you can imagine. Some of these organisations are located no more than a few minutes’ walk from the Birley and All Saints campuses.

There are a huge number of specialist charities operating right across Cheshire, meeting the needs of people in the community. Lots have specific opportunities in Crewe as well as across Cheshire East more broadly.

The Proud Trust and LGBT Centre

The Proud Trust provide support for young LGBT+ people across Manchester. Manchester’s LGBT centre is a thriving youth and community centre, based on Sidney Street right next to the All Saints campus. There are opportunities to volunteer with youth groups, in their community café or library and doing fundraising. Get in touch at info@theproudtrust.org or visit their website.

Autism Inclusive

Autism Inclusive are a Crewe-based charity that facilitates for, and enables, people with Autism Spectrum Conditions and their families, with peer-based support and a welcoming atmosphere for all. They’re currently looking for Group Mentors to help support visitors to their drop-in. You can get in touch at contact@autisminclusive@gmail.com


GoodStock, based next to Oxford Road Station, aims to bring sustainable fashion to the high street while offering a fresh, new take on the traditional charity shop. They have loads of roles to suit anyone with an interest in fashion, including photography for their upcoming online shop, visual merchandising, retail assistants and social media. For more info and to apply, visit their website.

What’s Happening on North Street

Lots is happening on North Street- including skills workshops and wellbeing activities. This community space in Crewe is looking for volunteers for its recently opened Coffee Shop –you can apply via CVS Cheshire East online.

Venture Arts

Located just behind our Birley campus, Venture Arts specialises in inclusive workshops for adults with a learning disability, who they support to produce some incredible artworks in a wide range of media. They’re always looking for fundraisers, and periodically have vacancies for workshop volunteers. Visit their website or contact laura@venturearts.org

Wishing Well Project

Wishing Well run a huge number of different projects and activities for children, families and older people at a few different locations across Crewe. Volunteering can be on a project basis, such as a playscheme or special event, ongoing with a club or regular activity, or just for a few hours whenever you can spare the time. Learn more on their website.

Chaplaincy and Manchester Central Foodbank

Located next to the Holy Name Church (of Smiths song fame), the Chaplaincy run a range of different community projects including Manchester Central Foodbank, a refugee night shelter, breakfast clubs at a local school and more. Volunteering opportunities are open to students of all faiths and none. Get in touch at general.muscc@gmail.com to find out more.

South Cheshire Clasp

South Cheshire CLASP aims to reach out and support those in the local community who are affected by the difficulties associated with parenting alone, whatever their circumstances. They currently have opportunities for volunteers to welcome clients into the building, providing a friendly face and getting them to the right place. If you’re interested, contact mhairi@southcheshireclasp.org.uk

Greater Manchester Winter Night Shelter (Better Together)

The Winter Night Shelter scheme provides a safe, warm and welcoming space providing guests with a temporary accommodation and support. The Night Shelter moves between different church spaces in the city, and on Mondays opens up on Brunswick Street, only minutes' walk from Oxford Road. Find more information about volunteering online.





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