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Volunteering at Gaddum

Volunteers are essential to what we do. You help us reach and support more people across Greater Manchester. We have a range of different volunteer roles you can get involved in, each with varying time commitments and levels of experience needed. There’s something for everyone and we’re here to support you on every step of your volunteering journey.

We will provide you with a full induction, training and development opportunities, as well as ongoing support throughout your journey with me.

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your local community, gain new skills, share your knowledge, meet new people, make friends and have fun. Check out how you can get involved below.

Volunteer Application Form

Are you Black, Asian, Arab or from a Minority Ethnic background?

Have you had experience of mental health services within Greater Manchester?

Have you received inpatient mental health services (currently or in the past)? Have been placed on  a  Community Treatment Order ? Are at risk of being detained under the Mental Health Act ?

If so, we’d like you to share your experience to help shape services and make improvements. Gaddum and African Caribbean Mental Health Services (ACMHS) are running Coproduction sessions for people who have been treated in hospital for their mental health.

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Mynshull's Educational Foundation Trustee

Mynshull’s Educational Foundation is committed to improving the life-chances of young people from Manchester and Salford, so they can grow up to fulfil their potential. Through the provision of small grants, we aim to reduce the barriers that young people face to education, skills and training.  

We provide funding for young people aged 25 or under to help them obtain equipment, uniforms or experiences that support them in starting or continuing their education or training.  Some examples include grants towards the cost of school trips and residentials, text books, stationery, apprenticeship equipment such as tools, and musical instruments.  

We are currently recruiting for trustees to join our board.  The right candidate will understand the challenges faced by young people in Manchester and Salford; this may be through their own lived experiences or through professional experience, for example in education or health and social care.  The successful candidate will be passionate about improving outcomes for young people.  Previous experience of being a trustee is not essential to this role.   

A full role description and person specification can be found in the attached Recruitment Pack. 

As a trustee you would be expected to attend a minimum of 4 board meetings (2 hours each) per year, as well as commit approximately 1 to 2 hours per month to reviewing applications for funding (this can be done remotely, online). 

Mynshull’s Educational Foundation is committed to fostering an inclusive environment, where all trustees feel valued and empowered to contribute.  We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.  We particularly welcome applications from people who have experience of using charity services or delivering services in Manchester.  

For an informal discussion of the role, the foundation’s activities and what is involved in being a trustee, please contact Heather Kerr at Gaddum on 0161 834 6069 (ext 4017). 

This role is subject to pre appointment checks including a Standard DBS Check.  

Gaddum (charity number 507162) provides administrative support and data processing for Mynshull’s Educational Foundation (Charity number 532334) which is an independent charity.  

If you have any questions about your personal information and data, how it is used or stored, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. 

Recruitment Pack

Application Form

Child Bereavement and Complex Care Therapy Volunteer

If you would like to volunteer as a therapist, you need to be fully qualified and be a member of one of the following professional bodies:

  • BACP (recommended)
  • BABCP
  • UKCP
  • PTUK
  • BAPT
  • Social Work England
  • HCPC

For more information, please email childbereavement@gaddum.org.uk

 

Carers Focus Group Volunteer (Salford)

Are you an unwaged carer in Salford? If so, we’d love for you to volunteer an hour of your time and attend one of our Carers Focus Groups.

These run on a different topic every month (virtually and face-to-face) and commitment is flexible, so carers can attend as a one-off, or come regularly, depending on your interests and availability.

Carers Focus Group Volunteer Role Description

What carers say about our focus groups

 

 

It was lovely seeing the difference Gaddum makes in the community. I’d love to volunteer with Gaddum again in the future.

Events volunteer

Being a carer and shielding has been difficult. My volunteers friendly voice each week has helped me feel less isolated.

Volunteer beneficiary

I enjoy working at Gaddum and I feel a sense of belonging. I also feel strongly about the work teams within Gaddum do to provide a service to communities who would not have a voice otherwise.

Staff member

If you’re interested in volunteering, or have any questions, send me an email to info@gaddum.org.uk or call me on 0161 834 6069.