December Volunteer Opportunities

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Everyone from Wigan Borough Community Partnership would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

(We are closed from December 22nd until the 4th of January for some well earned time off)

FREE PPE to Community and Volunteers

The Greater Manchester PPE Hub has the following available for the use of VCSE organisations: 

Face coverings ( some very nice FFP3 that we are not fitted to.. or out of date Cardinals)
Face coverings ( Type 11 masks – like KN95)
Face Coverings ( Type 11 Masks – PINK)

These items have not been certified for use in clinical settings, may be of use as face covering for other settings and services. 

Should you wish to place an order for your organisation or district, please contact: Steve Davies Greater Manchester – CA Project lead – PPE Logistics07876245805
Become a Trustee of TalkFIRST
We are seeking a Trustee to work as part of the board to ensure TalkFIRST fulfils its duty to its beneficiaries through offering mediation, and family relationship interventions and it that delivers on our vision, mission and values. Also, to support to the Chief Executive in the development and delivery of services to maximise benefit to individuals, families and other beneficiaries taking part in the charity’s work.

 Benefits to you: Trustees are highly valued, and will be part of an enthusiastic, passionate group working together to build our charity. We are committed to the development of trustees, and being part of the charity they will acquire new skills and experiences. Being a trustee with TalkFIRST means you will be contributing to helping struggling families reduce conflict, repair relationships and live a happier family life.

Days / Dates / Times Required :6 board meetings per year, plus ad hoc extraordinary meetings

Area of opportunity :

Please Quote VO10099 on your application
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Supporting Vulnerable People
Shared Lives Champions, are looking for people with big hearts, who can make a difference to the lives of our vulnerable customers across the borough.

We support with day sessions, respite and full time placements. Shared Lives Champions do receive a modest payment for their time and expenses as well as a programme of Wigan council training and the full support of the staff team. Champions are able to choose who they support, they are carefully matched to customers based on shared interests, hobbies or simply because they get on well.

Specific Skills Required : You just need a big heart, time to spare and a willingness to support vulnerable people

Benefits to you : Supporting with Shared Lives makes a great addition to your CV and enhances future career prospects. Champions receive a modest payment for their time and expenses, plus Wigan Council accredited training.

It gives you the feel good factor that you get from making a difference to the lives of others and giving something back to your local and wider community

Days / Dates / Times Required : We ask for a minimum of 4 hours per week, but various hours and opportunities are available.

Area of opportunity : Borough wide

Please Quote VO10050 on your application
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Empathy North West – We are looking for a Volunteer Fundraiser to help us raise vital funds and also help to spread awareness about the services we provide.

Here at Empathy we are always in need of support from local communities and supporters. Whether that be regular donations, volunteering, or just attending some of our events, we are extremely thankful for the kindness and support from all of those who help us keep our doors open so we can deliver much needed counselling to those in need of support.

Role: Working with our team to develop an ethical fundraising plan based on the needs of the organisation.
Identifying, applying and helping to submit appropriate bids for funding.
Helping to creating an awareness of the services that we offer.
Helping to plan fundraising events. 

Please Quote VO10100 on your application
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Upcoming Training and Events in January 21 

Dates to be confirmed
All bookings for events are via our Eventbrite page and we are currently only delivering virtually via Zoom.
Funding Information Sessions – The Local Connections Fund
Support with submitting an application to the National Lottery Community Fund for a micro grant of up to £2,500 to support projects that connect communities together and reduce isolation.

Local Connections Fund | The National Lottery Community Fund (
This information session will go through the criteria for the funding and top tips on completing the application form.
Wigan Borough Social Enterprise Network

Are you are a Social Enterprise operating in the Wigan Borough come and join this network of like minded people to share experiences and learn new skills.
It is a great opportunity to network with other similar organisations and learn about the amazing work that is going on in the borough.

Bid Writing for Beginners
This workshop is designed for people who are new to bid writing and goes through the key facts that you need to know before you write your first application.