Volunteering at CFCCA (2019). Photo by Annie Feng.

Volunteering at CFCCA (2019). Photo by Annie Feng.

The Art of Volunteering – Volunteer Programme

September 2020 – May 2021

Sessions of 4-7 hours per week on average over 3 months

CFCCA are seeking participants for an exciting new socially engaged volunteers programme, The Art of Volunteering. The programme is dedicated to helping unemployed and economically inactive residents of Greater Manchester to gain the skills and confidence necessary to progress into employment.

Each individual taking part will gain a thorough understanding of customer service, retail administration and general operations within a cultural organisation – with the chance to integrate more broadly with other departments too. CFCCA are committed to ensuring the programme is accessible, catering the experience to each volunteer’s needs, abilities and level of experience. Participants will be closely monitored and supported in order to develop transferable soft and hard skills, undertake training and hone in on their vocational interests.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • 16 or over and resident in Greater Manchester
  • unemployed, economically inactive or at risk of redundancy
  • legally resident in the UK and can take up paid employment in the EU

Participants are required to provide evidence of the above criteria. There will be opportunities for social events, virtual as well as on-site activity, learning and engagement, and CV and job application advice with our Operations Manager.

If you are interested in applying, please send an email introducing yourself to: abbie@cfcca.org.uk.

Final applications to be submitted by: 17:00 on Wednesday 16th September.

The first group of participants will begin on Wednesday 30th September, and will commit to 4-7 hours per week on average, over 10 weeks.

We are very grateful that the programme is supported and made possible by the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Workers Education Association (WEA).

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