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We are excited to be part of a partnership of voluntary organisations to provide free training and support to Manchester residents who want to volunteer in advice and support services.

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About Manchester Volunteer Advice Partnership

Manchester Mind is excited to be part of a partnership of five voluntary organisations, funded by the Big Lottery, to provide free training and support to Manchester residents who want to volunteer inĀ advice and support services.

We work in collaboration with partner organisationsĀ Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, Centrepoint-YPSF, Manchester Refugee Support Network and Cheetham Hill Advice Centre to share knowledge in order to pursue our shared purpose.

We believe that a just society is achievable

We have developed our advice work training programme to enable volunteers to gain the skills and confidence needed to carry out a range of roles within MVAP.

These skills are transferable and can open up other opportunities through personal development and increased knowledge.

Training opportunities and support are ongoing whilst you are volunteering.

We also believe:

  • In the potential of every individual
  • In the resourcefulness of communities
  • That no one should live in poverty
  • In the power of effective information and advice

MVAP roles include

  • Receptionists
  • Digital support workers
  • Advice workers
  • Advice support assistants
  • Interpreters
  • Admin workers
  • Recruitment & training assistants
  • Immigration assistants

What you will get from us

Free training and learning programme, day-to-day supervision by advice supervisors, on-going support and training, the skills, experience and confidence to move on to paid work or further training, travel and other expenses.

Volunteering has not only expanded my knowledge of the welfare system, but has also given me both confidence in my work and confidence within myself.

For more information about MVAP