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Here at Boaz we estimate that at least a third of the work done by the organisation each month is carried out by volunteers. We are so grateful to each and every person who dedicates time and resources to supporting our clients- it never goes unnoticed.
The latest opportunities to get involved in volunteering for Boaz are listed below. If you are interested in any of these roles, would like more information, or have something else to offer, please give us a call on 0161 202 1056 or email us.
Student placement programme
The Boaz Trust has launched a short term volunteering programme for students at universities across Greater Manchester!
Each term we run an 8 week course every Wednesday afternoon within Boaz, where students will get a flavour of the issues our clients face and the opportunity to meet and work with them in a social setting. It’s designed to be a ‘taster’ for what it’s like to work alongside destitute asylum seekers, and will provide a great overview of our work and highlight opportunities to get involved with more longer term issues if interested.
Spaces are limited to 8 per term. Applications for the spring term are now welcome. The application deadline is 4th January 2013 and the volunteer programme starts on 30th January.
For more information and to apply, please contact Vicky Ledwidge – email@example.com. Or, to download a poster to advertise in your university, please click on the below link:
We have a network of 24 Boaz Ambassadors, representing different churches across Greater Manchester and promoting the work of Boaz in their local areas. We’re really grateful to everyone who is part of this and would love to see it grow- get in touch if you don’t know who your church ambassador is, or if you’d like to be one!
As always, if something grabs your interest please do get in touch…
We are looking for people to help out with our nightshelter on Thursday nights, collecting the clients from our office at 9pm and taking them to the venue. We also need someone for Friday nights – we have access to a minibus but need someone who can drive it!
If this is something you can help with, please contact Jean-Claude and let him know which nights you are available.
The last Free Shop of the year will be on 19 December and we would love extra pairs of hands from 1pm until 4pm. We’re also still accepting donations of food and toiletries, especially the following:
-toiletries: shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body lotion, sanitary towels
-tins: chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, vegetables, tuna
-rice and pasta
-tea, coffee, sugar, milk, spices, biscuits
-winter warmers: scarf, gloves, hat, socks
We would also like to give our clients new underwear at the Free Shop in January, so will be asking for new underwear (ideally still packaged) in sizes 8-20 for the ladies, and small-extra large for the men.
Boaz Life – are you crafty or creative?
We’re looking for a female volunteer to come and help out with some craft sessions we will be running in November and December on Tuesday mornings for our female clients. Ideally you have a skill you can share (jewellery making, or card making for example). Please get in touch if you are free.
If you don’t live in the Manchester area, why not search www.ecsr.org.uk for projects you can get involved in near you…