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Volunteer Centre Salford offers support for people who want to volunteer and volunteer-involving organisations.

Support for Volunteers

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, Volunteer Centre Salford is here to help. We can help you to explore the opportunities available and match you up with the most appropriate one.

We can offer the following help:

  • Advice and Information to potential volunteers
  • Training
  • Volunteering Events

Why volunteer?

There are many reasons why people volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to: meet new people build your confidence learn new skills improve your CV gain new experiences help a group or cause you are interested in...and have fun!

We can advise you over the phone or by email, we offer one to one appointments in a confidential meeting room, or you can attend one of our drop-in sessions for an informal chat:

Volunteer drop-in

The drop-in is a short session for people wanting to find out about volunteering opportunities in Salford. At the session you will be able to:

  • Register with Volunteer Centre Salford
  • Identify relevant volunteer opportunities

No appointment is required for the drop-in sessions, see venues below:

Volunteer Centre Salford

Every Thursday between 10am and 7pm
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place
Eccles
M30 0FN

Outreach drop in sessions:

Broughton: First Tuesday of the month (11.30am - 12.30am)

The Broughton Hub, 50 Rigby Street, Salford, M7 4BQ

Little Hulton: First Tuesday of the month (10am - 11am)

Health Improvement Team Job Club, Little Hulton Library, Longshaw Drive, Worsley, Manchester M28 0AZ

volunteer drop in sessions

One to One Appointments

One to one appointments are for those individuals who require additional support in identifying volunteer opportunities or for anyone who can't make our drop in sessions. These sessions are available on Monday - Friday between 10am and 3pm and can last up to 45 minutes.

If you would like a one to one session you will need to book an appointment in advance. If you are a supporting someone to get into volunteering (for example if you are a support worker or a case worker) and would like to bring them to a one to one session you need to first complete a referral form which you can request from the Salford CVS admin team by calling 0161 787 7795.

One to one appointments take place at Salford CVS The Old Town Hall 5 Irwell Place Eccles M30 0FN 
Tel: 0161 787 7795
Email: volunteer@salfordcvs.co.uk

Volunteering Portal

Our volunteering portal is for people who live in Salford who are interested in volunteering. Volunteers can browse local volunteer opportunities and find roles that fit their needs and interests using the simple search function. They can then express their interest in roles online and rate their experience.

Visit the portal.

Support for Organisations

Whether you are looking to recruit volunteers or you need support or advice on any aspect of involving volunteers Volunteer Centre Salford can help. Some of the ways we can help are as follows:

  • Advice and support on developing volunteering opportunities in your organisation
  • Promotion of your volunteering opportunities our Volunteering Portal
  • Advice on recruiting and retaining volunteers
  • Advice and support on developing the diversity of your volunteers
  • Helping you to develop an effective volunteer programme for your organisation
  • Support in developing volunteer policies, handbooks and role descriptions
  • Salford’s Good Practice Guidelines in Volunteer Management. Download your copy here.
  • Advice around recruiting Trustees
  • Bi-monthly Trustee training
  • We provide an opportunity for you to thank and recognise your volunteers through our annual Heart of Salford Awards and our 100 hours Recognition Scheme
  • The opportunity to network and discuss good practice in volunteering at our quarterly Volunteer Co-ordinators’ Forum
  • Access to a fund to help you cover the costs of your volunteers’ expenses. View our live grants here. Or previous grant recipients here

This is not an exhaustive list so if you need help or support for any of the above or something that isn’t mentioned here please phone Claire Roberts on 0161 787 7795 or email claire.roberts@salfordcvs.co.uk

Do you need to recruit new volunteers to support your organisation?

We can help. The first thing you need to do is register your organisation with us on our online Volunteering portal to do this you need to create a Volunteer Manager account. Click here to create an account.

Volunteer managers can use the portal to advertise volunteer opportunities and manage these opportunities online. They can also track volunteer applications and update their status. Organisations may also receive anonymised feedback from volunteers.

Visit the Volunteering Portal search page here. Or create your account here.

Download a copy of our Volunteer Centre services leaflet.

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk

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Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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