Latest News from Manchester VSB
FREE training budget announcement
Due to the runaway success of the VSB our free training budget is now exhausted. We are working hard to secure funding for 2012, we'll keep you posted.
Following the successful application to Sport England for funding, The Manchester Volunteer Sport Bureau was launched in December 2009. The project aimed to increase volunteering in sport and had an ambitious target of recruiting 500 volunteers. To date however, the project has managed to recruit and incredible 2000 volunteers who have provided clubs, schools and community groups with over 10,000 volunteer hours.
Due to the extraordinary success of the Manchester Volunteer Sport Bureau which has far exceeded all expectations, the funding we were awarded by Sport England has now been allocated to meet the demand for courses presented by 2000 volunteers. Therefore, at this time, we are currently unable to provide any further courses. This is with immediate effect.
Due to the success and huge demand, Manchester City Council has committed to continue with the scheme and meet the continued administrative and coordination costs. Therefore, the Bureau will continue to recruit volunteers and signpost them to opportunities within sports events, sports clubs, local communities, schools and facilities, allowing them to gain that vital volunteering experience.
We are working hard to ensure new investment is secured in time for 1st April 2012, to enable more courses to be held and we would like to encourage you to register your hours which will remain on your personal profile. As new investment is secured you will be permitted to use these hours in return for course places and therefore support your continued professional development.
Manchester City Council has a grant programme for coaching courses called 'Champions' Charter'. The grant must benefit Manchester residents and can only be granted to our focus sports. If you would like any further information on Champions Charter, then contact the Sports Specific Officer.
I would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication and will provide you with a further update in due course.
Yours in sport
Volunteer Development Officer
Manchester City Council
Bupa Mini & Junior Run Finish Marshals
You will be working in the Finish area of the Junior and Mini Great Manchester Run. The event sees 2500 children take part along with some parents.
Volunteers required to work in the Finish area in a range of roles including chip collection, handing out goody bags or water to parents.
Manchester Schools Swimming Galas 2013
Volunteers required for assistance on the poolside at the annual school swimming gala. Duties to be covered are timekeeping (using a stop watch which training will given), stewarding the children to the start of their races & finishing judges.
Marie Curie Cheer Team Members for Greater Manchester Marathon and Bupa 10K
We are looking for lively, energetic and vocal volunteers to help cheer on the Marie Curie Runners in the 2013 Great Manchester Run on Sunday May 26 & Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday April 28.
Manchester Day Parade - Volunteers Needed
On Sunday 2nd June, tens of thousands of people will fill the streets of Manchester when one of the North West's flagship summer events takes place.
Great Manchester Swim Event Marshals
On Saturday 20 July 2013 up to 3000 swimmers will take to the water at Salford Quays for the Great Manchester Swim.
We are looking for volunteers to fulfil a number of roles at the event
Bupa Great Manchester Run
Bupa Great Manchester Run Volunteers Sunday 26th May 2013
Sunday 26th May will see the 11th Bupa Great Manchester Run, with over 40 thousand people taking to the streets over the weekend.
Great Run Local weekly 5km & 2km Run
Manchester City Council Sports Development require volunteers to help out every Sunday morning with a weekly 5km and 2km running event at Debdale Park, Manchester.
Greater Manchester Coach Education Programme
Coaching in sport in an incredibly rewarding way to spend time. Coach Education Courses available here...
A NEW Photo Gallery has been launched on the MVSB
A new photo gallery has been added to the Manchester Volunteer Sport Bureau
Volunteer of the Year 2012
Congratulations to Morris Jefferson this years Volunteer of the Year at the Manchester Sports Awards 2012
The Manchester Volunteer Sport Bureau has joined up with Orange Rockcorps Collective to give volunteers more reasons to volunteer