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Role : Drop In Volunteer

Reports to:   SAHARA Team / Volunteers Coordinator

Hours: Wednesdays 11am-3pm Drop in Sessions including Set up / Clear down

Aims of Role: To provide a safe and stimulating environment for women to meet, take part in activities if interested, share healthy food and socialise.

Key Tasks:

  • Offer a friendly and informative welcome to visitors
  • Help plan and book activities for the Drop In.
  • Meet and greet service users
  • To encourage service user participation during Drop in activities.
  • Consult with clients to plan activities they would like to take part in.
  • To empower service users.
  • To assist other volunteers / staff with clearing up after the planned activities.
  • Coordinate lunch and refreshments.
  • Support the efficient running of additional support sessions eg. Legal Clinic, Housing Advice, DVA support

Qualities / Skills:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Awareness of the general layout of the Pankhurst Centre
  • A friendly, approachable, enthusiastic and sensitive manner
  • Be willing to discuss with Pankhurst Centre’s staff and their appointed consultants your experience as a volunteer.
  • Language skills a bonus, especially Urdu

Training /Supervision:

  • We ensure that there is support to resolve issues which may arise.
  • Regular training opportunities, and best practice sharing.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled, BAME and LGBTQia+ candidates as our service aims to reflect the diversity of the city which we serve. If you have any additional support needs, these can be discussed with the Volunteers Coordinator.

How to Apply:
Please download and complete the application and send it to

Drop into the Museum on a Thursday between 11am and 3pm and ask to speak to Esther Lisk-Carew, Volunteers Coordinator
Call (during office hours) 0161 273 5673 (temporarily unavailable)

Generous: sharing our skills, creating energetic positive links, and thriving together
Affirming: supporting and inspiring, paying attention to discover what matters
Courageous: challenging inequality, stepping forward and making change
Rooted: secure and participating in our communities, nurturing a sense of belonging

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