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Volunteer at The Pankhurst Trust (Incorporating Manchester Women’s Aid)

Volunteering is a great way to support us.  Our team is constantly growing and we welcome applications from applicants of all ages, backgrounds and levels of experience from novice to expert!

Our roles range from helping to welcome visitors to the museum, helping with the setup and running of our drop in service, to helping out behind the scenes.

Please note that as we receive high numbers of applications and are only staffed part time - it can take 6-8 weeks to respond to requests.  Please bear with us. 

Volunteers with greater availability are prioritised.

Please complete an application form and once received we will contact you and book a taster session.

Download and complete our application form and email it to 

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Volunteer Roles

Heritage, Events and Admin Volunteers - Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays

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Our Heritage Volunteers help to provide visitors to the Pankhurst Centre with an inspiring and informative insight to our building - the birthplace of the suffragette movement. Volunteers also help with events, admin and workshops.

You don't need to have any previous knowledge, but if you have an interest or passion for the history of the suffragettes, you may love volunteering with our Heritage team. 

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with admin and the launch of our children's library.

Drop In Service Volunteers - Wednesdays

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Supporting the weekly Women's Drop In social group, by setting up, facilitating activities and advice clinics and providing a safe space for all women.

Garden Volunteers - Thursday mornings

The Pankhurst Centre provides a therapeutic space for service users and the general public in its recently renovated gardens. We welcome volunteers to help maintain the garden and help its general upkeep. If you're green fingered with time to spare, we'd love to have you in our gardening team. 

Volunteer Counsellors

Due to high demand for this volunteer placement role, we recruit twice a year.

Applications are now open and will close on Monday 10th June at 5pm.

Interviews will be held on Friday 28th June

All our counsellors are required to have their own insurance and to be studying to at least MA level.

Step 1: Send a CV and Expression of Interest of no more than 2 A4 sides stating why you want to be a counsellor with us, and a little bit about yourself and your goals as a counsellor.  Send your documents to 

Step 2: You will hear by Thursday 13th June if you are being invited to interview. We are unfortunately unable to give feedback to anyone who is not called for an interview.

Step 3: Interviews will be held at the Pankhurst Centre in late June/early July.

Please note that we are currently looking for CBT counsellors as a priority.

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