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Bee Coordinator

Volunteer Bee Coordinator joins the Manchester team!

Canon Adrian Rhodes has joined the Volition team as our Volunteer Bee Coordinator. Known as the “Canon Apiarist” at Manchester Cathedral Adrian has been a beekeeper since 2011, keeping bees at home, on the roof of Manchester Cathedral and is mentor to our volunteers who look after the Beehives at Manchester Cathedral and the Printworks. […]

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Sir David Richards, Patron of Volition

Sir David Richards has become a patron of Volition Community following a visit last year to see the work of this charity. Welcoming Sir David, the Dean of Manchester thanked Sir David for his commitment to this programme which runs from Manchester and Liverpool Cathedrals. Sir David, encouraged at the outcomes of this programme of […]

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Bee Hive Live Stream

Bee Hive Cameras Live Stream

We currently have two bee hive cameras upon the flat roof of Manchester Cathedral, click on the play button below to view the bees and their hives.

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Amie's Kitchen Food

Amie’s Kitchen Recipes

Below you will see a list of Amie’s Kitchen Recipes available to help people who attend the volition course with basic cooking skills but mainly to show them that you can cook various meals within a inexpensive budget and stretch them pennies further. Recipes   Check back for more recipes!

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Volunteer Manager Opening

JOB DESCRIPTION Reports to: Director of Volition Community/Director of Fundraising and Development (DVC/DFD hereafter) Cathedral contact: Canon Pastor and Acting Precentor for Mentoring Salary: £29,000 plus a 10% employers pension contribution Hours of work: 35 hours per week, including some evening and weekend work Principal role: To recruit, train and manage the volunteers at Manchester […]

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Employer Challenge 2018

Colin Fry

Here is an excellent opportunity to offer employment to one of our trusted volunteers!
Colin Fry has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the Cathedral Volunteer Programme over a period of 6 months and would make an equally outstanding member of staff for your team.

John Emsley, Volition Volunteer Coordinator:

‘Colin has been volunteering at Manchester Cathedral since August 2017, where I am Volunteer Coordinator. During this time, he has demonstrated himself to be a highly dependable individual who is willing to get involved with a range of duties and has never missed a shift.

Colin is an asset to the Cathedral’s Volunteer Team. He is always courteous, cheerful and willing to assist with any task. In addition, Colin is motivated and interested in learning and self-development. To this end, he has supported in a number of volunteer roles in both hands on and administrative capacities.

He is well presented and has excellent interpersonal skills. Colin is now looking for a suitable employment opportunity where he can showcase and develop his skills to the benefit of an employing organisation.

He is particularly interested in people facing customer service or administrative roles where he can hit the ground running. He is not afraid of a challenge and would assimilate into a new team and learn new processes and procedures quickly.

I personally recommend him to any future employer.’

Peter Mellor, Manchester Cathedral Logistics Officer:

‘Colin is a highly trustworthy and hard working individual who has been a great asset to our facilities team. He has completed a number of jobs for us to a high standard’.

To connect with Colin or for further information, please contact John Emsley, Volunteer Coordinator

T: 07710 397977

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