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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 Vegetable chilli dish   Check back for more recipes!

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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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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 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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LATEST NEWS

Volition volunteers community project

Our volunteers have been busy weeding and replanting some forgotten planters around the southern side of the cathedral. Manchester City Council ‘Bloom’ team were kind enough to let me fill my car with flowers which have been used to brighten up the area. This was part of a community project and the group had spent […]

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Volition and DWF Solicitors

DWF Solicitors Delivered Interview Training

Four DWF Solicitors gave back some voluntary time to help out at the group last week. We set up a speed date style interview session all morning where all the candidates had the opportunity to rotate around the DWF staff for brief interviews. Candidates had the opportunity to build on their interview skills training and planning […]

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Volunteers visit Thompson Street Fire Station

Volition participants visited Thompson Street Fire Station. Whilst there they learned about the different roles within the fire service along with how to prevent a fire in their own property’s. They then had an opportunity to look around the fire station and what equipment a fire engine carries and for what purpose. In the afternoon they […]

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A Year in Stats

We are delighted to report on the performance of the Volition programme at Liverpool Cathedral for 2016. Below you will find excerpts from the report highlighting key areas and statistics. The report reinforces the core values of the Volition programme, this being supporting people who want to work, tackling social exclusion and running an effective and […]

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Volition Open Day

Volition Open Day

Volition at Manchester Cathedral will have its next IPI open day for candidates on Thursday 25 May 2017. This is an innovative, proactive programme which supports all who join with a view to improving lives and successfully gaining sustainable employment. This ten-week programme will facilitate entry to employment through a blended approach of training, volunteering […]

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Volition - Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service

Volition and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Taster day

Volition and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are holding an open day on the 17th of May at Thompson Street Fire Station.  Volunteers will be able to experience cutting up a vehicle, have a go at CPR training,  and get an insight in to how the Fire Service utilises volunteers. Greater Manchester Fire and […]

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PLAYING WITH THE BEES BY THEIR OWN VOLITION

It can be a place of real magic, the broad, flat roof of Manchester Cathedral. On those days when the sun is shining and it’s warm and calm, the smoke (liberally sweetened by incense, of course!) drifting slowly away from the smoker. The stillness seems only to accentuate the gentle hum of the city going […]

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Andrew’s reason to ‘Bee’ happy

Our latest success story at Volition is Andrew who gained employment with NCP car parks whilst on the course. When Andy joined Volition group 2 he had been unemployed for 6 months and was looking for a change in career after being a labourer and charge hand for many years. Andrew took every opportunity he […]

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JOHN EMSLEY

John Emsley

We are pleased to introduce our new Volunteer Programme Coordinator, John Emsley. John has been seconded from The Manchester College and will work alongside Tony Maunder. John is a skills teacher, passionate advocate of employability and obsessive about vocational relevance in education. His ethos is simple; inspiring and empowering people to realise their full potential […]

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Tony Maunder

Tony started as a volunteer with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue service back in 2013 and gained a placement to train as a community safety advisor. There he gained valuable people skills and worked throughout Greater Manchester giving important fire safety information to the most vulnerable in the community. After qualifying as a community safety […]

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