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Bee Hive Live Stream

Bee Hive Cameras Live Stream

A short video showcasing Manchester Cathedral Bees by Adam York Gregory Manchester Cathedral Bees from Adam York Gregory on Vimeo. Bee Hive Cameras 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.         Heavenly […]

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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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Volition Team -John Emsley, Amie Smith, Tony Maunder and Andy Pierce

Nominated for a best partnership working award

We were nominated for a ‘best partnership working’ award at this years financial inclusion conference and came runner up! Reason for the nomination / how does the nomination meet the award category? The Manchester College (TMC) has a strong and strategic relationship with Volition; The Manchester Cathedral Volunteer Programme, an independent charity chaired by The […]

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Amber Sanchez has joined Volition

Amber Sanchez has joined Volition as a Deputy Beekeeper, she gained her teacher’s qualification at Cambridge University and has worked in the education and heritage sectors.  She is a freelance artist, specialising in ceramics and graphics, and supplies various outlets including Affleck’s, The Royal Exchange Craft Shop, and Salford Lads Club. She has always loved […]

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Salford Mayor Visits Volition

Salford Mayor Paul Dennett visits Volition

The Salford Mayor Paul Dennett visited Volition to see what we do and talk about our expansion to Salford Cathedral at the end of this year. We visited the Printworks roof top to show him what our volunteers do with the bee keeping and fruit and vegetable garden. He put a bee suit on and […]

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Employment & volunteering data

We are pleased to be able to report on the performance of Volition Manchester over the operational year and we are delighted to have achieved a firm ‘in work’ figure of 32%  during this operational period. Within this time there has been 88 starts in 8 cohorts, 64 of whom have completed the programme and achieved a […]

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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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