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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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.Read More
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 and supported job search.
Open Day Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Location: Cathedral Visitor’s Centre, 10 Cateaton Street, Manchester, M3 1SQ
Eligibility: 19+, JSA, Universal Credit, ESA (wrag), other state benefits and earn less than £330 a month
Starts Thursday 01 June – Full training day on Thursdays 10:00-14:30 with Manchester College, ½ day volunteering tbd, ½ day supported job club
Key Volunteering Opportunities:
• Printworks Roof Garden – Fantastic new opportunity to help develop a new roof space on top of The Printworks
• Cenotaph Steward – Customer facing role in the city centre
• Guide and Welcomer – Customer facing role in Manchester Cathedral
• Facilities – Cleaning and general housekeeping in Manchester Cathedral
• Verger – Setting up for events in Manchester
• Beekeeping – Caring for the bees on the Cathedral and Printworks