Volunteering in our community is a fantastic way to support other people as well as grow your own skills and confidence. If you're looking to move into paid employment or just want to do something productive with your time, there are loads of opportunities right across our community - not just in the Hope Centre - to get stuck into and give something back.
Examples of current volunteering opportunities in Partington
The Hideaway have a range of volunteering and work experience opportunities.
Playwork (with children)
Special Needs session support
Helping in the cafe
Operations & Maintenance
Admin or Accounts
Community News team
Hope Green is a new gardening and DIY project to support local residents who are vulnerable or struggling against poverty.
Basic gardening help
Basic home DIY help
Teaching residents skills
Compost, recycling & upcycling
Our new Hope Savings Union are actively seeking volunteers to get involved with heading up this new initiative. It would be for a few hours on a Wednesday 5-7pm once or twice a month. Volunteers only need a very basic level of training and can help to make a big difference to people's lives.
We're fortunate to have 2 active parks groups in Partington - the Friends of Oak Road Park and the Friends of Cross Lane Park. Both hold regular litter picks and events. The recent Partington Wombles group also improves the area with regular litter picks. You can also volunteer outdoors with a team who are looking after our Redbrook Nature Trail.
The Hope Centre provide a range of help for our neighbours. Volunteers are always needed to get stuck in.
Helping on the till
Advising and Supporting
Running errands for people
Running support groups
Extra Care Shop
Extra Care is a volunteer run charity shop in the Partington Shopping Centre. Volunteers help to sort out stock, assist customers and help the charity to raise much needed funds to support older people.
The new community allotments launched in 2021 and have been developed between the Health & Wellbeing Centre and St Mary's Church. They are keen for people to go along and help to grow food for the community. St Mary's also have an award-winning church gardening team you may want to get involved with.
Health & Wellbeing Centre
The Health & Wellbeing Centre relies on a range of volunteers both for BlueSci and the council. Volunteers can help run the library, man the information desk, run classes or courses, provide IT support, and more.
These are just a few examples of the ways in which you could get involved and support our community - whatever your motives.
We're fortunate to have a dedicated Volunteer Support Worker - Danielle Vecht - who is there to help with volunteering in our community.
If you're interested in volunteering, either to support a specific organisation or to help you in your personal development, Danielle will take the time to meet with you and chat about why you would like to volunteer and what sort of thing you might be interested in. She will then make arrangements and introductions for you, supporting you all the way. Danielle can also offer additional support once your volunteering has started - maybe a regular catch-up or support you as you move towards employment. She will help identify specific training needs and help you to access those.
Drop Danielle an email and start the ball rolling today.