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  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We would like a volunteer to review our finance processes. The current system takes quite a lot of time to up-to-date and we are hoping that it...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Monitoring finances is crucial to our charity and simplifying this process will reduce the time recording will take. This will free up valuable time for our staff and volunteers to concentrate on delivering our services to children and young people.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Web development
    Opportunity description:

    We have a website (hosted by square space) to share information about our group, that was set up by a previous volunteer, and has not been updated...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having an up to date website will:

    - allow us the share information about what we do. Our website is sometimes the first place someone finds out about our group so it is important for all of the information to be up to date and as friendly and welcoming as possible.
    - we are completely volunteer run and the group is free to those attending so we reply on donations and funding to continue. We hope sharing the positive impact that the group has on the community will support us with future funding opportunities.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We would like someone to:
    - Take some photos outdoors in Manchester or Salford that either represent of the cities or take photos that...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    - Having images that represent what the project aims are will help with understanding by the different audiences involved.

    - Having images that represent Salford or Manchester will help the project be recognised as taking place in both cities.

    These two things will help encourage more groups, who can often run wholly by volunteers, be more aware of the project and get involved, as it will help towards having a better understanding of the support available to them to help them develop and grow.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    We would like some help to raise awareness of the support available to sports clubs and groups who support the community to get active. Lots of...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This information will allow us to get in touch with more clubs and groups, who can often run wholly by volunteers, and let them know about the support available to them to help them develop, grow and continue to support the community!

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We would like some help to build our social media profile.

    We would like someone to:

    - Help us to plan a social media campaign – an...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This support will allow us to sahre what we do with more clubs and groups, who can often run wholly by volunteers, and let them, know about the support available to them to help them develop, grow and continue to support the community.

    We also want a platform to shout about the amazing work our volunteers will do along with share successes and learning to create a best practice employer supported volunteering guide that outlines how it can work in the best way for everyone involved.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    Greater Manchester Community Basketball is dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone in the community, regardless of ability, background,...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a film that promotes the work of the charity will support us in a number of ways:

    - It will support us to promote and raise awareness of the charity.
    - It will help people get a better idea of what to expect from coming along and may encourage more participation.
    - It will help with evidencing our work as part of evaluation and funding requests.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Events
    Opportunity description:

    Each year, we host the Haris Charalambous Memorial Basketball Tournament from 27-29 December. We would like volunteers to support us for part of a...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Your help will ensure the event is a success. The tournament, held at the end of each year, is to remember Haris Charalambous, one of the top players to come out of the Manchester Magic basketball programme.
    Haris died suddenly while training with his NCAA Division 1 Toledo University team in October 2006. He showed all the qualities we desire in a Manchester player, both on and off the floor, and is a great role model for other players.

    The event, which regularly attracts players from around the world, celebrates basketball, the community and reminds us all why we are involved.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Training
    Opportunity description:

    Greater Manchester Community Basketball takes safeguarding very seriously to ensure children are protected at all times. Policies and procedures,...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    This training will ensure our coaches have the most up-to-date knowledge and will support us in our safeguarding policy aim of promoting good practice and safeguarding young people.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Data management
    Opportunity description:

    We would like some support to create and help implement a new system of recording and updating information about our players and their parents....

    Difference this will make to the group:

    We work with many players across a range of ages, so it is important to be able to keep up-to-date records to support the effective running of the club, particularly in the area of safeguarding.

    Having a system that is easy to update and use will ensure that yhe club has an effective means of communicating with players and parents and will allow us to share data with Manchester City Council, who support and fund the charity's work.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: IT
    Opportunity description:

    We use excel to monitor and evaluate our projects.
    We would like someone to:
    - Meet with us and learn how we currently use excel to...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having the knowledge and understanding to better record, monitor and evaluate the work going on will free up time for us to work with even more young people as part of the project. It will also allow us to provide better evidence of what works and where support is needed to ensure that we can continue to support young people to fulfil their potential.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    Our Pedal Away rides are pitched at a level so that anyone can join in no matter when the last time you got on a bike was. They are social rides...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a video showcasing our project will support us in a number of ways:

    - it will support us to market the project
    - it will help people get a better idea of what to expect from coming along and may increase participation in the rides
    - it may increase the number of volunteers to the project as they know more about it
    - it will help as part of the evaluation for the project.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    Our Pedal Away rides are pitched at a low level so that anyone can join in no matter when the last time you got on a bike was. They are social...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a marketing strategy in place will support us in a number of ways:

    - It will help increase participation which means more people will have the chance to benefit from the health and social aspects of the project
    - It will allow us to learn what works and what doesn’t and apply that to other projects
    - It may increase the number of volunteers taking part in the project which will allow us to offer more rides in more areas.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Other
    Opportunity description:

    Our Pedal Away rides are pitched at a low level so that anyone can join in no matter when the last time you got on a bike was. They are social...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Whilst our rides will always have enough support to ensure, they can be carried out safely, additional support will help us to:

    - have a better idea of how participants feel about the ride and allow us to follow up
    - help participants, particularly those new to the group, to feel comfortable
    - help with continued participation which can have positive benefits in terms of both health and social isolation
    - allow other volunteers who may have carried out this role to shadow ride leaders which will help us to increase our offer to the community.

    Minimum commitment: half day
  • Area of opportunity: Finance
    Opportunity description:

    We currently have a system for recording finances where information is stored in different ways and places and can be time consuming to keep up-to...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having a clearer picture of our finances will help us in a number of ways:

    - It will give us a better idea of where we can release extra funds.
    - It will make it easier to for us to understand whether the club and our current ways of working are sustainable.
    - It will allow us to be more transparent.
    - It will free up time to allow us to concentrate on delivering our service to the community.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We feel that sport is a great way to get the community together and would like some help to fill the stands with local supporters at our home...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having more community support will help us in a number of ways:

    - It will help us to meet our one of our club aims - community involvement is an important part of want we do. We want local people to support their local club. We want to reach the community and offer more than just sport.
    - An increase in supporters would also act as a way to increase the clubs income, which will help us be able to upgrade equipment for the teams.

    Minimum commitment: 2 days
  • Area of opportunity: Events
    Opportunity description:

    We are at the cutting edge of the elite side of this amateur sport and want to offer the most amazing game day experience. As they say, many hands...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having more community support will help us in a number of ways:

    - It will help us to meet our one of our club aims - community involvement is an important part of want we do. We want local people to support their local club. We want to reach the community and offer more than just sport.
    - An increase in supporters would also act as a way to increase the clubs income, which will help us be able to upgrade equipment for the teams.
    - Prepare us for UK wide domination and the biggest fan base following!

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    Through Motivate, our new sports project, we’re looking to recruit and train Rangers and Young Leaders (14-18 years), in sports leadership and...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    Having the knowledge and understanding to better communicate our sport social action project so that more girls can get involved. It will also allow us to understand what works and open us up to new ideas to ensure that we can continue to support young people to fulfil their potential.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We are looking for some support to help us make the most of the social media.
    We would like someone to:
    - Review the social media...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    You Can supports some of the most disadvantaged young people in Greater Manchester. Our delivery of positive activities helps our members combat social isolation, build self-confidence and increases health and well-being.
    A more streamlined use of social media will free up valuable time for staff to concentrate on the delivery of these services. An increased social media presence will also allow us to tell more people about what we do and get more people involved.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Marketing
    Opportunity description:

    We are looking for some support to help us make the most of the social media. We currently have a YouTube channel, Twitter and a Facebook page...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    You Can supports some of the most disadvantaged young people in Greater Manchester. Our delivery of positive activities helps our members combat social isolation, build self-confidence and increases health and well-being.
    A more streamlined use of social media will free up valuable time for staff to concentrate on the delivery of these services. An increased social media presence will also allow us tell more people about what we do and get more people involved.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day
  • Area of opportunity: Fundraising
    Opportunity description:

    Do you have a fundraising idea that you think would go down well in your place of work? Do you enjoy organising and interacting with people?...

    Difference this will make to the group:

    You Can supports some of the most disadvantaged young people in Greater Manchester. Our delivery of positive activities helps our members combat social isolation, build self-confidence and increases health and well-being.
    Every donation helps us work towards being able to offer better equipment and resources along with more sessions for more people.

    Minimum commitment: 1 day