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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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