A Common Vision for Volunteering across Greater Manchester

GM Vision

Volunteering is recognised as being of great value and importance in the life of Greater Manchester. By pledging your support for this Vision for Volunteering, youll be helping to ensure that volunteering continues to flourish in the region. The Vision sets out, what we believe, are the key principles that underpin great volunteering, and which need to be supported and safeguarded.


Our aspiration is that a range of organisations, funders, commissioners and individuals will share this vision and sign up to demonstrate their endorsement. Once youve signed the Vision wed encourage you to display the document within your organisation.


The Vision has been developed by a cross-sector partnership of representatives from volunteer involving organisations, who now meet regularly as the Volunteering Greater Manchester Partnership. It was endorsed by a major conference of representatives of volunteer involving organisations at the end of 2013.  The Vision is partly a response to challenges to the concept of volunteering and the role of volunteers in recent years and reflects the need to identify and give voice to the positive values that are fundamental to volunteering. It is the first time that different sectors in Greater Manchester have come together to articulate these values and principles.


The official launch will be a virtual launch by way of a Twitter Thunderclap on Thursday 12th June during Volunteers Week. A Thuderclap is an automatically generated mass-Tweet at one point in time, which creates a powerful message. To register and send out the Thunderclap, all you need to do is sign up here http://thndr.it/1oNqXVr and then the Tweet will be automatically scheduled in your account.


If you need any further information about the Vision please contact Lynne Kent on 0161 277 1027.

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