Ahead of International Women’s Day tomorrow, we are excited to announce that our programme is expanding to support more young women, aged 16-25, to engage in volunteering and social action opportunities in Greater Manchester.

The programme will focus on supporting young women with multiple complex needs, including leaving care, recovering from drug and alcohol misuse, experience of domestic violence and abuse, neglect, depression and other mental health issues. These young women generally lack ambition, confidence and motivation. 

There is a wealth of evidence showing the positive impacts of volunteering, including building confidence and self-belief, developing employability skills and positive social networks.

“Volunteering has made me realise I am capable and I've got a lot to share. I've felt really valued and it's given me confidence in my own abilities." 

Social exclusion can devastate lives and have a negative impact on society.  As a volunteering organisation, we want to ensure that volunteering experiences are open to all and to empower disadvantaged young people to be part of their communities where they will be valued members.

With the help of a small group of young people from Greater Manchester Youth Network (GMYN), we successfully recruited two new team members in Manchester, Anna and Wendy, who will be delivering this programme. 

Read Sophia’s story on how volunteering has given her confidence and a new career goal.

If you would like more information on this programme, please email us at [email protected].


Funded with support from the Department for Culture Media and Sport.

Registered charity number: 1038253, Scottish charity number: SC040616, Company Limited by Guarantee: 2932195
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