Each volunteer is placed in an organisation that is committed to working with people who are in some way disadvantaged or marginalised in the society in which we live.
The placements we are running this year are in Manchester and Liverpool. In the past we have also served in Glasgow, Hull, London and Newcastle.
Our work in Manchester is concerned with people who are experiencing hunger, homelessness and the rootlessness that comes from poverty, alcohol, drug abuse, and lack of resources. We work with families who have someone in prison, or who are displaced, and so looking for sanctuary in this country. Some of the organisations work at the root causes of this kind of poverty; others are there just to offer a helping, friendly hand.
We are involved with caring for children at a specialist school with sensory impairment and other needs as well as caring for adults at a rehabilitation centre who are losing their sight. We also work with adults with learning disabilities and children at a youth centre.
Click here to see our current placements.