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5 minutes with…Dan, MASH’s Volunteer Co-ordinator

Get to know our volunteer co-ordinator, Dan, and find out more about our amazing volunteer team.  What is your role at MASH and what does it entail? I’m the Volunteer Coordinator at MASH. I recruit, train and retain volunteers for the organisation. I manage the shift rotas for our drop-in and outreach, ensuring that there…

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Celebrations as MASH receives its MBE

A group of our fabulous volunteers joined us on Wednesday 29 August at Gorton Monastery to collect our Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. MASH is one of 27 voluntary groups from across Greater Manchester to collect an engraved, commemorative crystal trophy and a certificate signed by Her Majesty the Queen which will be proudly displayed…

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Volunteers Week – Beca’s story

Hello I’m Beca. I’m 35 and I’ve lived in Manchester for over 7 years now. I’m from Romania and I have volunteered before in Romania and Africa. I decided to volunteer at MASH because I  had an awareness of sex work and the struggles that women are facing…and a bit of a guilt trip too…

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Volunteers Week – Al’s story

Hi, I’m Al. I am 27 years old and originally from Germany. I lived in Manchester for almost 2 years. MASH was my first time volunteering in the UK, but as a teenager and student in Germany I volunteered in youth groups and refugee support groups. I first heard about MASH when Helen (the Fundraiser)…

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Volunteers Week – Marie’s story

Hello, I’m Marie. I’ve been volunteering at MASH for a couple of months. I run my own business – English Rose Bakery – that I set up with a friend, we bake and sell macaroons. It’s fantastic and I’m lucky enough work part-time now. My job before was very different – I worked with vulnerable…

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