Building Trafford’s Community Volunteer Network

Person-centred Support for Volunteering

Project Title:

Building Trafford’s Community Volunteer Network

Project Manager:

Project Overview:

Over three years we aim to build the community volunteer network in Trafford through a strategic, coordinated and person-centred approach to volunteering.

Our community hub-based model of volunteer coordination aims to support individuals, families and communities in Trafford through 7 outcomes:

  • Trafford residents will directly benefit from the support of volunteers at Trafford’s Community Hubs
  • Trafford residents find it easier to access volunteer opportunities
  • Marginalised groups will have improved access to relevant volunteer opportunities and employment pathways
  • Improved health & wellbeing of people who volunteer regularly at Community Hubs
  • Volunteers in Trafford feel more valued
  • Trafford will benefit from a strengthened Voluntary, Community, Faith & Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector
  • A new Volunteer Strategy for Trafford, to be led and developed in partnership by Trafford Community Collective, Trafford Council and Thrive Trafford

The National Lottery awarded the Trafford Community Collective in partnership with the Trafford community hubs funds over 3 years.

Volunteer Coordinators in each of the six community hubs across Trafford work together, meet regularly, and monitor progress against the outcomes. We manage the volunteers in our own hub and support residents to find suitable volunteer opportunities either in the hub or elsewhere in our neighbourhood.

We work together with Thrive Trafford and Trafford Council to share information and expertise. We help to strengthen and continue to develop local VCFSE partnerships and networks, bringing together local organisations and community groups to collaborate and share resources.

Project Update:

Our project began at the end of September 2023 and runs until September 2026.

During our first six months:

  • 23,000+ Trafford residents have been helped by community hub volunteers
  • 113 local voluntary, community, faith & social enterprise organisations supported by the hub Volunteer Coordinators
  • 15,700 hours given by Trafford’s community hub volunteers
  • 600+ people signposted to local volunteering opportunities by the hub’s Volunteer Coordinators – including 26 people referred to us for help by local support agencies
  • 110 new volunteers joined the hubs
  • 23 volunteers supported into employment and/or training

You can view our reports on the first six months of Building Trafford’s Community Volunteer Network here:

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