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New Chances Programme at Wythenshawe Job Centre

September 10, 2012 Leave a comment


Chances – New project for young women in Wythenshawe

Greater Manchester Youth Network has secured funding to deliver the Chances project in Wythenshawe. This is a 6 session project for young women 13-19 who live in the Wythenshawe district centred on the beneficial effects of volunteering. Throughout the project is a strong emphasis on positive women role models and providing a variety of activities and information than those typically offered to girls and young women. More information about the project can be found here.

How you might get invovled?

·         If you are working with a group of young women 13-19 from Wythenshawe and interested in hosting the Chances programme.

·         If you are a not-for-profit organisation and can provide a taster volunteering session either within or outside of the Wythenshawe district.

·         If you are a young women aged 13-19 living in Wythenshawe and would like to take part in the programme.

Contact Myrtle on or 0161 274 3299


January 2012 GiveGetGo! Programme Dates

December 21, 2011 Leave a comment

New programme dates for January 2012!

Young people have described their experience of GiveGetGo! as Interesting, Fun, Insightful, Interactive, SweetHelpful, Decent, Eye-Opening and Inspirational! why not get involved and find out what GiveGetGo! can do for you?

Contact: call: 0161 274 3299 or call/text: 07790654952

GiveGetGo! Volunteering Programme – New Dates

September 13, 2011 Leave a comment

 Two new programmes!

GiveGetGo! is a great way for you to explore what volunteering is, try out a volunteering activity or two, reflect on your experiences and look ahead!

 What will young people get out of it?

–          A certificate of recognition for their volunteering

–          The opportunity to meet new people & try out a volunteering activity with other young people.

–          Travel reimbursement and light refreshments.

–          The option to work towards a volunteering accreditation.

Wednesday evening programme

28th September 4:30-6:30             5th October 4:30-7:30              12th October 4:30-6:30

Saturday programme

1st October 1-3pm                         8th October 11-3pm                  15th October 1-3pm

 All sessions will start from GMYN office in Ardwick. We hope to run further programmes in North and South Manchester so if you are interested but can’t make the below dates then still get in touch and we can let you know when other dates come up.

Young people must be able to commit to all three dates of their chosen programme (either Wednesday or Saturday) and make their own way to GMYN.

Contact details:     0161 274 3299         07790 654 952

Greater Manchester Youth Network are pleased to announce the launch of the GiveGetGo! Project. Incorporating the 5 ways to wellbeing, this project is a great way for young people to explore the concept of volunteering, try out a volunteering activity or two and reflect on their experiences and the impact this has had on their emotional wellbeing over the course of three sessions.

 Young people aged 16-25 who are living inManchestercan get involved! We will be delivering the programme within organisations but we are looking to form groups that will participate in the project and help shape the GiveGetGo! website.

 You can read more about the project here. Want to take part or have a question about the project, then contact Myrtle on 0161 274 3299, text/call 07790 654 952 or email

Another successful day at ARC!

April 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Young people from Wythenshawe volunteered at the Agricultural Rural Centre in Romiley yesterday (27/04/11) as part of the Make it Happen project. Make it Happen is a new project GMYN is delivering across the Central West, North West and Wythenshawe Districts of Manchester. The project engages young people 13-19 in volunteering by working with groups of young people to first building their understanding of volunteering, support them to partake in volunteering activities and then to evaluate and learn from their experiences. Groups from Parkway Green Housing Trust; Willow Park Housing Trust and YMCA Training Wythenshawe enjoyed a sunny day of volunteering at ARC (

Activities included: painting animal hutches; cleaning out the animal hutches; walking the baby goats; watering the produce; building an eggloo and building an Arc around a seating area!!!

GMYN continue PAYP work in Wythenshawe

March 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Young People from The Hub, Benchill at a community allotment in Openshawe 22.02.11

Following the success of the PAYP project GMYM recently delivered in Manchester we are now set to continue work in the Wythenshawe District until early May 2011. GMYN were funded by Manchester Youth Offer to deliver work around volunteering with young people 13-19 in the Wythenshawe, Central West and North West districts. GMYN worked with several youth organisations and projects to provide young people with opportunities to explore the meaning and purpose of volunteering and try out different types of volunteering. If you are interested in being involved in this work in Wythenshawe then please get in touch with the team on 0161 274 3299 or email For further information about the previous PAYP project please click here.