VOLUNTEER PROGRAMME

ALL OUR VOLUNTEER VACANCIES will be based from the mec in wythenshawe, manchester and INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Training in the business or area you’re assigned to (if applicable)

  • Lunch & travel expenses (if applicable)

  • Uniform (if applicable)

  • Invitation to Message team prayers at 9am each day

  • Real work experience with the option of a reference for a future career

  • Offering encouragement and support working alongside our team members on the apprentice programme

  • Careers assistance with our pool of partnered business

  • One to one induction, support and regular catch up with your manager


Volunteer Vacancies:

ROLE: ASSISTANT CHEF

Business: The Mess Cafe & Message Catering
Key Tasks include: Preparing meals from The Mess menu, supporting our full time chefs for catered functions, cleaning the kitchen, cleaning pots and serving customers.

  • Minimum commitment: 1 lunch time per month.

  • Business Opening Hours: Mess Cafe Mon - Fri 8am - 5:00pm
    Message Catering: Evenings & weekends

  • Skills Required: Chef experience and/or qualifications

  • Desirable skills: Driving license.

Role: Front of House Assistant

Business: The Mess Cafe
Key Tasks include: Using the till, serving customers, clearing tables, operating the barista machine, serving at occasional functions, cleaning pots and supporting the Mess Cafe team.

  • Minimum commitment: 1 lunch time per month

  • Business Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 5:00pm

  • Skills Required: None

  • Desirable skills: Barista trained, restaurant experience & bar trained.

 

Role: Building Team Assistance

Business: MEC Building Team
Key Tasks include: Driving to sites, collecting materials, laboring, decorating, plastering, bricklaying, joinery, landscaping, gardening cover and/or supporting the Building Team.

  • Minimum commitment: a morning or afternoon per month

  • Business Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 8am - 4:30pm

  • Skills/Experience Required: Any of the trades listed above.

  • Desirable skills: Driving license, quoting jobs and project management.

Role: Events support

Business: MEC Events & Wedding Angels
Key Tasks include: Setting up and clearing down for events, serving meals & drinks, manning the bar, car park steward, welcoming guests and cleaning pots.

  • Minimum commitment: one event every other month.

  • Business Opening Hours: Any evening or weekend exc. Sundays

  • Skills/Experience Required: None

  • Desirable skills: Restaurant, bar and event experience under any capacity.

 

ROLE: carpenter

Business: RENU Furniture Restoration
Key Tasks include: Teaching the team members, restoring furniture, painting, joinery and operating the eBay shop

  • Minimum commitment: one morning or afternoon a month.

  • Business Opening Hours: Tue - Thu 10am - 4pm

  • Skills/Experience Required: None

  • Desirable skills: Carpentry, joinery, selling on eBay, social media, photography and counselling.

ROLE: SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT

Business: The MEC
Key Tasks include: Coordinating posts, photographing each business, managing the Instagram & Facebook pages for each business and the charity and building the following on each page.

  • Minimum commitment: Taking ownership of one of our 8 accounts.

  • Business Opening Hours: Can be operated anywhere with internet connection

  • Skills/Experience Required: A passion for social media & photography

  • Desirable skills: Professional marketing experience.

 

ROLE: Mentor

Business: All
Key Tasks include: Mentoring, training, coaching and listening to either our team members or business managers.

  • Minimum commitment: one hour per month.

  • Business Opening Hours: N/A

  • Skills/Experience Required: A Christian faith and well experienced in counselling challenging individuals when mentoring team members.
    Extensive business experience in the relevant industry for mentoring with our business managers.

  • Desirable skills: Catering, beauty, building or events manager; professional counselor.

ROLE: ADMINISTRATOR

Business: The MEC
Key Tasks include: Working with the MEC office to process much of the admin involved in running the charity.

  • Minimum commitment: one day per week.

  • Business Opening Hours: 9am - 5pm

  • Skills/Experience Required: Competent with computers and basic Microsoft packages

  • Desirable skills: Administration experience.