If you are working towards finding a job that’s right for you why not try Volition.  Volition is a friendly and informal programme that combines volunteering with job search  skills.  We’re based right in the heart of Manchester and Salford, and you choose which  location is best for you.

The Volition Programme

We’re a small and friendly team but understand it can be a bit nerve-wracking starting something new. That’s why we have information days where you can come and see the faces behind the door, hear more about us and ask any questions you may have.


We work together as a group one day per week between 9.30am and 2.30pm for 10 weeks. We are based at either Manchester Cathedral Visitors Centre or at Salford Cathedral.  Occasionally we have a day out and work at another city centre venue.  There is no religious content.  

We have a strong no goodbyes policy. Our volunteers can stay with us for as long as they wish and return to us whenever they need to.


We have opportunities available with our bee hives at the Cathedrals, gardening, welcoming, reception, facilities, admin, events, caretaking, social media and hospitality support. 


We can help with employment searches, applications and updating CVs. We can provide a reference after your fifth week with us. 


Job Centre Plus will pay your travel costs to attend the 10-week course. 
After 10 weeks you can continue to volunteer with us and we will pay one day’s travel costs per week.


Get In Touch

You can get in touch yourself or ask your work coach or a trusted friend to do it for you. We have lots of start dates throughout the year. We are not a mandatory service and engaging with us won’t affect any benefits you receive.

Phone:  0161 833 2220 EXT 242

You can find more information on the Volition website