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Community Development

Our community development project works with refugee communities to help them organise and work together to improve the quality of community life. We believe that it is important for policy and decision-makers to listen to refugee communities in UK. We work with groups to help them develop a collective voice, and take action to meet the needs of their wider communities. Our work in this area also boosts cohesion and cooperation between and among Manchester’s rich and diverse communities.
We work alongside local development workers and other capacity building agencies to achieve this. We also work to influence policy and strategy in this area alongside other partners.

We work with over 40 refugee organisations in Greater Manchester.

We publish a bi-monthly newsletter on issues affecting asylum seekers and refugees including funding news, job opportunities, events, training and volunteering opportunities as well as project news of our organisation.

We provide meeting room space and access to IT resources for Refugee Community Organisations.

Monday to Friday: (Drop-in and by appointments)

To find out more, please contact on 0161 868 0777

or Email: belay@mrsn.org.uk

Volunteer with the Community Development Project

One of MRSN's core roles is supporting Refugee Community Organisations (RCOs) to become strong and independent through our community development project. MRSN has a membership of 21 RCOs and is in contact with around 40 in Greater Manchester. MRSN is currently seeking to develop the role of volunteers in this area of work, for which there is a great demand. Volunteers might support new RCOs with the tasks involved in setting up a new organisation or in developing projects and activities. Or they could assist in providing information through MRSN's quarterly newsletter for RCOs, or its directory of RCOs.

How to apply to be a volunteer?
If you are interested in this opportunity please download the Volunteer Application Form and email the completed application to alex@mrsn.org.uk.

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(Note: After clicking the link above, the form needs to be opened from the bottom of the screen. Also, it is probably better to print it, complete it and send a scanned copy back to MRSN).

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MRSN.