LOVE THE CITY

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BARNABUS

 

Jesus loved the most vulnerable, taking time for the least wealthy, least significant and least influential in his society.

As his followers we’re called to do the same: demonstrating his unconditional love to others, regardless of their situation. This is the call for all of us – to follow Jesus means to love people!

As a church family, we are proud to partner with Barnabus, an incredible organisation who provide life-changing support

to the homeless in Manchester. They’ve been established in the city centre for over 25 years, as they seek to completely eradicate homelessness by supporting people to move off the streets and into mainstream society.

Find out more at barnabus-manchester.org.uk

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

There are many ways that we can get to be involved in the process. To find out more or to sign up to be involved please contact volunteer@barnabusmanchester.co.uk.

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

MORNING BREAKFAST DROP IN
Mon to Fri, 10am to 1:30pm
Serving, breakfast, drinks, running showers, giving out clothing, helping people access support work and medical care.

HEALTH CAFÉ
Monday Afternoon 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Volunteers assist Health professionals in running the Health information sessions, serving drinks and helping people engage with the topic.

HOT FOOD DROP IN
Mon to Fri, 7:15pm to 9:30pm
Serving evening meal, drinks, street outreach, running showers, giving out clothing, and helping people access support.

IT CAFÉ
Tuesday Afternoon 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Volunteers Help set up laptops and help people access the internet – the computers are used for anything from social media to CV writing accessing emails and searching for accommodation.

CREATIVE SESSION
Wednesday Afternoon
This session allows people to be creative through a range of activities such as music, arts, creative writing, pottery etc. Volunteers can help set up the session, encourage engagement and help with the activity in question.

RENU
Furniture upcycling project (based at The Message Enterprise Centre) open Tues, Weds, Thursday 10am to 4pm Volunteers work alongside our homeless friends on furniture upcycling projects, plus helping serve lunch and hot drinks throughout the day.
(see more info and buy furniture at renu-barnabus.com)

ALLOTMENTS
Spring and Summer only Friday Afternoons, 1pm to 3pm
Volunteers help our homeless friends learn gardening skills and maintain the allotment and will also make drinks and serve snacks. Based at the Church of Nazarene, in Longsight.

GOD SLOT
Thursday Afternoons, 1:30pm to 4pm
A space to explore faith through worship, testimony and prayer, lead by christians from across the city. Volunteers help facilitate the session by praying and talking with clients.

OTHER WAYS TO HELP

Not able to commit to volunteering regularly? Here are some other ways you can support the work of Barnabus:

DONATIONS OF GOODS
There is always the need for clothing, food and other items – check out this page for a list of things that Barnabus need and how to get them there!

GIVING FINANCIALLY
You can support the work of Barnabus by one-off or regular giving – for details of how to give see the Barnabus website.

COMMIT TO PRAY
Consider including prayers for Barnabus and their team as part of your routine of prayer and intercession. Think about signing up for the email newsletter to keep your prayers focussed and relevant to their needs!