Archive for the ‘Volunteering’ Category

Coronation Celebration Walk

It was great fun recently to have a group walk and talk, in celebration of the recent coronation of King Charles. This was part of the GM Festival of Walking 2023. The group enjoyed a healthy walk in the Ancoats area of Manchester, an area of great historical significance for the Industrial Revolution, and international in-migration in the 1800s. The Mills there are now of architectural interest and have been tastefully adapted for modern use, including the offices of the Prince’s Trust. Discover Manchester through the #GMWalking Festival 2023, a great event that brings people together and showcases the best […]

Recruitment for Macmillan Volunteers

We are a group of volunteers supporting people affected by cancer. As the need in the community is growing bigger, we need people like you to volunteer your time in whatever way you can. There are many ways to get involved, and some of which are home-based, like talking with someone over the phone, providing emotional support, or general chatting.  Your help with practical support, such as cooking a meal, cleaning or gardening would also be appreciated. We provide training and regular meetings where you will gain skills and knowledge to give you confidence. We pay travel and subsistence expenses. […]

Sheung Lok Radio (All FM 96.9) Training

We are delighted to offer training in radio production (bi-lingual) to new volunteers.  Thanks are due to funding from Ambition for Ageing. We will train you in all aspects of radio production, including driving the desk, designing your own show, radio law, interview techniques etc. Our training is designed to prepare you for your live show so you have all the skills and confidence to broadcast independently. Please listen to our recent podcasts at: The training programme, first session is on Friday 10th January 2020, 2 – 4 pm, and runs to 20th March 2020 For more information, please […]


Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make, nationally. During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK. Without our loyal and committed volunteers, Wai Yin Society would not have been able to serve the community so effectively during the past 30 years.  We will also host an annual event for our own volunteers later this year, but just to say to all volunteers up and down the country. Well done everybody!

Manchester Junior & Mini Run 19 May 2019

Calling all junior runners, and families!  Wai Yin Society, and the Maya Project, are participating in the Junior & Mini Run, for the first time, this year. If you and your children would like to join us, then please contact Amy: 0161 833 0377.  

Can you Run for Wai Yin Society?

Calling all fun-runners, “fund-runners”, joggers, and even serious runners. To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we would like you to join us and help us raise  funds for our future activities and services. For further details, please contact Fundraising Team by 0161 833 0377 or [email protected] Or, please follow the steps described in the link below: Poster for 10k run (2)

Innovative Help for the Homeless

We were delighted to host a group of students from the Manchester School of Architecture, in an exciting partnership,  for several months at our Welcome Community Centre in Cheetham Hill.  Our aim was to come up with some innovative solutions to the homeless problem in Greater Manchester.  One solution was a very low cost housing pod made from recycled materials that can comfortably sleep one person. Another was an IKEA style design manual to enable construction of, again, very low cost buildings for the homeless to use. We would like to congratulate the students on pushing forward the boundaries, and […]

Wai Yin Society Board Members Recruitment

Wai Yin Society’s Board are seeking to appoint three new members to ensure we have the capacity and skills to oversee the next phase of our work; to include a treasurer and an individual with experience of legal work and/or human resources. For more information, please click the link to download the full job description: WY Board Member Recruitment 2017 How to apply Kindly submit a CV and a covering letter by 14th July 2017 (Friday), 5pm, stating why you wish to be considered for the role, to [email protected] . Please use “Board Member Application 2017” as the subject of the […]