Get involved

Inspire Middleton runs many community based projects so there are lots of ways you can get involved with helping us to make a difference in people’s lives.

" There are many ways to get involved "

Our extensive work is only possible through the support of local volunteers who regularly give of their time by volunteering, or helping, in the Lighthouse Project, Middleton Central Foodbank, Lighthouse Money Advice or the Lighthouse Pantry, to name  just a few.

Lighthouse Project Community Hub

Helping at the Lighthouse Project offering practical help and support.

Middleton Central Foodbank

Helping at the foodbank, serving and supporting local people in need.

Lighthouse Money Advice Service

Helping the Lighthouse Money advice team supporting people facing debt.

Lighthouse Pantry Food Club

Helping in the Pantry, supporting families with their weekly food costs.​

All of our projects make use of volunteers who freely give their time and experience to our work. This can be done one or more times a week, for whole, or part days, to suit your availability.

Volunteering is a great way to support others. We currently have around 60 volunteers on our books and are always open to extend the range of skills that we can share with people through our volunteers, in turn this develops and expands our project capacity.

Your skills and experience might be just what we need. You could help us offer something that is missing from one of our existing projects, or you might be able to develop your own skills and interests through some of the activities that we run.

In fact our whole vision is about inspiring and encouraging people to do positive things and our work requires more and more people to participate. So, if that’s you then come and contact us, we’ll find you something to do.

The contribution that our volunteers make, through the donation of their time and skills, regularly has a value to the charity in the order of £80- £90,000 per year, so we are really appreciative of them, and we acknowledge the massive contribution that our volunteers make to our work. Without them we wouldn’t be able to do half of what we are currently offering. If you are looking to make a difference in the community you can do this with us.

You are not limited to supporting an existing project, we are also open to nurturing and developing new ideas, and ways of improving our community. 

We want to be innovative, and light of foot (not constrained by weighty structures, or  organisational bureaucracy), adapting to changing situations, and offering strategic and practical solutions to presenting needs.

If you want to get involved, or you have the seed of an idea, then we might just be the pot to plant it in, and get some help it bring it to fruition. It’s worth a conversation.

As part of our commitment to volunteering we also provide voluntary work placement opportunities for people to gain experience of the workplace. Through such placements we are able to help those who have been unemployed for some time by providing up-to-date workplace experience; this can then be added to their CV’s to demonstrate to potential employers something of their commitment to get back into employment.

We have a volunteer policy in place, and we actively encourage our volunteers to improve their skills and develop their learning whilst they are with us.

The main ways you can help us are

  • Volunteering your time, skills, or experience

    Too many people sit on the sidelines offering their latest criticism of how things will never change. Our passion is to change negative attitudes & turn them into positive action to bring about the change. Your skills or experience might be just what we need to make things happen.

  • Regular giving and financial support

    Time and time again visitors comment to us about how much our help and support has made a difference in their lives and circumstances. We see it as a bit of neighbourly help and support, but they see it as life changing. Your donations help us to keep helping people, changing our community one person at a time.

  • Donating resources or equipment

    We started our work from scratch in 2008, bouncing around ideas of how we could make a difference in the town, and how we could help, support and inspire people. We have faced many challenges since then, and still do, but now we are established we and are looking to build a firm, and longstanding, foundation of support that will sustain the work well into our future. You may be able to help us with resources, food, supplies, or equipment that we can use for the benefit of others whom we have yet to meet.

Want to take the first step

Start the journey of getting involved and working with us. You won’t regret it. 
Download one of our forms, fill it in, and get in touch. 

It could radically change your life and outlook!

Here are some ways you can get in touch

On a day-to-day basis Inspire Middleton operates out of its base in the Lighthouse Project,
which is our drop-in style Community Hub, in addition to its registered office.

  • Call Us:

    0161 643 1163

  • Email Us:

    hello@inspiremiddleton.org.uk

  • Visit Us:

    You can call into the Lighthouse Project and ask to have a look round at the many things that we offer the community.

  • Post Us:

    At S6 b/c Second Floor, Middleton Shopping Centre, Limetrees Road, Middleton, Manchester, M24 4EL

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