Manchester’s Night Heroes are looking for volunteers – and work alongside key organisations to provide essential care and support for anyone who has become vulnerable in the city centre.
The heroes are a trained group of volunteers, working for three different organisations based in Manchester City Centre – who are committed to ensuring everyone’s night out is as safe as possible – and this Saturday (10 March) Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Oxford Road, is hosting a drop-in session where the public can find out more about what the groups do and how to get involved.
The drop-in session, that will be held in the atrium of the hospital from 10am – 1pm , will provide a chance for people to meet volunteers from Manchester’s Night Heroes and learn more about the opportunities to get involved.
The Night Heroes work in conjunction with key organisations, such as the council and the emergency services to help people who find themselves in distress due to a variety of reasons, be it alcohol or drugs, having lost their friends or something as simple as having a flat mobile phone battery.
The volunteers work with a number of organisations including the LGBT Foundation’s Village Angels and Village Haven, Street Pastors and Safe Space, a pioneering new project which is about to open at the Manchester Royal Infirmary Emergency Department where volunteers will work alongside hospital staff to offer additional care and support to anyone suffering mental health issues, intoxication or bereavement.
uperintendent Chris Hill from Greater Manchester Police said: “We’re absolutely committed to making our city the safest place that it can possibly be – all of the activities that people can take part in, the places they can visit and the fun that can be enjoyed are all massive draws for people from across the region.
“We in the emergency services, the Council, our volunteering organisations and the people of Greater Manchester need to work together to keep everyone safe while they enjoy it, and this is the first opportunity for people to get involved. Come and join Manchester’s Night Heroes and make a difference.”
The Manchester’s Night Heroes drop-in session will take place at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital on 10 March between 10 am and 1 pm.
Volunteers need to be over 18 and will be asked to do one shift a month, they will be given full training and uniforms.