Volunteering

Volunteers on Tour: the Church of the Holy Name

It’s a long way theologically, but only a short walk geographically, from Elizabeth Gaskell’s House to the Church of the Holy Name on Oxford Road. A group of 10 volunteers, with staff member Dympna made a visit recently to this large Roman...

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Receiving our Queens Award

Last Wednesday, 28th August, I was one of eight from Elizabeth Gaskell's House, who, along with Sally, our manager, represented our many volunteers at a ceremony in Gorton Monastery, to receive our Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. We arrived at 10.15am and...

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The NEW EGH Under 25s Volunteer Group

We are a group of young volunteers (aged 18-25)  at the Elizabeth Gaskell House who have recently set up an under 25s group which will aim to recruit more young people as volunteers for the House, as well as encourage them to...

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Old books: New Skills for the volunteers

At Elizabeth Gaskell’s House we have quite a collection of old books. Our oldest date back to the  17th & 18th Century, most are 19th Century. The collection was begun through purchases during the restoration of the house and has been supplemented...

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Work Placement from Wright Robinson

As a current student in Year 10, I successfully engaged myself on work experience at the Elizabeth Gaskell House from the 17/07/2019 till the 23/07/2019.Throughout this working session, I would say that I have enjoyed working at Elizabeth Gaskell House and helping...

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