Community and Voluntary Organisations


Community and Voluntary Organisations

As well as running my own business I am a volunteer and Chairman for Santos AFC. This group has been created for other Oldham based Voluntary and Community Organisations to promote their activities and for Oldham businesses to join who are interested in supporting worthwhile causes. 

Location: Royton, Oldham
Members: 16
Latest Activity: May 29, 2016

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What would be your advice on how to recruit volunteers? 6 Replies

Like a lot of other community organisations, Santos AFC are always looking for volunteers for a variety of tasks, I think when people look at a Football Club they only see opportunities for Coaching…Continue

Tags: recruitment, community, volunteer

Started by Ian Dunkerley (Moderator). Last reply by Sarah Lockwood Jun 3, 2013.

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Comment by Ian Dunkerley (Moderator) on March 29, 2014 at 5:32pm

Santos AFC are holding our annual Race Night on Thursday 17th April at The Greyhound Inn in Royton, all welcome. If you know anybody that may be interested in sponsoring a race then please let me know, thanks Ian

Comment by Christopher Madeley on May 30, 2013 at 9:55am

Hello I am involved with Lifesaving in Manchester, I am the area co-ordinator for lifesaving activities.

We offer short courses for example save a babies life a two hour course in dealing with babies who stop breathing or are choking, (£10.00 donation).

I also run first aid courses for the vol sector at discount price of £25.00 per person min of 10 per course on your premises.

We teach Pool Lifeguards, Beach Lifeguards, Rookie Lifesaving.

Comment by Ian Dunkerley (Moderator) on May 15, 2013 at 9:08am

On Saturday 25th May Santos are holding an Open Day at our new home, The Oldham Academy North, on Broadway in Royton. This is a free event and will start at 11am and aiming to finish around 12.30pm. The event will be run by our qualified coaches and there will be a special appearance from Chaddy Owl, so aimed at making it a really fun session.

The event is open to any children aged from 4 to 7 years of age and I hope you can make it. If you know anybody else who may be interested then please mention it to them, the more the merrier.

If you have any questions then contact me, Ian Dunkerley, on 07787 114 658 or

Thanks and Regards

Comment by Julie Crowley on December 13, 2012 at 10:58pm

If anyone is interested in volunteering there are various job clubs around the area to help with, esp business people for interview practice, advice and guidance, CV help etc.  I volunteer (less than I'd like at the moment) with Saddleworth & Lees Job Club.  Re 'flexible volunteering' - isn't that what volunteering is, flexible when it suits rather than the current expectation, I feel, of people having commitment to it.    Volunteering is about fitting in with needs yes, but hence the need for effective management of volunteers not leaving them to cover it, which can happen at times, perhaps, with the aim of the Big Society too?

Comment by Ian Dunkerley (Moderator) on December 13, 2012 at 8:41pm

Flexible Volunteering, an interesting Blog from ivo

Comment by Ian Dunkerley (Moderator) on October 1, 2012 at 9:04pm

Arranged a Comedy Night in Royton this Thursday night to raise money for Santos Junior Football Club at Royton Cricket Club, see for more information

Comment by Ian Dunkerley (Moderator) on March 16, 2012 at 9:06am

Hi Guy,

Thanks for that.

No kids so you will have to find some kind hearted sole to mind them.

Our fundraiser Martin Green will be in touch with regard payment and advert.

Thanks again


Comment by Guy Sedgwick on March 16, 2012 at 8:43am



Put me down for a race. Are kids going or do I need to find a shepherd to look after all my kids?

Comment by Ian Dunkerley (Moderator) on March 16, 2012 at 7:51am

Hi Sam,

Thanks for the support it is really appreciated.

You will be contacted by our Fundraiser for further details.

There are still 3 races left to sponsor.

Kind Regards


Comment by Samantha Mahon on March 16, 2012 at 7:34am

Hi Ian


PJR Windows, Doors and Conservatories will happily sponsor a race for Santos Soccer School

Look forward to hearing from you.





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What would be your advice on how to recruit volunteers? 6 Replies

Started by Ian Dunkerley (Moderator). Last reply by Sarah Lockwood Jun 3, 2013.


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