Volunteer to help
with ‘give it don’t bin it’

We need your help to kick-start the ‘give it don’t bin it’ campaign!

Every year, the Manchester Student Partnership work together to run a series of volunteering days across April- June.

Check out the volunteering opportunities below if you are interested in helping to make the campaign even more of a success this year.

Volunteer for ‘give it don’t bin it’ 

  • Volunteer day 1: Tues 24 April at Owens Park student residences 
  • Volunteer day 2: Wed 25 April at Owens Park student residences
  • If you’re free for the full session (11am-4pm), that’ll be great. Yet if you can only spare a few hours, that’ll also be great.
VOLUNTEERING: LET’S GET POSTING (Help distribute ‘Give it’ packs)

If you’re free for full session (10am-3pm), that’ll be great. Yet if you can only spare a few hours, that’ll also be great.

How to volunteer

If you are studying at The University of Manchester, you can also volunteer to help make the Give It Don’t Bin It campaign a success this year. To find out more go to the Volunteer Hub at https://find-volunteering.manchester.ac.uk/ and search opportunities by entering Give It Don’t Bin It in the keyword search.

Students from the University of Manchester can add the time they spend volunteering on Give It Don’t Bin It, to count towards their Manchester Leadership Award.

If you are studying at Manchester Met, please contact the Environment Team by emailing [email protected] or tweet us @mmuenvironment to express your interest in volunteering on this project. The team will return your email as soon as possible.

What’s involved

LETS GET PACKING DAYS: You will help assemble 20,000 ‘Give it don’t bin it’ packs!   The packs will eventually be distributed to all the student houses and to students living in halls in Manchester.

LETS GET POSTING DAYS: You will help distribute the ‘Give it don’t bin it’ packs to student houses across a number of areas in Manchester. To ensure students get them, the packs will be hand delivered to each house by knocking on each door, telling the students living there about the campaign, how donating their unwanted goods can really help and by handing the packs to them.


By volunteering, you will help to raise awareness of this important campaign; you will have a massive and very positive impact on community relations between students and long-term residents living in south Manchester.

The ‘Give it don’t bin it’ packs will encourage students to donate their unwanted items to our charity partners the British Heart Foundation and the Manchester Central Food bank. The campaign also encourages students to recycle as much of their rubbish as possible, and contributes to a tidier, and cleaner south Manchester!