next step

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FROM inexperience to volunteering

Many of our clients have struggled to find value in the community they live in, they need to find opportunities to show their worth. Through our NEXT STEP programme, we provide a safe and encouraging setting to volunteer and become part of our Oasis team.

  • MENTORING AND SUPPORT – A tailor-made programme which helps clients to reach their full potential through 1-2-1 support, training, team building, and self-esteem workshops. It aims to promote self-worth, develop motivation and aspirations and encourage independence, all of which are important factors in obtaining employment.
  • VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES - clients are given the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for a functional lifestyle and successful employment. We introduce them to being part of a team and bringing additional knowledge, skills and experience in retail and undertaking a wide range of roles customer care.


The NEXT STEP programme is co-ordinated by Val Clarke. Val has over 20 years’ experience in shop management and mentoring.  She first started working at the Oasis Centre as a volunteer, helping to run our free cafe.

"It's a joy to be working with loving, friendly people and  knowing that God is at work in what we do and through the centre he is changing people's lives." Val Clarke Next Step Coordinator

The NEXT STEP catering programme is co-ordinated by Esther Webb. Esther made Manchester her home in 2006 and has experience working in cafes and as a 1-2-1 counsellor and mentor. 

"It is such a privilege to be a part of the Oasis family. There is joy and laughter every day and I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve in a charity whose heartbeat is to demonstrate God's love and compassion to those in need." - Esther Webb

join the oasis community today!