March 2021: This page will no longer be updated.
Opportunites for you to give help to strengthen our communities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside this winter.
This information will be regularly updated throughout winter, so please keep visiting to check for updates.
Calling Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside community, voluntary, faith or social enterprise organisations! If you would like Action Together to share your winter needs and activities in the one stop winter online shop please click here to complete the form.
Volunteer over winter and help communities across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside
There are many ways you can help as a volunteer this winter, and our team are on hand to help connect you to local opportunities and great causes across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside.
All you need to do is register your interest here, and one of the team will be in contact.
Oldham Emergency Response Volunteering
Volunteers have been at the heart of Oldham's crisis response and we need more people to give time to get our communities through this winter. Action Together volunteers have been working at the foodbank, befriending isolated people in their communities, and speaking to people on their doorsteps about how to keep safe. This webpage has everything you need to know about the Oldham Emergency Response Volunteer roles.
Age UK - Neighbourly Volunteering
In these challenging times, lots of people have been asking us how they can support older people who are staying at home. The services delivered by Age UK Oldham typically require an application and training process that can take several weeks to complete. In order to best support those older people who may be in need of some simple assistance immediately, we want to encourage you to take part in neighbourly volunteering. Age UK have put together a simple training video and produced postcards you can complete to offer help and to provide some key information to your older neighbours click here
If you have an old working laptop lying around, get it to us and we'll wipe it, fill it with free softeware and get it distributed.
Oldham Foodbank wants to make sure that no one in our local community has to go hungry, but it needs your help to make this happen. Click here to give a gift of financial support, time, business partnership and food which can make a real difference.
Action Together's 'Winter Support in Rochdale' is a one stop shop for people looking to give something back to their local community and for people looking to get help. It includes a volunteer ‘Street Ambassadors’ recruitment drive, a call out for supplies and technology to be donated and information of voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations delivering support to local people.
Through Winter in Rochdale, Action Together is working closely with the Digital Tech Library partners to provide digital equipment to people in the Rochdale Borough to help reduce digital poverty and promote digital inclusion for all. If you would like to donate no longer used digital equipment including laptops, mobile phones, tablets and games consoles, please get in touch with Action Together by calling 0161 339 2345 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick up of the equipment.
Click here to donate to the Winter in Rochdale – Digital Equipment via the JustGiving page.
Businesses Supporting Food Charities
Click here to find out how you can you offer time or donations to the Community Warehouse.
Seasonal Gift Appeal - Awakening Minds
For new, unwrapped gift donations for adults and children who may not otherwise receive gifts this year. Click here for gift list. Drop off by 22 December at 224 Ashfield Road, Rochdale, OL11 1QH. Call Nasrine on 0786 604 7642.
Tameside Toy Appeal
Christmas will be very difficult time this year for many families in Tameside, particularly those living in poverty. In response to these unprecedented times our Tameside Toy Appeal is needed more than ever, and we hope with your support we will still be able to provide children and young people in need with a small gift this year. Click here to find out how you can donate toys or to the JustGiving page or volunteer.
Tameside Food Bank Donations
Since the beginning of the pandemic, more people are living in food poverty and sadly Food banks are seeing a steady increase of local people accessing their services for the first time. Food banks need your help, with donations (money & food), see below ways you can support your local foodbank.
Hyde, Hattersely, Longdendale: Tameside South Longdendale Food Bank
Ashton-under-Lyne, Stalybridge, Dukinfield: Tameside East Food Bank
Stalybridge: Barty's Food Bank
Acres Lane, Stalybridge, SK15 2JR
Donate in person Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 9am - 12pm money/toys (new) and food
Mossley Youth Base, The Rowans, Mossley, OL5 9DR
Donate in person on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 9am - 12pm money/toys (new) and food
Droylsden and Audenshaw: Droylsden and District Food Bank
Denton: Haughton Green Food Bank
St Marys Rectory, Meadow Lane, Denton, M34 7GD
Donate in person on Monday, Tuesday and Friday 2pm - 4pm