Feel Good Family Picnics

Opportunity for volunteers in Heywood, Middleton, Pennines and Rochdale to join the Feel Good Family Picnic team. The ‘Feel Good Family Picnic’ is the second year of exciting summer event for 2024 produced by Rochdale Borough Council from 30th July – 2nd August, taking place in each of the townships (Heywood, Middleton, Pennines and Rochdale). During the first week of the school holidays, communities will be able to attend, free of charge, to experience a broad range of activities, workshops and performances from both local and national organisations, all underpinned with the theme of JOY. Feel Good Family Picnic aims to be a fun and joyful experience, which will enable attendees from each of the townships to experience and connect with the natural environment, alongside new creative experiences, taking part in workshops or learning new skills. The picnics are aimed at bringing local communities together to enjoy their local nature spot in a new way - and all for free! The picnic dates and locations are: 30 July Broadfield Park, Rochdale 12:00 – 16:00 31 July Limefield Playing Fields, Middleton 12:00 – 16:00 1 August Hare Hill Park, Pennines 12:00 – 16:00 2 August Queens Park, Heywood 12:00 – 16:00 Opportunity: As part of the event, there will be a marketplace where local organisations will share their projects, initiatives or schemes to enable the community to feel better connected to opportunities. There will also be a Storytelling Tent, a Music Tent, a Workshop Tent and an outdoor area with sports and a performance. The Storytelling Tent and Music Tent will have a range of short performances from comedy stories to drumming! The Workshop Tent will be full of opportunities for people to learn new skills - maybe some Bollywood dancing or a new martial art! Outside of the tents, there will also be a chance for the public to try out a variety of sports, and on top of all of that - there will be a fun performance full of comedy, circus tricks and audience interaction.
Start date: 30th July 2024
End date: 2nd August 2024
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

As a volunteer, tasks will include providing information for those attending the picnic about what is going on and what they can get involved with as well as answering any questions they may have, artist support for the contributors at the picnics, and meet and greet to make sure everyone gets set up and settled in for the event. Volunteers will also help local organisations who may need some support to set up and get ready for the public. You can sign up to volunteer for one date or multiple dates - it’s completely up to you.


There will be an induction session for all volunteers a week before the event begins. Date to be confirmed.
There will be a briefing each day at 11.00am which all volunteers attending that day would need to be present for. The briefing will include an overview of the site and set up for the day, the timings of the events and which organisations and contributors will be attending that day. Each day will end with a de-brief at 4.30pm.
Refreshments will be provided for volunteers over the course of the day for all volunteers.

Areas of Interest: Art, Children, Community, Craft, Drama, Event, Families, Festivals, Performance, Public events
Opportunity suitable for: 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Administration, Customer Services, Lending a helping hand, Outdoors, Stewarding
Skills gained in this role: Talking to others
DBS Check Required: No

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Rochdale Development Agency