Welcome to Action Together’s Volunteer Centre

We offer support, information and guidance to Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside residents on a wide range of volunteering opportunities.

We are a volunteer brokerage service that helps organisations in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside find volunteers. You can find local volunteering opportunities from hundreds of organisations on this page.


People all across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside give their time freely to help others and make their communities a better place. In light of the Coronavirus pandemic, that support is needed even more, and lots of people want to find ways they can help. You can register for formal volunteering on this page.

There are a number of ways you can help as an individual:


You do not need to register with Action Together if you are interested in local community volunteering, such as shopping for a neighbour.

Visit our Mutual Aid page for advice and information on setting up and volunteering for a mutual aid group: https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/mutual-aid

If you are assisting someone who is self-isolated, please remember to follow the necessary social distancing precautions. The government have produced guidance on How To Help Safely: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safel...

You can also help local charities to help others by making a donation. Visit our dedicated coronavirus page for information on how to support local charities: https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/covid-19#Donating


We are working with local councils, local charities, voluntary and community groups planning ahead for the needs of communities over the coming weeks and months.

We encourage you to register your interest in the form below and as the need for more volunteers grows we will be in touch with you to match you with an opportunity to help.

If you are a group looking for volunteers, information or advice please visit our coronavirus page: https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/covid-19

PLEASE NOTE: We are currently under increased demand for voluntary services and will contact you as soon as we have an appropriate volunteering opportunity available. You do not need to contact us for updates as we will contact you. You do not need to register if you are interested in local community volunteering/mutual aid (eg shopping for a neighbour).

For non-Coronavirus response volunteering opportunities:

Please search volunteer opportunities below. Alternatively telephone us on 0161 339 2345 for a chat and to make a confidential, informal appointment with one of our advisors.

If you already have a volunteer account, login here.

Is your voluntary, community, faith or social enterprise organisation an Action Together member, register here to upload your volunteering roles.

Would your Oldham, Rochdale or Tameside organisation like to become an Action Together member? Register here.

Hosted by: Henshaws
Work closely with the Chair of the Co-production Steering Group and administrative staff.
Area: Manchester

Hosted by: Petrus Community
To assist in the general smooth running of the community store which helps Petrus to support people experiencing homelessness in the local area
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: People's Dispensary for Sick Animals
Volunteer at the PDSA Shop in Ashton
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Transport For Sick Children
To drive sick children to hospital and clinic appointments
Area: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan & Leigh

Hosted by: HMR Circle and the Volunteer Drivers Service
To take phone calls from members and arrange transport throughout the Rochdale Borough
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: HMR Circle and the Volunteer Drivers Service
Drive people who cannot use public transport to a destination and return journey if needed
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: Crossroads Together
You will be supporting Carers in the community by attending coffee mornings; Carers drop ins and also Carers events. There will be opportunities to organize/run a coffee morning or drop in. You will...
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: Crossroads Together
To assist in the running of Crossroads Community Café working alongside staff, preparing and selling food and beverages to customers. There will be opportunities to support the community in the café...
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: The Sanctuary Trust
Real Change Rochdale is looking for volunteers who can use their networks in the borough to get the word out about how people can contribute to tackling homelessness in our communities.
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: Ancora Project
Are you passionate about helping people in need? The Ancora Project is a collaboration set up between KeyRing, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) and Oldham Foodbank. The project commenced on 1st...
Area: Oldham