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

You can also help local charities to help others by making a donation. Action Together is raising money for the emergency community response to coronavirus. Make a donation at https://www.actiontogether.org.uk/donate


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: FoodCycle
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Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Read Easy Uk
You will play a significant role in supporting adults to learn to read by receiving referrals for Readers and interviewing potential Reading Coaches.
Area: Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside

Hosted by: Read Easy Uk
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Area: Oldham

Hosted by: ADR Mediation & Training CIC
To help improve lives through encouraging communication and developing a better understanding between those in dispute and assist in resolving conflicts and empower people to deal with future issues.
Area: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Wigan & Leigh

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
To work as part of the fundraising team that helps Willow Wood Hospice raise much needed funds. You will be working as part of a team which includes the Head of Income Generation, fundraisers and the...
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: OAK Community Development
To mentor families who will benefit from the Empower to Achieve (E2A) project. To fulfil the role of ‘case workers’ for each family in developing skills to raise achievement and aspirations.
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
Working within the Day Services at the Hospice which is very varied , and will involve meeting lots of different people from all walks of life.
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Finding Rainbows
Finding Rainbows are looking for an enthusiastic individual who would be passionate about the work we do and help to push our organisation following within our community. This person would need to be...
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
To open collecting cans and small change boxes and use a coin sorter.
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Women and Their Families Centre
To provide wellbeing checks to our service users by telephone and communicate these updates to staff members. Opportunity to also assist staff members with facilitating virtual support groups to our...
Area: Tameside