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: Oldham Street Angels
Oldham Street Angels has a drop in centre for the homeless and others in need. We need people who are caring to help with cleaning our base and/or sorting donations of food, clothes etc
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Tameside Arts Ltd
To offer support to both members and staff who are working in our community cafe. We offer a range of beverages and simple food menu. Volunteers will be required to assist in the preparation, cooking...
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Stepping Stones Services
To help develop and deliver our corporate strategic plan and realise our growth and diversification ambitions.
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: Link4Life
To provide support to the Health and Well being advisor in the Art Groups that are currently run.
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: Living well HMR - The Big Life Group
Our health trainers support people across the borough to make informed decisions and set goals around health and well being. One way we reach our communities by attending health events across the...
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: Home-Start Rochdale Borough
Do you have parenting experience? Could you support a family in their own home? We are looking for volunteers to deliver an exciting new project to support parents through the earliest stages of...
Area: Rochdale

Hosted by: Crossroads Together
You will be supporting carers in the community by attending coffee mornings, carers drop ins and carers events. There will be opportunities to organise/run coffee mornings or drop ins. You will raise...
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: Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind
To assist TOGMIND’s eco therapy project by sharing their skills and passion in growing fruit and veg to mental health service users at local allotments. Volunteer must have horticulture knowledge and...
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind
To help the delivery of wellbeing sessions across Tameside and Oldham such as: arts and crafts, creative writing, cookery, mindfulness, walk and talks, yoga etc To assist staff in setting up the...
Area: Oldham, Tameside