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: Making Space
Oldham Memory Service support people living with memory loss or dementia and their carers. We run groups in different community venues across Oldham where people get involved in fun activities; meet...
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Making Space
Are you interested in mental health? are you passionate about helping people? Making Space run group activity sessions every week to people who are living with dementia. We are looking for volunteers...
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Making Space
We have a lot of people that come to our groups that would benefit from some extra support. You will be helping people to feel more connected to other people and for people that are living with...
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Action Together
Can you help improve health and social care services in Tameside? Do you want to guide the work of Healthwatch? If so, Healthwatch Tameside wants to hear from you! Healthwatch Tameside (HWT) provides...
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Digging for Health at The Hub, Alexandra Park
Want to learn new or refresh old skills? We hold community drop-in sessions, every week. All are welcome. Tasks to suit all, including hands-on practical garden based activities, indoor or out, that...
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Finding Rainbows
Finding Rainbows are a local bereavement support group in Tameside. Primarily we support individuals and families who have suffered the loss of a child. We are looking for Volunteer Event Organisers...
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Age UK Oldham
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills, and support the work we do in the community. Age uk have 11 charity shops in the Oldham area.
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: North Tameside District Scout Council (NTDSC)
SASSY is a support group for Leaders, Helpers and Supporters that are members of Scouting they organise social events for Volunteers and their partners.
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Dr Kershaw's Hospice
This volunteer role supports the operation of our shops, with the purpose of maximising sales, profitability and the positive perception of Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Our shop volunteers tell us they...
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: WIFI North West (Wellbeing improvement fitness initiative)
Health and Wellbeing consultant working in a community setting promoting healthy eating workshops and gardening workshops with families, children in local schools.
Area: Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale