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: 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: 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: Emmaus Mossley
Do you have delivery experience and a good knowledge of the Tameside and Oldham area? Have you got a full clean driving license, experience driving a van and excellent people skills? We are on the...
Area: Manchester, Oldham, Stockport, Tameside

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

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
To Drive Day Patients to and from the hospice
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
To assist in the distribution centre based in Ashton Under Lyne The centre really is an Aladdin's cave and if you love working in an informal environment, are willing to get 'stuck in...
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Willow Wood Hospice
To act as a driver's mate to the van driver of the Willow Wood Hospice vehicle
Area: Tameside

Hosted by: Holy Trinity Vicarage
Creating Green & fruitful places around our two parish churches - including a meadow next to the Vicarage - ideal for a Community Allotment - producing fresh food for the needy. Please Note @:...
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Holy Trinity Vicarage
A friendly drop-In Session which is open to all. We offer a befriending service to anyone who feels they would benefit from coming along and having a chat and a cuppa. You can also choose to get...
Area: Oldham

Hosted by: Parent Gym
To deliver/present a six week parenting programme to parents of children aged 2-11 years, within a primary school setting.
Area: Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford