Greater Manchester has many different ways you can get involved and make a real difference to our environment. From helping out in nature and our amazing places, to volunteering at your local food bank or repair cafe. There really is something for everyone. It's also a great way to learn something new, stay healthy and make new friends.
Cracking Good Food
Cracking Good Food is supported by over 100 volunteers, without whom we would not be able to deliver our Covid Emergency Food Response or our extensive programme of cookery classes, courses, workshops and demos in better times. Come and join our Cracking Good Team of volunteers.Find out more
Open Kitchen, Manchester
Does the idea of food being wasted drive you bananas?!
Then come and volunteer and help our mission to reduce food waste! There are always plenty of jobs that need doing from basic food prep to packaging meals and packing grocery bags. No experience necessary as you will always be supervised by our lovely chefs!
Volunteering with FareShare Greater Manchester is a chance to give something back, join a busy and friendly team and learn new skills. We also offer Employer Supported Volunteering. Apply to volunteer today and become a Food Hero!Find out more
Repair Café Moss Side
A Repair Café is a meeting place open to everyone, where people can bring damaged or broken items (electrical items, clothes, furniture, bikes) and have experts help to fix them for free. If you have time to help as a volunteer fixer we would love to hear from you!Find out more
Your Local Pantry
Make friends, learn skills and help the community. Without volunteers, local Pantries couldn’t open their doors. There’s lots of opportunities working in shops, managing deliveries, administration and a whole lot more. If you would like to help run a local Pantry get in touch today.Find out more
The Good Food Bag
Do you live or work in Sale West or Salford? The Good Food Bag is a meal kit service partially funded by Housing Associations providing good quality food at low cost. Contact them today to find out how you can get involved.Find out more
Family Action: Food on our Doorstep
Volunteering has been at the heart of Family Action from the start. There’s lots of ways you can give your time and make a real difference. You could help out at one of the many Food Clubs in Greater Manchester that are helping to provide families with fresh, healthy food for less.Find out more
The Wildlife Trusts
From the species-rich Irish Sea to the Great Manchester Wetlands, from our towns and cities right up to the wilds of the West Pennine Moors, we protect wild places right across Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside; providing homes for an astonishing amount of wildlife. But we couldn’t do this without your help.Find out more
Forestry Commission England
If you enjoy the outdoors, want to learn new skills, meet new people and be part of our team, why not get involved with your local forest? We have a wide range of opportunities for you to get stuck into, from practical conservation to helping out at our visitor centre.Find out more
The University of Manchester
There are lots of organisations actively looking to recruit students as volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering or finding out more please look at the organisation’s website or contact the
organisation direct with the details given.
Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation (GMCVO)
Are you a voluntary, community or social enterprise (VCSE) organisation working in Greater Manchester? By becoming a member of the GMCVO you’ll have access to the latest information, funding, advice, training and the opportunity to link with other like minded organisations. Membership is FREE.Find out more