Volunteer roles in Mossley 2024

On Saturday 23 March, Mossley Town Team hosted ‘A Celebration Of Mossley Volunteers’ event at Emmaus. The event brought together some of the town’s voluntary groups, giving attendees the chance to find out about the wide variety of volunteer roles available.

For those who couldn’t attend, we’ve compiled a roundup of the roles available at the voluntary groups who were present. It’s safe to say that there are volunteer roles for everyone – no matter what your age, skills, knowledge, interest or availability. There are lots of personal benefits to volunteering and Mossley is a much better place thanks to the many kind people who give their time, skills and energy as volunteers.

If you want to get involved in your town but don’t want to commit to volunteering each week or month, that’s not a problem. As you can see, the majority of the organisations listed below welcome new volunteers on a flexible, ad-hoc basis – all you need to do is make that initial contact to find out more and sign up. Click on the names below to open up more info on each.


Andrew Street Pond

Do you love nature, biodiversity, gardening or landscaping? You’re welcome to join the Andrew Street Pond volunteers to help transform a neglected green space into a pond for the community and nature to enjoy. All ages and abilities are welcome to join the team who meet most Sundays between 10am and 1pm. To find out more, head down to the end of Andrew Street on a Sunday morning or contact Steve on 07484 610 506.

A Team Mossley

Are you interested in supporting autistic and neurodiverse young people and adults? A Team Mossley is a new social group looking for more volunteers to help run sessions and activities. The group meets every fortnight on Tuesday evenings, 6-8pm, at Mossley AFC. New volunteers do not need to commit to helping every fortnight and new ideas for activities are most welcome. To find out more visit their Facebook page or email [email protected]

Emmaus Mossley

Do you have van driving experience and a desire to support a local homelessness charity? Sign up to become a Volunteer Van Driver with Emmaus Mossley to help collect and deliver furniture to and from their Secondhand Superstore. The charity is looking for active people who can volunteer at least once a week. To register your interest, visit the Emmaus Mossley website or email [email protected]

Fairtrade Mossley Steering Group

Do you have a passion for Fairtrade products? Fairtrade Mossley Steering Group meets every two or three months and is looking for new members to help engage local residents, schools, groups and businesses. New volunteers are needed to help with admin, promotion, social media and Fairtrade Fortnight activities. If you’d like to get involved, please email [email protected]

Friends of Egmont Street

World you like to help develop a community garden beside the River Tame? Friends of Egmont Street are encouraging new people to get involved as volunteers. All ages are welcome and no specific skills or experience are needed, although those with knowledge of gardening, horticulture or carpentry would be of great benefit to the group. The Friends meet on Saturdays, 9am-12pm and sometimes on Sundays too. For more info or to get involved, head to their Facebook or Instagram, or check out the notice board within the garden.

Friends of Mossley Park

Do you want to help maintain and enhance Mossley Park for the community to enjoy? Register as a volunteer with Friends of Mossley Park – all ages are welcome and you don’t have to commit to volunteering every week or month, just when time permits. New volunteers are needed to help with gardening and also to help with occasional community events such as the outdoor theatre. To get involved, visit their Facebook page or meet the team most Wednesdays between 10am and 12pm.

Incredible Edible Mossley

Would you like to get involved with community gardening and food growing? Join Incredible Edible as a volunteer to help grow plants, flowers, herbs, fruit and vegetables at multiple spaces across the town. No skills and experience are required, just a passion for wanting to get growing in Mossley. Weekly sessions take place on Sunday mornings but no commitment is needed, just turn up and volunteer when you can. To get involved, visit their Facebook page or contact Mary via email or call 07947 129 391.

Let’s Piece It Together

Do you enjoy doing jigsaw puzzles? Let’s Piece It Together is a free volunteer-led group providing community members with a free jigsaw exchange. New volunteers are needed to help run monthly sessions, sort and check donations of jigsaws and help promote this free service. If you’d like to find out more or register your interest, please contact Cheryl on 07860 575 835.

Mossley AFC

Are you passionate about grass-roots football or want to give back and help out at your local football club? Mossley AFC is appealing for new volunteers covering a range of flexible roles including stewards, catering, turnstiles and event volunteers. The club is always looking for extra occasional volunteers to support the Brass Band Contest, Mossley 10K and Fireworks Display events. If you’re good with people, approachable and have personality, the club wants to hear from you. To register your interest, please email [email protected]

Mossley Civic Society

Have you got an interest in local history? Mossley Civic Society is in need of new volunteers to help out at Mossley Heritage Centre and with their social media. Ideally the Society would like volunteers to give at least two hours a week during the Centre’s opening hours – Wednesday to Friday, 2-4pm, and Saturday, 12-2pm. You don’t need to be a historian, just have an interest and willingness to learn and share. Call in and talk to the team about volunteering or visit their website or Facebook page.

Mossley Community Centre

Do you want to get involved in a thriving community centre? Mossley Community Centre on Roughtown Road has lots of roles available including event volunteers, gardening group volunteers and trustees. The centre is keen to recruit new volunteer trustees to help with development, management and governance. Trustees meet one evening a month and may also get involved in other ways such as fundraising and events. To learn more and register your interest, visit their website or Facebook page or email [email protected]

Mossley Litter Bugs

Do you hate litter and want to do something about it? Mossley Litter Bugs is looking for positive people who want to help litter-pick on a regular basis or adopt the area outside your door. All ages are welcome and this opportunity is totally flexible – fit it in when you can. If you’d like to litter-pick as part of a group, the team meets most Saturdays or Sundays for one or two hours. To find out when the next session is taking place, join their Facebook group and send a message for more info.

Mossley Luncheon Club

Mossley Action for the Elderly (MAFE) runs the Mossley Luncheon Club for residents over 60 on Tuesdays at the George Lawton Hall. Around 16 volunteers help to run these sessions with roles including the preparation, cooking and serving of food, and washing up afterwards. At present, the Club has sufficient volunteers and is at capacity with diners each week. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, please email [email protected]

Mossley Radio

Do you love music, production, DJing or podcast making? Mossley Radio is a new not-for-profit internet radio station connecting the soundscape of Mossley with a global audience. The station has lots of volunteer roles available, including hosting your own show, social media, admin and tech support – most of which can be done from your own home. To share your ideas for the station and sign up as a volunteer, contact Cathy via [email protected]

Mossley SOUP

Have you attended a Mossley SOUP event and would like to get involved as a volunteer? The team have two opportunities which may be of interest. You can register as an event volunteer on the day of each Mossley SOUP event or you can apply to join the Mossley SOUP organising group and take on one of two responsibilities. To learn more and register your interest, please email [email protected]

Mossley Town Team

Do you want to help with planting, watering, clean-ups and weeding? How about helping at one of the Town Team’s twice-yearly community markets or with publicity and fundraising? Mossley Town Team are always looking for new volunteers and all ages are welcome. The commitment needed is totally flexible and based around your availability. To find out more and sign-up contact Tony on [email protected] or speak to any member of Mossley Town Team.

Tameside Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group

Are you interested in supporting people affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis? Tameside Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group hosts monthly meetings, both in-person and online, for patients, carers, family and friends of people with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). If you would like to learn more, join their Facebook group, call 07533 802 620 or email [email protected]