Volunteering at Northern Roots

Urban Farm and Environmental Volunteering – autumn 2023

Do you enjoy meeting new people and being outdoors? Interested in learning new skills? Making a difference where you live? We’re looking for a small number of committed volunteers to join us in October. You could help with conservation activities, such as habitat creation and habitat maintenance in the woodland, or get involved with creating growing space, composting, planting and harvesting in our Urban Farm.

Our team of Northern Roots staff and existing volunteers are a friendly and inclusive group, so you’ll get a warm welcome. If you’re happy to be outdoors in any weather, and would like to contribute to the development of the Northern Roots project, we’d love to hear from you.


Volunteering information

Location: Northern Roots, Kings Road, Oldham, OL8 2BJ

Duration: The volunteer hours for this role are: 3 hours per week, Thursdays 10.00am – 1pm for 8 weeks.

Start/end date: The programme starts on Thursday 5th October 2023 and finishes on Thursday 23rd November 2023

Lead: Georgia Forsyth, Urban Farm & Landscape Manager, Northern Roots

Apply to volunteer at Northern Roots

To apply for volunteering at Northern Roots: please read the Role Description, complete the Expression of Interest form, and return to us at info@northern-roots.uk

Urban Farm & Environmental VOLUNTEER Role Description (Northern Roots)

Urban Farm & Environmental VOLUNTEERING EOI FORM (Northern Roots)

Closing date for applications: Friday 29th September 2023

Where is Northern Roots?

Northern Roots is fifteen minutes on foot from Oldham town centre. The 160-acre site stretches from Alexandra Park in the north, past Park Bridge Heritage Centre, to Bankfield Clough in the south, where it looks out onto the foothills of the Peak District. It is bordered by the communities of  Glodwick, Fitton Hill, Hathershaw, Alt, Park Bridge and Bardsley.



Volunteers, Northern Roots, Oldham
Volunteers at Northern Roots, Oldham.