Giving your time

Become a Friend of Mustard Tree volunteer

Do you have a skill or hobby you’d like to share with our Freedom Volunteers? Becoming a Friend of Mustard Tree may just be the thing for you!

Our criteria for someone to become a Friend of Mustard Tree is that they must:

  • Identify with Mustard Tree values and able to embody these.
  • Have a specialist skill that could help to deliver our services or to develop services we do not currently offer.
  • Be able to plan and deliver the proposed service or activity independently, with support and supervision.
  • Be able to commit to regularly volunteering with us, for a minimum time-period of 10 weeks.
  • Desireable: experience of working with vulnerable adults.

If this sounds like you, please get in touch using our Friend Of MT Application Form and contact so that we can find out a bit more about you, your skills, and interests. Please note that we currently only run new sessions Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm.

If you are hoping to volunteer one-off as a team or are looking for the opportunity to use your charity volunteering days at work, please contact our Corporate Partnerships Manager, Sophie Appleton (

Latest volunteering opportunities!

We’re recruiting for ‘Friends of Mustard Tree’ volunteers for eight different roles ranging from helping in our shops in Ancoats and Eccles, Friday night Soup run or supporting our Job Club and creative arts classes. Please follow the links below to see more information about the roles and how to apply.

Could you help support people in our Community Shop on Saturdays? (ANCOATS)

Help to run our ECCLES community shop on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays!

Have experience of job searching? Passionate about empowering people to get back into work? Mustard Tree needs you! (ANCOATS – Tues & Fri AM)

Comfortable on the telephone? Got some office experience? Mustard Tree ANCOATS needs you!

Be a part of our Soup Run team on Friday nights!

Love a good sing-along? Come help to run our ANCOATS Song Club on Friday afternoons!

Could you share your guitar-playing abilities and help to run our Guitar Lessons on Monday afternoons in ANCOATS?

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