Take Part


Get involved in the arts and volunteer with Oldham Council’s new volunteer maker service!

Oldham Council is now making it even easier for everyone to volunteer with Oldham’s arts, heritage, libraries and music services.

‘Take Part’ is an online space that makes it easy to see what opportunities are on offer for anyone interested in getting involved with arts events or activities in Oldham.

Whether you have a minute, a couple of hours, or if you’re looking for a more regular volunteering role, there’s something to suit everyone.


The volunteering opportunities available will be posted as ‘challenges’ and you can ‘complete’ them when it suits you. The challenges can be as easy as tweeting or sharing ideas on social media, taking part in some history research, or helping at one of our many events such as the Illuminate Festival or one of our many exciting performances and concerts.

Challenges will be updated regularly so if something doesn’t take your fancy right away be sure to re-visit and get involved with something else.

The website is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and get valuable experience for developing a career in music, heritage, libraries or arts.


Leader of Oldham Council and Cabinet Member for Economy and Enterprise, Councillor Sean Fielding, said:

“We’re always looking for people to get involved in our activities and our ‘Take Part’ website makes it even easier for people to do just that.”

“I have volunteered in Oldham at various events and I have to say I loved getting stuck in and meeting like-minded people from Oldham.

“We know volunteering can often be looked at as time consuming, but this website proves that you don’t have to commit a huge amount of time to get involved. It could be as simple as helping at a town centre event for a few hours or engaging with the services on social media.”

“Oldham has always been a place full of culture and creativity and our arts, library, theatre and music services have been delivering top class events and performances for as long as I can remember.

“And with the addition of the new OMA building set to open in late 2021, we’re excited to see what the future holds for Oldham’s cultural and arts programme.”


To sign up to be an Oldham ‘Take Part’ volunteer maker just click here