Volunteering and ways to help

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From volunteering, through donations of goods and services, to partnering with us on initiatives, there are various ways you can help.

Adullam is extremely grateful to the people who volunteer with us or support in other ways; they help people in need, they bring skills we don’t have in-house and provide a sustainable source of support for residents and service users who no longer qualify for statutory interventions but do need help to maintain their independence.

Different individuals and organisations have different amounts of time, money and resources available to give to others. The ways in which you can help Adullam’s projects are just as varied. They include:

  • Volunteering – from the occasional half hour to a regular weekly or monthly spot, there’s always something to help with
  • Donating goods – from leftover store stock to ends of lines, they’re all welcome
  • Loaning equipment – garden items such as hedge cutters, only used occasionally and so not something projects can afford to invest in
  • Passing on leftover and unwanted items – leftover holiday sun cream, old umbrellas that will protect from sun and rain, are great examples.

Scientific research has shown that helping others is good for you as well as them. In a 2006 US study, Jorge Moll and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health found that when people give to charities, it activates regions of the brain associated with pleasure, social connection, and trust, creating a “warm glow” effect.

Volunteering connects you with other people, can lead to learning new skills, gets you active, and can take you to new places. We have all kinds of volunteering opportunities here at Adullam, so if you are interested in finding out more, please send us a message.


Not at all! Volunteers can be involved in workshops, learning sessions, admin tasks, trips out, gardening, whatever skills you have will be useful.

Yes please! It will make sure there is someone available to accept it and store it in an appropriate place. Contact details are on the How to access our services page.

Yes you can, We can advise you what a donation will cover; so, for example, £10 will pay for ….
Financial contributions should be made by cheque where possible.

Volunteering has definitely added to my skills. I have learned to use different computer systems and feel more confident speaking to different people. It’s a good way to give back to the community. I enjoy being around people and having different people to talk to. It’s a positive environment.

Tameside volunteer Risha