Help run our community shops

If you want to help us to create opportunities for the people who come to Mustard Tree, then 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:
Identify with Mustard Tree values and able to embody these.
Have a specialist skill they are willing to share – whether that is enriching what we currently offer such as different creative classes, or developing something new!
Be comfortable working independently (support is of course available from the staff team).
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 volunteering@mustardtree.org.uk 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-2pm.
If you work for a company and would like to do a volunteering day as a as a team please go to our Corporate Volunteering page.
Please follow the links below to see more information about the roles and how to apply. If you have any ideas that aren’t on our current list – please still get in touch as we’d love to hear from you.


Food Club Support

Can you support the running of Mustard Tree’s Food Club, working with customers to build up dignified, varied food parcels? Support our staff and fellow Friends Of in our Ancoats Food Club, helping people choose items, and building the parcel…

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Community Shop Support

Can you help run Mustard Tree’s Community Shop, providing quality customer service and support alongside our staff and Freedom Volunteers? Help run our furniture, clothing and bric-a-brac offer in our Ancoats Community Shop. What you’ll be doing: Role Description Supporting…

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Reception Support

Can you support the running of Mustard Tree’s Reception, providing toiletries, clothing, provisions, and further front-line support? Support Mustard Tree staff and fellow volunteers with the running of reception, and the services we provide. What you’ll be doing: Role Description…

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