Get involved!

Manchester Social Centre is about bringing people power back to the city. There is no board of directors or business jargon, we just want a space in the city where you’re not expected to spend to participate. You can get involved by volunteering in the space or by getting involved with organising by joining a working group.

As a non-profit organisation we depend upon the work of volunteers and willing contributors who share our vision. There are many tasks that need undertaking to keep Subrosa going, but by getting involved, you will be joining a network of people passionate about the community and the values of mutual aid and autonomy.


Subrosa is run entirely by volunteers, if you are interested in helping out in the space and doing a shift behind the counter please get in touch! You don’t need any special skills – helping out can be a great way to learn new things (in particular about vegan cakes!) & meet new people. If you are interested please fill in our volunteer form  or email us your name, contact details and availability to volunteers[at],


Working Groups

Have a look at the list of working groups below  – we’d love to have you involved.


Cooking, volunteering, cleaning up, menu planning. That’s what this group is for. kitchen[at]


Get in touch it you want to help with booking in all the exciting workshops and events which will take place at the social centre!  events[at]


If you have experience with finance forecasts, or know your way around a spreadsheet, we need your skills!


DIY and Interior Design, keeping the social centre looking lovely.


The space is entirely volunteer run with no paid staff, this group is about getting people involved to help run the space and making sure we have all the info & training ready for new volunteers! Please also get in touch with us if you are interested in volunteering in the space. volunteers[at]

Books & Computers

We have a bookshelf & a computer. Resource centre with a mini radical library & open source software. Get in touch if you are interested in helping out with this!

Dynamic Details

We need to prove that we comply with all sorts of rules and regulations such as fire risk assessments, health and safety policy, food hygiene. If this sounds like your cup of tea, get in touch!


If there isn’t anything on this list you fancy, but you still want to do something, please email manchestersocialcentre[at] to find out how you can get involved.