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Here at Go Volunteer we want to help you find the perfect volunteering opportunity. you want to develop skills in an area relevant to your chosen career; work on your personal development or just lend a helping hand in the local community, we’re here to help you get started. We manage our own community projects, including N.E.S.T; Stu Brew; Study Support; Art into Schools; It on the Move and many, many more. We also work with over 150 charities, schools, community and voluntary groups to offer a diverse range of opportunities. NOTE: NOT compatible with Career Development Module

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  • St John Ambulance (Newcastle LINKS) - Event First Aider

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Newcastle LINKS is the Newcastle University first aid society as well as a unit of St John Ambulance. As a member of the society, you can apply to become an event first aider with our St. John Ambulance unit. As an event first aider, you’ll provide first aid care to people in need at public events. This volunteer role can see you at a range of events from school sports days to professional football matches, music festivals and big sporting events such as the London Marathon. You don’t need any previous first aid experience to become a first aider – the Newcastle LINKS society and St John Ambulance will give you all the training you need. From dealing with fractures and burns to learning how to look after someone who’s unresponsive, your training will give you the confidence to do the right thing when it really counts. Learning first aid skills could be one of the most valuable things you ever do. This is an incredible opportunity to build your CV, get involved in a team that makes a genuine difference to our community and learn life saving skills for that moment when you need it most.

    • Area of InterestHealth and Social Care, Local Community, Representation, Training
    • Volunteering TypeOn-Going Projects, One-Off Projects
  • St John Ambulance (Newcastle LINKS) - First Aid Community Advocate

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Newcastle LINKS is the Newcastle University first aid society as well as a unit of St John Ambulance. As a member of the society, you can apply to become an ‘first aid community advocate’ with our St. John Ambulance unit. As a St John Ambulance Community Advocate, your will be raising awareness of the importance of first aid within your local area by delivering first aid workshops at community centres, local events and groups. We’ll give you all the training and support you need to help inspire others to acquire first aid skills. No previous experience in first aid is required. Learning first aid skills could be one of the most valuable things you ever do. This is an incredible opportunity to build your CV, get involved in a team that makes a genuine difference to our community and learn life saving skills for that moment when you need it most.

    • Area of InterestEvents, Health and Social Care, Media and Marketing, Training
    • Volunteering TypeOn-Going Projects, One-Off Projects
  • N.E.S.T

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Aug 2020.

    North East Solidarity and Teaching (N.E.S.T) is a Newcastle University Students Union (NUSU) student-run volunteer project (managed by Go Volunteer) which offers amongst other things free English lessons to the refugee community in the region. Through the delivery of these lessons, refugees improve their written and verbal communication skills enabling them to gain necessary language qualifications required to gain employment in the UK. Boosting their confidence empowers them to integrate themselves into the local community, reducing the stigma and prejudice from existing residents. There are 6 strands to the project and activities take place almost everyday of the week. This is Go Volunteers largest project with more than 300 students volunteering on it last year. It is also one of the easiest to get involved with.

    • Area of InterestEducation, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, International and Languages, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeOn-Going Projects
  • PALS Project

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The PALS project was set up by the school of psychology to help try and ease the transition of pupils from school to university consisting of several interactive presentations which served to boost student’s mental resilience. Increased mental resilience is often seen to lower levels of anxiety and increase low mood. Since these first sessions the programme has been developed to boost the resilience of year 12 students irrespective of whether they will be going to university or not. The project now consists of 3 sperate 1 hour presentations (resilience skills, resilience in learning and resilience in every day life) which are usually delivered in a 3 hour slot to groups of around 40 year 12 students. The main bulk of this role would be in the delivery of these sessions as part of a small group to year 12/13 students (and potentially university students) across the north east. This role may also involve the helping of developing new ideas and concepts for the sessions to improve them and address them to different groups of students. For this role applicants need to have • A high level of interpersonal skills to engage with the students • Ability to communicate well with others in a team • The ability to think critically about information presented and to evaluate its usefulness

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Education, Health and Social Care, Mental Health
    • Volunteering TypeOn-Going Projects
  • Newcastle Food Co-op Volunteer

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Newcastle Food Co-op is a not-for-profit, volunteer-run stall selling nutritious, affordable, vegetarian food on Newcastle University Campus. Our aim is to help students realise that healthy eating doesn't need to be expensive or complicated. We order the food from Suma, an ethical wholesaler, and members get to make personal orders. We also have bi-weekly meetings and 'Pot Luck Meals' where everyone brings along a dish based on a specific theme and we have a meal together. As we are a co-operative, every member has an equal say in decision making. We have a variety of interesting volunteer roles available and are always looking for new ideas on how we can improve.

    • Area of InterestCampaigning, Health and Social Care, Local Community
    • Volunteering TypeOn-Going Projects, One-Off Projects
  • Stu Brew

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2018 and 30 Apr 2020.

    Stu Brew is Europe's first ever student-run microbrewery, and we're really proud of it. The brewery runs as a social enterprise managed by students from Newcastle University, delivering a clear sustainability message to the student community and the wider public, as well as keeping the union stocked up on decent booze. Stu Brew has its own society which not surprisingly is one of the fastest growing at the university, the beer tasting sessions have been particularly popular.... You can be involved in every aspect of the business, from label design to sourcing great hops, and from online promotion to bottling up the finished product. Contact us for further info on individual roles.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation
  • Team Kenya

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Team Kenya is a Newcastle-based charity, operating in Ndhiwa, a rural area in western Kenya. We involve entire communities in Western Kenya in gender equality, so that girls and women in rural Kenya can create their own bright futures. We work with local primary schools, and the whole community that surrounds them to tackle the barriers that prevent girls from accessing quality education. We do this by working towards our three key priorities: 1. Girls Education - Girls gain access to and attain a good quality education and have relevant skills and knowledge to fully participate in economic social and cultural life. 2. Economic Empowerment and Food Security - Families have improved food security and develop sustainable economic enterprises to support girls. 3. Girls Equality and Safety - Girls and young women are equal and respected members of society who are safe at home, in school and in their community. Our work focuses on girls and women, as they are particularly marginalised in the communities we work with. Fewer than 15.7% of girls continue into secondary education, 32% of girls experience sexual violence and 57% physical violence. We are looking for energetic and motivated people to join our team of passionate volunteers. We have volunteering opportunities through our society at Newcastle University, who organise fundraising and awareness events to enable our work to reach more people. We also have volunteering opportunities at our office in the centre of Newcastle, where you will complete tasks relating to project management, fundraising administration or marketing and communications! We also offer opportunities to travel to Kenya in order to see the impact that you volunteering has had, or to take part in one of our incredible overseas challenge events (climbing Mount Kenya or cycling alongside giraffe and elephants).

    • Area of InterestEvents, Fundraising, International and Languages, Media and Marketing
  • Study Support Group

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    This year we're running an exciting new project working with a secondary school in Gateshead, where student volunteers visit once a week and give one to one study support to children at the school. Perfect for those with a passion for teaching, the children will either be studying for their GCSE's or A-Levels and volunteers will be matched up depending on their own degree/A-Level subject. We are particularly keen to hear from students who have studied mathematics to a high level. The project will take place in a classroom so volunteers will gain realistic teaching experience, and they'll spend the session giving one to one study support to the children. The children and school will provide the learning materials - no need to bring your own.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Education, Local Community, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
  • Junk Music

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    In this new project, student volunteers work with children (some of whom will have a disability) at a local community centre and help them to make musical instruments out of regular everyday items which would otherwise be thrown away. The project will run for approximately 8 weeks, and end with a musical performance by the group using the instruments they have made. Volunteers are needed to help run the sessions which will be led by an expert facilitator. The sessions will be very hands on and interactive and must also be fun as well.

    • Area of InterestArts, Music and Culture, Children and Young People, Disability, Education
  • Nightline

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Oct 2020.

    Nightline is our confidential and anonymous support service run by students for the benefit of students. Lines are open from 8pm – 8am every night during term time. Need someone to talk to about any issues or upsets, from missed deadlines to mental health struggles? Nightline is a safe place to talk about all your troubles or just a friendly ear to listen. Our team of sensitive and proactive student volunteers help the wider student community by managing Nightline. As a Nightline volunteer, you will develop active listening skills, empathy, patience and gain a greater insight into student welfare. For those of you who enjoy and thrive in this environment, you get the chance to apply for a committee position at the end of the year. This position is extremely rewarding as well as providing great experience which will really enhance any CV!

    • Area of InterestHomelessness and Vulnerable People, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
  • Cockle Park Farm

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Oct 2020.

    Go Volunteer has its very own site at bonny Cockle Park Farm near Morpeth, a haven for fresh fruit, fresh veg and fresh air. As well as giving produce to volunteers, we also take donations for produce at the Students' Union, with any profits going back into the project, to buy new seeds and tools. Volunteers have the opportunity to escape city life, learn about growing and marketing fresh produce, managing a market garden and crop rotation. This year we will be doing more on our Rooftop Garden on campus however we will still be growing soft fruits and hops at the farm and will need help several times over the year.

    • Area of InterestHealth and Social Care, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation
  • Ruperts Wood

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Oct 2020.

    For over 20 years, Go Volunteer has enjoyed a close link with Rupert’s Wood in Otterburn, welcoming thousands of volunteers, children, and vulnerable adults to learn how to care for the natural world. We’ve aimed to create a safe and accessible place where children and young people can explore and discover trees, bugs and themselves through play, guided investigation and conservation. Get involved with the city’s youngsters and help to create a fun and educational experience. Our day trips and camps revolve around fun, mud and learning new things. Rupert’s Wood residential are planned by volunteers and Go Volunteer staff alongside the young people wherever possible, ensuring that each visit suits the needs of the children involved. To prepare the wood for residentials there are conservation tasks which need to be done throughout the year, so we are always looking for new volunteers to join the group.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation
  • Beekeeping

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Oct 2020.

    NUSU has bees on and off campus, and throughout summer you can take part in helping look after them. We also link up with other beekeeping folk and pollinator-friendly community projects across Newcastle to do our best to keep the stripy things abuzz.

    • Area of InterestAnimals, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation
  • INTOgration

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Aug 2020.

    INTOgration is a conversation group set up to help international students improve and practise their conversational English whilst learning about British culture, regional dialects, colloquialisms, idioms and lots more! Our ultimate aim is to help these students confidently integrate into both the Newcastle University community and the local Newcastle community. The sessions are informal and relaxed which is why we encourage students to join us for a cuppa. What is more British than having a chat over a cup of tea? Sessions will take place on campus in the INTO building every Wednesday 5pm- 6pm. We then hold a 30 minute meeting to plan the next session. As a volunteer, you will help to create content for sessions, teach the content to students, converse with students and help out with activities during the sessions. Volunteers must be native or fluent English speakers. The project is led by student volunteers. We are also looking for committed volunteers who we can mentor to take over the project in September 2019.

    • Area of InterestEducation, International and Languages
  • Newcastle Uni Boob Team

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Aug 2020.

    Uni Boob what? We are ambassadors for CoppaFeel! – a charity who are on a mission to ensure all breast cancers are diagnosed at their earliest stage, giving everyone the best possible chance of surviving the illness. CoppaFeel! are always on the hunt for ambassadors to join the Uni Boob Crew and help us spread the word on campus. This might mean hijacking the showers in your gym with sneaky boob-checking reminders or throwing an epic club night takeover. Think you’re up to the challenge? Get in touch

    • Area of InterestEvents, Media and Marketing
  • IT on the Move

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Aug 2020.

    IT on the Move is a project based on inclusion and education for older people. Volunteers aren’t expected to be computer wizards, but basic IT skills, enthusiasm and patience are essential. There are two separate projects; The Crack I.T. Group and the Tech Tea Party. Whilst they take place in seperate locations and will involve working with different people, the projects are very similar. The Crack I.T. Group and Tech Tea Party The Crack I.T. Group and Tech Tea Party have been designed to be accessible to over 55’s who have an interest in learning the very basic IT skills necessary to use their own equipment. Volunteers will work with the older people and help them to navigate around programmes/ apps, show them how to access and search the internet, explain what WIFI & Mobile data is and how to use it, show them how to send and receivie emails, how to use the camera and store photographs, set up and use platforms such as Facebook, Facetime and Skype. Both projects aim to promote older peoples full inclusion in society by supporting them to learn new skills and discover ways in which they can use technology. If you would like to take on more responsibility there are opportunities to become a project lead. This will involve you liasing with schools, deciding dates for the visits and coordinating the other volunteers.

    • Area of InterestOlder People
  • Wildwood Project

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Oct 2020.

    The Wildwood Project is a scheme run by the Northumberland Wildlife Trust. The aim is to re-establish a wildwood as it would have been 6000 years ago before human activity began in the wilds of Northumberland North of Keilder Forest, the largest man made forest in Europe. Tasks will include going out on seed collecting trips. Sowing and growing on locally sourced tree seeds into saplings. Planting grown saplings out in the designated woodland area.

    • Area of InterestOutdoors, Environment and Conservation
  • A Second Life

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Aug 2020.

    A Second Life is a recycling and upcycling project started by Amy Fok one of our favourite former volunteers! The aim of the workshops is to take something that might otherwise be thrown in the bin and make something useful out of it. Last year we made a bench for our rooftop garden out of old wooden pallets! The project is perfect for anyone who is passionate about sustainability and recycling and enjoys doing hands on arts and crafts activities. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the project but particularly for getting involved in the upcycling workshops, which we will be starting up in September. These will be led by Jon our upcycling wizard, so no previous experience is necessary, just come along and get stuck in!

    • Area of InterestOutdoors, Environment and Conservation
  • Roof Garden Project

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Aug 2018 and 01 Aug 2020.

    The roof garden is an exciting new project for Go Volunteer and will take place on the roof of the INTO building. We want to create an oasis of calm on the roof using pallets and other recycled materials. At the end of it we hope to have a lovely green space filled with salads, roots, herbs and legumes. Volunteer Role Volunteers are invited to help with all aspects of the project. One-off volunteering to get the materials on the roof Help with different aspects of the design Longer term helping with routine volunteering: gardening, watering etc. What's in it for you? Learn about what can be produced in an urban environment Work in a team for a design project that will actually get built Experience to put on your cv / portfolio Learn new skills, meet new people, fresh air

    • Area of InterestOutdoors, Environment and Conservation
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