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The Career Development Module is a 20 credit module for second year, final year and masters students with optional module choices in their degree programme. Students undertake 70 hours volunteering within the local community to develop graduate skills

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  • Great North Children's Hospital (GNCH) - Fundraising Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Based at the RVI the GNCH is one of the 4 largest children's hospitals in the UK. The volunteers role would be to support and promote the work of the GNCH Foundation including: event planning, creating publicity material, securing prizes or donations, sell tickets, act as an ambassador for GNCH

    • Area of InterestCampaigning, Children and Young People, Disability, Education, Events, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Media and Marketing
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Friends Action North East : 1-2-1 Friendship mentor

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 01 Oct.

    FANE was established in 2004 and the main purpose is to help adults with learning disabilities to make and keep friends. FANE champions friendship, raising expectations and creating opportunities to do ordinary things. A one to one friendship mentor supports an individual with a learning disability and/or Autism who has enrolled on to our programme (friendship finder) to achieve their friendship goals. A mentor will be expected to meet up with their friendship finder once a week/fortnight helping them meet up with existing friends or new people and engage in community activities. A 1-2-1 friendship mentor is not a friend or befriender to the person they are supporting but a mentor who will support their friendship finder to build their own friends.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • COCO: Overseas Projects Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    COCO is a Newcastle based International Development NGO. We work alongside marginalised communities in East Africa to provide sustainable sources of quality education. COCO is a small organisation with just 4 members of staff, but impacted on over 10,000 people in East Africa last year. Overseas Projects Volunteer role: Assisting with the coordination of COCO's projects. Responsibilities could include assessing and reporting on the impact of COCO's projects, processing requests for COCO to work with communities and partners, and compiling case studies based on current partners. An inquisitive mind and interest in International Development will be helpful in this role.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning, Education, Events, International and Languages, Media and Marketing, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation, Representation
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Safe Families for Children - Family Friend (with admin support)

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    By working directly with a family matched to you, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in a struggling family’s life. Whether taking children to the playground, helping the family access community-based groups, you will become a friend to the family and be part of the journey in helping them move forwards in life.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy, Representation
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Friends Action North East - Digital Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 01 Oct.

    FANE was established in 2004 and the main purpose is to help adults with learning disabilities to make and keep friends. FANE champions friendship, raising expectations and creating opportunities to do ordinary things. Supporting all aspects of IT from data input, social media to campaigning for digital inclusion for people with learning disabilities and/or Autism. The role involves taking photographs, marketing via designing posters, uploading images of recent events on social media sites etc. Volunteers must ask permission from friendship finder before taking their photographs and uploading them on any social media sites. Also when uploading content(s) for FANE organisation you must input content in accessible language. As a volunteer you must remain professional.

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • NUSU - Club or Society President

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Did you know if you're a club/society President, you can use this as your placement! Yes, all those hours you are going to spend in committee meetings, organising activities, planning events, this all makes up a CDM placement!

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Events, Local Community, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation, Representation, Sport, Training
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Age UK Gateshead - Income generation and development

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Age UK is a registered charity supporting people aged 50 plus. Providing information, advice, advocacy, bereavement support, befriending, day centres, social groups, leisure and learning opportunities and insurance services. We are currently growing our offer of groups and services, as well as launching a sub brand to appeal to the 50-65yr market. This placement will assist the Head of Income Generation and Business Development with current project development, events and focus groups.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Disability, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Media and Marketing, Mental Health, Older People
  • Friends Action North East: Group Support Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 01 Oct.

    FANE was established in 2004 and the main purpose is to help adults with learning disabilities to make and keep friends. FANE champions friendship, raising expectations and creating opportunities to do ordinary things. Supporting people to try and develop independence skills in group environments. The ideal volunteer would support people to do things on their own and encourage people to become more independent at running groups and meeting people on their own. We already have groups including a film group on a Wednesday to a more a general Friday meet and mooch group to a sports groups. This opportunity would also be good for anyone who has skills in a particular area which might like to lead a group on e.g. If you are a dance instructor you could do a dance group etc. Responsibilities: • Meet Friendship Finders at an agreed meeting place if they don’t know how to get to the group unaided • Help set the group up • Provide encouragement and support for Friendship finders at the group • Make sure Friendship Finders get their taxis or home safely

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • NUSU - Club or Society Treasurer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Did you know if you're a club/society Secretary, you can use this as your placement! Yes, all those hours you are going to spend in committee meetings, organising activities, planning events, this all makes up a CDM placement!

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Events, Local Community, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation, Representation, Sport, Training
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Great North Children's Hospital (GNCH) - Communications Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Based at the RVI the GNCH is one of the 4 largest children's hospitals in the UK. The volunteers role would be to support and promote the work of the GNCH Foundation including: Liaising with hospital staff to produce articles for the newsletter, support and promote fundraising events, produce promotional information (eg flyers, posters), identify opportunities for fundraising.

    • Area of InterestDisability, Education, Events, Fundraising, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Mental Health
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • FoodCycle Monkchester - Project Leaders

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Support people who are hungry and lonely by serving tasty lunches and dinners every single day. Many people struggle to afford the basics to eat and many will eat alone without company or conversation. Our projects are based in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and support people living with hunger and poverty. Roles are: -Surplus food Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Volunteer Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Team Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Communications Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Community Outreach Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Student Liaison Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Fundraising and Events Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, International and Languages, Local Community, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Safe Families for Children - Family Friend

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Safe Families for Children works hand-in-hand with children’s services to link families in need with local volunteers who can offer them help and support. By working directly with a family matched to you, you will have the opportunity to make a real difference in a struggling family’s life. Whether taking children to the playground, helping the family access community-based groups, you will become a friend to the family and be part of the journey in helping them move forwards in life.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Children and Young People, Education, Health and Social Care, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • COCO - Marketing and Communications Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    COCO is a Newcastle based International Development NGO. We work alongside marginalised communities in East Africa to provide sustainable sources of quality education. COCO is a small organisation with just 4 members of staff, but impacted on over 10,000 people in East Africa last year. Marketing and Communications volunteer role: Working to raise the profile of COCO online and through printed media. Responsibilities could relate to curating COCO’s social media sites, updating COCO's website, and producing various electronic and printed communications. Creativity with an eye for detail are important for this role, and experience of digital marketing or website design is desirable but not necessary.

    • Area of InterestCampaigning, Children and Young People, Education, International and Languages, Media and Marketing, Representation
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • COCO - Data Administration Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    COCO is a Newcastle based International Development NGO. We work alongside marginalised communities in East Africa to provide sustainable sources of quality education. COCO is a small organisation with just 4 members of staff, but impacted on over 10,000 people in East Africa last year. Data Administration volunteer role: To keep COCO organised! Responsibilities could include data input, recording financial information, completing data analysis and enhancing the quality of data collection in line with GDPR. A good level of customer service is required for communicating with people and organisations on our database via telephone and email.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Education, Events, International and Languages
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • NUSU - Community Festivals Volunteer Organiser

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    This role would be suitable for a relatively independent and self-sufficient student, as you would be put in touch with various local festivals (of different characters) and be given the opportunity to build your own role with a number of these, reliant upon your own decisions and your own levels of skill & confidence. NUSU Go Volunteer already support some of these festivals (music, literary, seasonally focussed) throughout the year but do not actively manage them, so you be prepared to manage your own relationship with these partners to a greater degree than on some projects. There will be no shortage of opportunities for learning, for skills development and for new experiences. Arrange to have a talk with Mike about it to see if it would suit your own ideas.

    • Area of InterestArts, Music and Culture, Business and Leadership, Campaigning, Events, Local Community, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Great North Children's Hospital (GNCH) - Foundation Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Based at the RVI the GNCH is one of the 4 largest children's hospitals in the UK. The volunteers role would be to support and promote the work of the GNCH Foundation including: Marketing opportunities to promote the GNCH brand and liaising with external organisations, Communications - assist with newsletter,social media ideas, writing articles as well as general administration, Fundraising and Events planning.

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Campaigning, Children and Young People, Events, Health and Social Care, Media and Marketing
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • NUSU - Club or Society Secretary

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 30 Sep.

    Did you know if you're a club/society Secretary, you can use this as your placement! Yes, all those hours you are going to spend in committee meetings, organising activities, planning events, this all makes up a CDM placement! for more info - cdm.union@ncl.ac.uk

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Events, Local Community, Outdoors, Environment and Conservation, Representation, Sport
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • FoodCycle Walker - Project Leaders

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Support people who are hungry and lonely by serving tasty lunches and dinners every single day. Many people struggle to afford the basics to eat and many will eat alone without company or conversation. Our projects are based in some of the most deprived communities in the UK and support people living with hunger and poverty. Roles are: -Surplus food Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Volunteer Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Team Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Communications Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Community Outreach Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Student Liaison Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader -Fundraising and Events Coordinator and Cooking/Hosting Project Leader

    • Area of InterestBusiness and Leadership, Education, Homelessness and Vulnerable People, International and Languages, Local Community, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Martha and Mary Association: General Volunteer

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    We are a community drop-in offering a welcome and light refreshments to all without any discrimination. We have a comfortable meeting room and offer free internet and wi-fi. We have been open for 12 years. We have no paid staff only volunteers. We are open every weekday between 10 am and 2pm.We offer chiropody and massage, a crafty ladies group and a place to meet for groups in the community. Volunteers greet customers and offer refreshments and a friendly welcome. They engage in all activities concerned with providing refreshments , washing dishes, handling money and general clearing up, but the most important role is to accept and welcome all who enter.

    • Area of InterestHomelessness and Vulnerable People, Local Community, Mental Health, Mentoring, Befriending and Advocacy, Older People
    • Volunteering TypeCDM
  • Newcastle Bridges School - Great North Children's Hospital

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Oct 2019 and 30 Apr 2020. Closing date for applications is 13 Oct.

    Newcastle Bridges School is a multi-site Foundation Special School for 170 pupils incorporating hospital education. Great North Children’s Hospital - a regional hospital for many specialised services within paediatrics. Role involves teaching and learning with students. Supporting the teacher and the student in the setting with their learning this can be at the bedside or in a small classroom setting. Opportunity to a deliver lesson and develop resources to support learning. An opportunity to increase personal understanding of students in a paediatric hospital setting and the barriers that can be encountered when introducing education. *warning - this is a high demand placement and applications for this may close before the summer so apply early*

    • Area of InterestChildren and Young People, Disability, Education, Health and Social Care, Local Community, Mental Health
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