Action Tutoring is a national charity tackling education inequality in Newcastle. We want to ensure all pupils, regardless of their background, are given the support needed to achieve.
Altitude Foundation enables young people with untapped potential to pursue their passion for technology, get their first job, and inspire others to do the same.
Across three age-targeted programmes, we provide the finances, social capital, opportunities and supportive relationships needed to prepare for and succeed in tertiary education.
Alzheimer’s Society is a charity that supports people living with a diagnosis of dementia.
Our 3,000 services across England, Wales and Northern Ireland offer information, care and support to people with dementia, their families, friends and carers. These include Dementia Cafés, Singing for the Brain® sessions, and Dementia Advisers, Dementia Support Workers and Side by Side volunteers who support people to keep doing the things they enjoy.
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
Chopwell and Rowlands Gill Live at Home Scheme
Providing services for older people in the local community. The aim of our scheme is to encourage and enable older people to remain in their own homes and to retain their independence.
We also help to combat social isolation in this rural area and assist our Members to be included/involved in their local community again.
Citizens Advice Gateshead
As an independent local charity that has been established for over 60 years we have grown into one of the biggest providers of Citizens Advice services nationally.
People often think they know us because they recognise the infinitely trusted and respected Citizens Advice brand. That's not surprising, as over an 80 year history 'Citizens Advice' has become a household name that's synonymous with free, quality, impartial advice and information, giving people the help they need to find their way forward.
FareShare North East
FareShare North East take in good and in date food destined for landfill and distribute it to community groups and vulnerable people in the local area.
We currently supply 129 community groups with food who in turn provide food to over 10,000 people each.
Friends Action North East
Friends Action is a local charity that supports and champions friendship for adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health issues.
We aim to create supportive friendships for our vulnerable adults, with an aim to address the negative impacts of social isolation. Loneliness can be detrimental to our physical and mental health, so let’s help build friendships and make our community a happier place.
Girls Friendly Society
GFS offers weekly groups for girls and young women to meet friends, learn more about themselves and grow in confidence. We support volunteers throughout England and Wales to run girls-only groups with
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
Wherever and whenever there is a humanitarian disaster, you’ll find Human Appeal. We act as a global agent of change, working in conflict areas, natural disaster zones and refugee camps.
NUSU Into Schools is an outreach project aiming to raise aspirations, encourage students to think about Higher Education and showcase the 'real student experience'.
Volunteering in schools is a fantastic way to gain experience working with children, develop important employability skills, as well as giving back to the community. There are a number of different ways that you can get involved with volunteering in schools whether it's delivering an outreach session as part of a society, visiting your old school to talk about your experiences or sharing your subject expertise to support GCSE or A-Level students.
You may even have your own unique idea about an outreach project!
Kids Kabin provides creative and practical activities for disadvantaged children aged 7-13 in Walker.
Activities include pottery, cookery, woodwork, music, dance, film making, bike repairs and arts and crafts. We run these activities from the main Kids Kabin centre in Church Walk and also in community centres and church halls in other areas. During the summer months we also run street workshops using our fleet of activity trailers pulled along by bicycle – these include a street kitchen, pottery wheel, wood carving trailer and bike repair workshop.
Moving Forward Gateshead
Moving Forward Gateshead helps anyone who is affected by mental ill-health to get back on their feet.
Our team helps people to find activities in the community that match their own interests and aspirations. Everyone using the service has a Link Worker, whose job it is to help the person find the right activity at the right time and place, giving just the right amount of support to make this work. Our Link Workers all have a vast amount of knowledge of what’s out there.
Newcastle Vikings Handball Club
Newcastle Vikings is the first handball club in the North East of England. One of the key foundations of our culture is to welcome anyone who wants to learn, play and enjoy handball.
Originating in London, onHand is a mobile app that makes giving and getting help simple.
Addressing the social issues of the growing care-gap and an aging population that have only been exacerbated by the outbreak of COVID-19, our DBS checked volunteers help vulnerable and older adults who need a hand with everyday tasks such as shopping, medication collection, dog walking, tech help and other errands. We like to say that there is 'no job too small'. We are currently working in partnership with Newcastle Building Society and the National Innovation Centre for Aging who have supported us in bringing onHand to the North East.
SEARCH is a small voluntary organisation based in Benwell. We aim to improve the quality of life of older people and their carers who are living in the West of Newcastle.
Due to the unprecedented situation with Coronavirus, SEARCH needs flexible and willing volunteers to undertake a variety of tasks to assist those in need in the community. This role is to support Search Friends (Clients) to access a variety of communication methods using phone and tablet computers.
SolidariTee is the UK’s largest entirely student- run international charity which supports the international assistance of refugees and asylum seekers.
We raise funds for legal aid through the medium of selling T-Shirts. We also raise awareness of the crisis and offer grants to legal aid non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) and individuals working in this field to assist Europe’s most vulnerable.
St Oswald's Hospice
St Oswald's Hospice provides specialist hospice care to North East adults, young people and children with life-limiting conditions. Over 1,400 volunteers offer their services to us on a regular basis.
Volunteers work alongside our paid staff and offer their skills, experience and expertise to every department within the Hospice. They are, quite simply, the lifeblood of St Oswald’s and we wouldn’t be able to operate without them. We have over 120 different volunteering roles: working directly with patients; in a support role; in our shops or Fundraising team.
Tailored Leisure Co (TLC) provides a leisure service for people with physical limitations. We are run by people with disabilities, for people with disabilities in the North East.
The Access Project
The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, and the East Midlands.
The project provides in-school support which includes 1 to 1 mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.
The Blurt Peer Project
The Blurt Peer Project is a ground-breaking, peer-led project focused on improving the mental health of young people aged 4-24.
The Comfrey Project
The Comfrey Project is a charity which works with refugees and people seeking asylum at our centre in Windmill Hills, Gateshead, and two allotment sites.
Our aim is to improve their conditions of life and general wellbeing, while building skills, resilience, confidence, self-esteem and purpose.