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. We recruit enthusiastic volunteers to deliver English and maths tuition to disadvantaged pupils in school, to enable them to reach their potential.
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.
Every 30 seconds someone, somewhere in the world is killed in a road crash. Brake works to stop road deaths and injuries by campaigning for safer roads; supports people bereaved or injured in road crashes; and raises public awareness for sustainable transport.
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
Changing Futures North East
Changing Futures North East is a charity that works across Tees Valley with children and families to develop strong and healthy family relationships. When children have a range of positive and healthy relationships as they grow up, they often do well, even when they have other challenges in their lives such as poverty.
The Charity either supports families themselves to have healthier relationships, or where that isn’t possible to help children to have positive relationships with trusted adult role models.
Children North East
Children North East is the oldest regional Children’s Charity in the North East. In 1981 we took poor children on day trips to the seaside, but we’ve developed a little since then. Today we promote the rights of children and young people and counter the effects of inequality on them, their families and communities. Newcastle Youth Link is a peer mentor programme that enables volunteers to work directly with the city’s vulnerable young people and children.
Citizens Advice Sunderland
Citizens Advice Sunderland provides free, confidential and impartial advice. We campaign on big issues which affect people's lives.
COCO is a small NGO based in North East England. COCO's vision is a world where every child has access to good quality education. COCO believes that education provides children with the best possible chance of breaking the cycle of poverty.
Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
Our aims are:
We want to do more for more homeless people in more places across the UK and help to change their lives for good.
We want to change the way society thinks and acts towards homeless people
Cruse Bereavement Care
Bereavement is one of the most devastating things we’ll experience as human beings; here at Cruse we want to ensure that all bereaved people have somewhere to turn when they need it most. We provide
Dragonfly Cancer Trust
We support children and young people with cancer, up to the age of 25 with very limited time left to live. We do this by helping them to create very special memories enabling them to leave their footprint on the world. We send cash gifts of up £500 and where possible arrange experiences that money just can’t buy.
Dyslexia North East
Dyslexia North East (DNE) is a very small charity based in the north east of England whose vision is to create a society that celebrates difference, raises awareness, understanding and knowledge about Dyslexia to improve the positive impact it has on people’s lives. The services available include Assessment, learning support, support groups, workshops and outreach.
English Heritage cares for over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places - from world-famous prehistoric sites to grand medieval castles, from Roman forts on the edges of an empire to a Cold War bunker. Through these, we bring the story of England to life for over 10 million people each year.
We are a friendly community centre providing activities for children, young people, adults and older people we operate a purpose built community centre in the heart of our neighbourhood and we offer a range of leisure and learning activities. We mainly work with disadvantaged families and try to provide positive role models for them to improve their lives.
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.
We support people who are hungry and lonely by serving tasty lunches and dinners every single day in towns and cities across the country. Many of our guests struggle to afford the basics to eat and many will eat alone without company or conversation.
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.
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
GoodGym makes it easy to get fit by doing good. We do this in three ways:
We pair runners with isolated older people - we call them 'coaches' as they motivate the runners to keep going - and the runners commit to make a weekly visit as part of their workout. www.goodgym.org/case_studies
We employ qualified personal trainers who organise weekly group runs which are like running flash mobs for good. We run to community organisations and help them with tasks like clearing allotments or renovating classrooms.
Green Schools Project
Green Schools Project supports young people to lead environmental projects such as energy saving and encouraging walking to school, helping to inspire their school and community to go green. It involves them in social action, building their leadership, communication and teamwork skills as well as their confidence, resilience and wellbeing.
Healthwatch North Tyneside
Healthwatch North Tyneside is a local independent charity that believes health and social care work best when people are involved in decisions about their treatment and care. We consequently listen to peoples’ experiences of health and social care so as to feed this back to the people responsible for commissioning and providing services so they can take action to address people’s concerns and improve services.
Hexham Abbey welcomes people of all faiths and none to enjoy its atmosphere and explore its fascinating history.
The Abbey has stood in the center of the market town of Hexham for over 1300 year, providing a place of welcome to both the local community and visitors to our region.
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.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
Leonard Cheshire Disability promotes an ethos of inclusion and diversity in the community. Many of our services are specifically designed to meet these aims. We offer a range of opportunities to people aged 16 years or over, such as working in schools on community arts projects, through to residential nursing care for individuals who have level needs.
At Leonard Cheshire we support individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.
Discover IT gives disabled adults access to computers to develop their skills and interests in Leonard Cheshire services, special centres and in people's own home.
Martha and Mary
We are a small community drop-in in shop premises on a busy shopping street. We offer an unconditional welcome to all. We serve light refreshments and offer free inter net use, wi-fi, a small meeting room for community groups, chiropody and massage treatments.
We are open every week day between 10 am and 2pm and alternate Saturdays.
Many of our customers are elderly with health problems. Many live alone and welcome the contact, especially with young people.
National Literacy Trust
We are looking for up to 20 enthusiastic Newcastle University students to take part in this year’s Young Readers Programme, which is now in its second year. This will involve planning and delivering some exciting and engaging reading events on campus for pupils from a local Newcastle primary school where for many children, owning books is not only a luxury but a novelty too.
National Trust - Gibside
A Georgian landscape garden forged in an industrial past.
Gibside is one of the few surviving 18th-century designed landscapes and was fashioned with two things in mind: spectacular views and ‘wow’ moments. The estate, commissioned by coal baron George Bowes, offers a glimpse into the past and the compelling story of heiress Mary Eleanor Bowes. Escape the hustle and bustle of modern life within 243 hectares (600 acres) of gardens, woodland and countryside – perfect for wildlife spotting. Highlights include a Neo-classical chapel, restored stable block and grand ruin.
New Prospects Association
The Social Inclusion Project was created to support young people with autism. We aim to get our members to identify their interests and find exciting activities in the community. We will support them to get out into the real world, develop life skills through following their passions and interests and making connections and friendships to go with them into adulthood.
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 regardless of gender, nationality, ethnicity, skill level or age.
North Tyneside Citizens Advice
Citizens Advice provides free, impartial, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems.
We help local residents with issues including Benefits, Debt, Employment, Housing and Consumer problems.
Oasis Community Housing
We are a national charity addressing both the immediate needs and root causes of homelessness through four cornerstones of support: Home – 24hr supported accommodation for young people facing homelessness; Basis – emergency beds and crisis services; Aspire – employment support and financial skills training; and Empower – support for people who have experienced domestic abuse.
Ouseburn Community Centre
Ouseburn Community Centre is a family centric centre that provides a range of activities for children, families and their parents. The work of the Centre aims to improve the quality of life for residents. We also support new and emerging communities such as BME, their needs and aspirations.
Oxfam is a charity which works with others to relieve poverty and suffering. The Newcastle Office is a Finance Office – it processes all the income and expenditure for all the shops in the UK.
For more than 40 years we’ve been working to find a cure and improve life for everyone affected by Parkinson’s. Our vision is that by 2020 people affected by Parkinson’s will have fair access to support and services they identify as fundamental to being and staying ‘in control’ with Parkinson’s.
Parks and Countryside Services
The Newcastle City Council Parks and Countryside Service are responsible for the upkeep of parks in the city. These are some of the most beautiful areas in Newcastle which are enjoyed by thousands of people everyday but this wouldnt be possible without the work of the park rangers and their team of committed volunteers. With more cut backs in the local authority the need for volunteers to lend support is higher than it has ever been.
We are the UK’s leading veterinary charity, we provide million treatments to 470,000 pets every year. Our charity shops help us raise the money we need to provide this vital treatment for the pets of people who have nowhere else to turn.
Revitalising Redesdale is a £2.8m, Heritage Lottery-funded Landscape Partnership Scheme, which aims to celebrate, conserve and enhance Redesdale’s rich cultural heritage, landscape and wildlife.
The Salvation Army is a radical and growing movement which actively serves the community and fights for social justice. The Salvation Army is both a church and a charity and works with some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities.
Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd
The Salvation Army Trading Company Ltd (SATCoL) is the trading arm of The Salvation Army in the UK and Republic of Ireland. We were established in 1991 to help fund The Salvation Army’s vital work with vulnerable people in the UK, and today we raise money and encourage reuse and recycling through a network of over 200 charity shops, 2 Superstores, 3 Donation Centres and a clothing collection division, all of which is constantly growing and developing.
Sanctuary Care Ltd
Established in 1995, a not-for-profit organisation, we have over 100 warm & welcoming care homes across England & Scotland.
Shared Interest 2019
Shared Interest transforms the lives of smallholder farmers and artisans. Based in the UK, we aim to alleviate poverty by helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities in developing countries, to trade, and earn a living. We use investment from people living in the UK to provide loans to fair trade businesses worldwide. Last year we made payments of over £60 million to nearly 400 organisations across 63 countries.
Shelter North East
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help.
Smart Works Newcastle
Smart Works Newcastle is a charity which provides interview clothing, styling and coaching for local women who have an upcoming job interview. Our service equips them with the skills and confidence to enter employment – 60% of the women who access our service get a job within one month.
St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance is the nation’s leading first aid charity.
Every year, more than 400,000 people learn how to save a life through our training programmes, including hundreds of thousands of young people.
Our volunteers provide first aid in their communities, keeping people safe at events, and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. We’re also always campaigning to raise awareness of first aid and directly educate the public.
Streetwise Opera is an award-winning national charity that uses music to help people make positive changes in their lives. Working with people who have experienced homelessness, we run workshop programmes across England, stage critically-acclaimed operas and produce With One Voice, an international arts and homelessness movement.
Success for All
Success4All is an educational charity that runs Learning Hubs and clubs in less affluent areas across Newcastle. We provide safe spaces to learn with access to resources, the internet and support from volunteer Tutor Befrienders in the aim to give everyone an equal opportunity to succeed in education
The British Cycling Federation Ltd
British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling as recognised by the international federation for the sport. British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport and to represent cyclists’ interests at all levels, including campaigning on important issues including road safety.
The Citizens Advice Witness Service
The Citizens Advice Witness Service provides free and independent support for both prosecution and defence witnesses in every criminal court in England and Wales.
The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
We are a charity which provides life-changing services for people living with sight loss and their friends and family. The sighted guide service helps people with visual impairment to improve their confidence, menatl wellbeing and sense of belonging to their community by getting out and about independently.
The Key is a charity which aims to inspire disadvantaged young people across the North East of England through youth-led projects.
The Newman Holiday Trust
We are a charity that offers respite holidays care to children with physical or learning disabilities. Our holidays enables children to participate in activities that they would otherwise be unable to- enabling them to have the holiday of a life time whilst also allowing them to develop important life skills.
The Scout Association
Scouts changes lives by offering fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others so that we make a positive impact in communities. We help children and young adults reach their full potential and help members develop varied and valuable skills for life.
The Woodland Trust
Established from humble beginnings in 1972 by our founder Kenneth Watkins OBE, we now have over 500,000 members and supporters and more than 1,000 sites, covering over 26,000 hectares, all over the UK.
We protect and campaign on behalf of this country’s woods, plant trees, and restore ancient woodland for the benefit of wildlife and people.
Our vision is a UK rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife.
Twisting Ducks Theatre
The Twisting Ducks Theatre Company is a Newcastle based charity, providing opportunities for people with learning disabilities to partake in drama, music, dance and film activities. We make issue-based theatre and film that raises awareness about important learning disability issues, and deliver training to increase awareness and understanding about the needs of people with learning difficulties.
UNICEF on Campus
Welcome to UNICEF on Campus, Newcastle.
We are the society you go to if you are passionate about helping children around the world, and making their lives better. If you want to be a part of a movement that gives a child opportunities for education, clean food and water, protection from fatal diseases, then come to us.
We raise funds for UNICEF UK, which is affiliated with UNICEF, one of the biggest charities around the world. Our work coincides with UNICEF’s campaigns, and we aim to fundraise money which we then give to UNICEF UK at the end of the year.
Useful Vision is a registered charity providing fun activities for blind or partially sighted children around the North East to help them get the most out of life. We do this by organising free, imaginative family events and skills development sessions for visually impaired children.
Victims First Northumbria
Victims First Northumbria is an independent victim referral service and registered charity.
We put victims of crime at the heart of our service ensuring they are given help and support to cope and recover from the difficult experience they have faced.
We understand the different needs required by people using the service. Some may have suffered deep psychological or emotional trauma; some may be vulnerable or suffer from a particular disability; people from particular ethnic groups may need culturally sympathetic support.
West End Refugee Service
West End Refugee Service (WERS) is a registered charity which provides support services for asylum seekers and refugees in a friendly, welcoming environment. Our range of integrated services aims to address the disadvantage, exclusion and poverty which affect asylum seekers and refugees living in the West End of Newcastle.
Willow’s Rainbow Box
We are a non for profit (applying for CIO status) and our aim is to provide comfort boxes to women pregnant again after loss. The aim of the boxes is to help reduce anxiety and focus on promoting positive mental health and wellbeing. We also support families experiencing pregnancy after loss through a weekly Twitter chat #RainbowBabyHour and through offering online peer support groups.
YHA (England and Wales)
YHA has youth hostels in amazing rural and urban locations across England and Wales. We create opportunities for travel and real adventure for all young people – and we strive to reach young people coping with poverty, disability, bereavement, long-term illness and other challenges who may otherwise miss out.