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Volunteering is one of Gateshead's greatest assets with 34 per cent - thats 55,000 of Gateshead residents taking part regularly in a volunteering activity

Volunteer month June 2014

We want as many local authorities and organisations to get behind our call to ‘take part and get involved’ in volunteering this June.  If you are planning an event let us know and sign our pledge.

Sign our volunteering pledge|

How to volunteer

The first step of the volunteer process is to complete the Volunteer Expression of Interest form regardless of the type of volunteering opportunity you are interested in.

Apply now|

Why volunteer

Volunteering is important and has the following benefits to individuals, organisations and communities:

  • Gaining new skills and experience
  • Enhancing CVs and improving employability
  • Increasing self esteem and confidence
  • ‘Giving something back’ to the community

Contact us

Gateshead Council
Kate Marshall, Communities, Neighbourhoods and Volunteering
Telephone: 0191 433 3255

GVOC (Gateshead Voluntary Organisations Council)
Rebecca Leary, Gateshead Volunteer Centre
Telephone: 0191 478 4103

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