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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.

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.

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Volunteer training

Find out about our free 3 week volunteer training course| (pdf, 232Kb) 

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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