You'll get as much out of volunteering as you put in. Whatever your age, ability or background, giving whatever time you can, will make a difference to everyone's life - including your own!
How to volunteer
The first step in the volunteer process is to complete the expression of interest, regardless of the type of volunteering opportunity you are interested in.
Registering volunteering roles in Gateshead with us
Any service or group can register their individual volunteer roles with our team to be listed on this page. As well as here on our website, all volunteering opportunities are regularly promoted to our 2,500 + registered volunteers as well as our general circulation lists. Volunteers are also provided with targeted roles depending upon their area of interest.
If a group would like to register an individual volunteer role please email firstname.lastname@example.org and state this in your email. You will receive the necessary form to record your information. Please complete one form for each volunteer role you would like us to promote. If you would like to see what other opportunities are currently available please refer to our volunteer opportunities page.
If one of our registered volunteers is interested in a volunteer role within your group (and they have given their permission) you will be provided with their Expression of Interest (application form) and their references. We provide a one-form central process so the volunteer's information follows them around to each volunteer role they are involved in. Volunteers do not need to submit an individual EOI for each role of interest.
Volunteers are then recruited to each group using the groups own volunteer recruitment process to ensure that they are covered by all the relevant policies and procedures.
Culture, Communities and Volunteering
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