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Volunteering can give you a chance to become more involved in your local community - and it also provides you with a sense of wellbeing.

As well as giving you the opportunity to help others and contribute to a functioning community, it can also increase your self-confidence and provide you with a sense of fulfilment. Many people become a volunteer to increase their social circle, learn new abilities and improve their job skills.

Volunteering is a flexible way to contribute to society, and a number of organisations welcome volunteers to help out. It can be tailored around your normal life, so you could only take part when you are available - such as evenings or weekends. Some people are full-time volunteers, while others only volunteer part time.

For more information, visit our volunteering webpages.

Contact us

Gateshead Council
Communities, Neighbourhoods and Volunteering
0191 433 3255

GVOC (Gateshead Voluntary Organisations Council)
Gateshead Volunteer Centre
0191 478 4103


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