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Making it easy: for you to be an active citizen, find out about volunteering and how to get involved in the community.
VCNewcastle tries to promote roles on behalf of the hundreds of organisations we work with.

We advertise the roles on www.do-it.org. This is a postcode based search engine. Roles are advertised based on type of activity and interests.




There is a huge range of opportunities that are organised on the National Volunteering Database www.do-it.org.uk. We upload local volunteering opportunities on behalf of local groups, social enterprises, charities and volunteer led groups. We advertise the roles in good faith and they will change from week to week.

Each role will tell you about what the organisation needs you to be able to help them with, the skills needed, the times they need you and whether you will have to provide references or complete a police check.

Organisations pay for the police check and having a criminal record will NOT necessarily stop you volunteering. Talk to Karen for advice on 07419988821 and karen.watson@volunteeringmatters.org.uk

Some roles will require volunteers to be outside and/or be physically fit, such as gardening and decorating. Some roles require volunteers to have specific experience or skills, such as counselling and driving.

Some roles may need volunteers to be confident communicators in English or sometimes another language, such as befriending or stewarding, advocacy or providing advice. There are roles that can be done from home – this virtual volunteering could be IT based such as design, web management or Social media bloggers.


There are also other ways to find out about volunteering opportunities:

- If you are interested in ‘one off’ volunteering roles or roles that we have been asked to particularly promote you should look in our monthly bulletin aimed at volunteers and prospective volunteers.

- For urgent or Special requests “Volunteer Opportunities” check our latest opportunities.


For students and people living outside of Newcastle:

- If you are a university student studying in Newcastle then you can visit your student volunteering section at Go Volunteer (Newcastle University) or Volunteer Northumbria (Northumbria University).

- If you live outside Newcastle you should contact your local Volunteer Centre for more information on roles that exist in your area.



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