Volunteer At Foundations - Gateshead's Community Furniture Charity

Here at Foundations, we collect furniture free of charge from local households in and around Tyne and Wear, and we bring it back to our charity shop in Gateshead for families and individuals that are struggling to afford items for their homes.

We are seeking volunteers that can help our friendly drivers to collect and deliver furniture help in our showrooms, warehouses and as driver's mates when delivering and collecting furniture from local residents.

Activities include:

  • Helping to load and unload the van
  • Moving furniture and household items to display areas
  • Assisting the van driver with collections and deliveries

The volunteer roles are perfect for anyone seeking:

  • Experience of working within a warehouse, retail or delivery setting or general work based experience
  • References if job seeking
  • New friendships by meeting new people
  • A sense of fulfilment by contributing to the local community and helping local people


  • Physically able to carry out tasks described above
  • Able to join in as part of a team
  • Basic customer service skills when required
  • Experience of working or volunteering in a warehouse environment
  • Good knowledge of the Gateshead area
  • Good overall health


  • Age restrictions
    over 18's
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Training provided
    Manual handling training will be provided.

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 07/04/2022

End Date: 01/05/2023

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Units 1-6 Teams Craft Workshops,
Askew Road West,
Tyne and Wear

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