Friends of North Tyneside is an exciting opportunity for people aged 50 and over to take part in a short-term volunteering project and really make a difference in the local community. Funded by Nesta, the second wave of the programme delivered by VODA begins in January 2018.

By joining a team of fellow volunteers, you will use your skills and experience to help make the borough a better place for children, young people, older and isolated residents. You’ll also meet lots of new people, take on new challenges and have plenty of fun along the way!

Hear from Friends of North Tyneside volunteer Lilian on why you should get involved:

Friends of North Tyneside from Robin on Vimeo.

Who are we looking for?

Anybody aged 50 and over who wants to volunteer to make a positive difference in North Tyneside. No skills or experience are necessary, just the willingness to take part and work as part of a team.

We are looking for people who can volunteer for two days a week (10am to 3pm) for 12 weeks and who can meet in North Tyneside. Travelling expenses and lunch will be provided.

What will I be doing?

Taking part in fun, interactive sessions to plan and carry out a social action project for the benefit of people and communities in North Tyneside. You can join a team which will focus on one of the following themes:Taking part in fun, interactive sessions to plan and carry out a social action project for the benefit of people and communities in North Tyneside. You can join a team which will focus on one of the following themes:

  • Helping children prepare for school by supporting pre-school learning activities – read more here
  • Helping young people get ready for work by supporting enterprise and employability activities – read more here
  • Making older residents feel safe and special by planning and running social activities – read more here

Timeline of activity

Contact us quoting ‘Friends of North Tyneside’ in your message to join the programme or for more information.

Dementia Drop In

The Friends of North Tyneside volunteers are running an informal Dementia Drop In for people with dementia and those who support them, every Wednesday morning (from 14 February 2018) 10.30am to 12 noon at the Cedarwood Trust, Avon Avenue, Meadow Well. See the poster for full details.

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