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North Tyneside volunteer opportunities round-up 3 September 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based and out in the community (following social distancing rules). Click on the links to find out more about each role.

If you have a volunteering opportunity that you would like us to promote, please email volunteering@voda.org.uk.

VODA volunteering opportunities

VODA Launched Good Neighbours Buddy Scheme

As part of North Tyneside’s COVID-19 recovery, VODA has created a new Good Neighbours volunteer buddy scheme to help the support to beneficiaries take their first steps back out into the world. Each role has been created to support people with specific elements of their emergence from isolation.

Good Neighbours Garden Gate Buddy
Good Neighbours Shopping Buddy
Good Neighbours Walking Buddy


Good Neighbours Shopping and Prescription support

Due to a number of our Good Neighbours returning to work, we have been able to reopen the recruitment process for both Tier 1 and Tier 3 Good Neighbours roles.

COVID19 Good Neighbours Response Tier 1 Volunteer
COVID-19 Good Neighbours Response – Tier 3 Shopping Volunteers

Other COVID-19 volunteering opportunities

  • The Family Gateway urgently needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals from their Cafe to the vulnerable families that they support on a daily basis. The drivers will get their petrol paid for and £3 towards their lunch from the cafe too.
  • Collingwood Health Group is seeking a Patient Flow Volunteer (COVID role). The volunteer will provide an essential service in helping them to manage patient flow and minimise the risk of infection.
  • Dreamshine (home based) telephone befriending volunteers,  sign up here.
  • Fareshare (Newcastle-based) – has a range of volunteer roles available, including; warehouse assistant, driver, admin assistant, social media ambassador, community champion, customer service, volunteer engagement and community fundraiser. To find out more, go to https://fareshare.org.uk/volunteer/  and complete the form to help decide which roles are suitable for you.
  • West End Refugee Service (home based) – is recruiting volunteer remote befrienders to support a family or an individual in Newcastle/Gateshead through Covid-19 with phone calls and video chats, to give social support, information about staying safe and connecting with services. You will play an important role in helping a family or individual with a refugee background feel more welcomed, supported and safe during this time. Go to their volunteering page to find out more.
  • Food Share (Newcastle-based) -FoodCycle is looking for food prep and food parcel delivery drivers in the west end of Newcastle. Find out more here.

Non-Covid 19 roles