Good Neighbours DIY & Odd jobs Volunteer

Good Neighbours DIY & Odd jobs Volunteer


The Good Neighbours project recruits, trains and supports volunteers to carry out a variety of practical tasks commonly associated with those carried out by a ‘Good Neighbour’, helping local residents with tasks in and around the house. A DIY/Odd jobs volunteer can assist with small DIY/odd job tasks that do not require a specialist skill. This may include posting letters, changing lightbulbs, securing loose flooring, fixing locks etc.

To help local residents in North Tyneside with DIY jobs in and around the house. These tasks range from changing a light bulb to putting up a bird box, all in all simple jobs and repairs. See the full list of jobs that we will be offering below. The role of a DIY volunteer will be to provide practical help around the house and a friendly chat. VODA and the Good Neighbours project are seeking to recruit volunteers with the suitable DIY skills and compassion. 

About North Tyneside VODA

North Tyneside VODA supports volunteers and voluntary and community sector organisations across the borough of North Tyneside. We provide support, advice on training on a range of topics including starting and setting up a group, governance issues, charity law, funding, finance, involving volunteers and more.

What skills do I need?


  • Help beneficiaries with simple DIY jobs and repairs around the house
  • Be flexible and understand that a person’s plan may need to adjust
  • Refer to VODA for signposting if someone needs support in other areas
  • Bring their own equipment necessary for the task (where appropriate) to reduce the chance of transmitting the virus. Any special products will be sourced by the beneficiary.
  • Fill in a report on Volunteero to keep the Good Neighbours Team up-to-date.

To help us route your application appropriately, it would be helpful if you could answer the following questions in your application:

Do you have a current DBS check? This role requires a Disclose and Barring Service (DBS) check as it involves direct contact with vulnerable adults in their homes. Also the potential of handling money if a beneficiary needs supplies purchased for a task and can't get out to do this themselves. If you do not already have a valid DBS we will discuss arranging this for you.

Do you have access to a car? (Please note, a car is not essential).


  • ·        Putting up pictures and shelves
  • ·        Assembling flat-pack furniture
  • ·        Simple repairs in and around the house
  • ·        Simple repairs to external doors, gates and fences
  • ·        Putting things up in the garden e.g., birdbox, plant pots
  • ·        Fitting locks to doors and windows
  • ·        Making flooring and carpets safe and secure
  • ·        Taking down and hanging curtains and curtain poles
  • ·        Replacing light bulbs and shades
  • ·        Replacing or testing smoke alarms
  • ·        Simple painting and decorating jobs e.g. painting a front door, fixing chipped paint etc.
  • ·        Moving furniture outside for Council removal
  • ·        Other Odd Jobs
  • ·        Posting Letters
  • ·        Returning packages



  • ·        Light housework - needs to be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Volunteers cannot do more than is agreed on in advance.
  • ·        Working from stepladders - no more than 8-feet high (i.e. height of head above ground level), and only if the ladders are in good condition.
  • ·        Accessing lofts - Only if there is a fitted (fixed) ladder and only where the loft has been boarded out and lit.
  • ·        Repair/replace dripping taps (If can demonstrate the skill to do so)

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North Tyneside VODA

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  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Disability
  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People


  • Creativity
  • DIY/Construction
  • Gardening
  • General Helping
  • One-off Activity
  • Outdoors
  • Practical Skills
  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Flexible arranged around your availability and the beneficiaries needs.

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