Walking With in North Tyneside supports asylum seekers, refugees and other members of the local community in North Tyneside with a clear focus at present on Wallsend. Based currently in Wallsend centre, we provide a food bank, clothing bank and targeted support for asylum seekers, those seeking refugee status and members of the community in need. We have been operating successfully for 18 years. Our organisation is supported by a wide range of bodies, including local churches, schools, community groups and individuals. We have a team of dedicated volunteers who work directly with the clients, particularly during our open house sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays. We also provide craft sessions, a conversation café and English lessons, all delivered by our volunteer team. There is always a warm welcome to anyone to join this team.
Walking With is managed by a full time manager who reports to the Board of Trustees. We seek two/three individuals to complement our team by becoming volunteer trustees to share in the overall management, oversight and development of our organisation. The board meets formally up to six times per annum with the opportunity to attend open house sessions, development groups and training opportunities as appropriate. Trustees are also encouraged to take specific responsibility for oversight of a particular aspect of our work, e.g. safeguarding, volunteer support, financial monitoring. This is a particularly exciting time to join our organisation as we currently are seeking to expand our provision, increase our overall volunteer team across the piece and generally to increase the scope of our operation substantially. We therefore seek trustees who can contribute to this development, who are energetic, optimistic and flexible. Induction and training are given.
About Walking With
For 18 years our charity Walking With has provided relief for refugees, asylum seekers, those without status and others who are in a condition of need, hardship and distress. We provide them with a safe and welcoming place, treat them with dignity and understanding and help them stand on their own feet in our wider community.
What skills do I need?
We will always welcome individuals who offer financial, administrative, organisational, fundraising, analytical and technical skills. However, a genuine appreciation of the needs of our client group, a willingness to learn how this group is best supported and a shared conviction that we can together make a real and enduring difference in the lives of those who turn to us for help is of prime importance. If this is an area which interest you, and to which you feel you could contribute meaningfully, then we would love to speak with you. You can learn more about us and what we do by visiting our website or by getting in touch.
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Expenses reimbursed
Out of pocket expenses
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Volunteers covered by insurance
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 01/02/2019
End Date: 27/06/2020
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