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Volunteering Opportunities in North Tyneside: 15 October 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’s 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 Shopping and Prescription support

VODA Internet Researcher

VODA is also looking for an Internet Researcher to help overhaul our Directory of Organisations.  The position is home-based and will last for about four months. You will need a copy of Word on your computer or device to complete this task.


Other COVID-19 volunteering opportunities

  • Stephenson Park Health Group – Forest Hall Branch is seeking Patient Flow Volunteers to play a key role in patient management, as the footfall into the health centres increases
  • The Family Gateway urgently needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals from their Café 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) – roles include; warehouse assistant, driver, admin assistant, social media ambassador, community champion, customer service, volunteer engagement and community fundraiser. Read more here.
  • 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. 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