With Volunteers’ Week coming up on the 1st – 7th June, we can’t think of a better time to get stuck in, give some of your time to a worthy cause, and gain some valuable experience.
So, if you’ve been thinking of volunteering but don’t know where to start, or you’re just not sure where you’d be best suited, check out our list below and find your perfect role! (You can thank us later.)
Consider yourself more than a little tech-savvy? Or have some great digital skills that you want to fine-tune? We’ve found a great role for an even greater cause below — take a look.
If you have experience with Wix, website management, and are passionate about tackling climate change, then you can stop searching — this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.
Climate Action Newcastle is looking for a talented webmaster to help with the running of their website and improve their visibility with tools such as SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) and usability. This is a vital role that will give Climate Action Newcastle a huge boost in their battle to reduce carbon emissions.
This role can be carried out remotely, and will average around two to three hours per week. Sound right up your street?
Find out more information and apply here.
If you’re volunteering because you want to genuinely help others, there’s nowhere you’ll see this more than working with children and young people. In this sector, you have the opportunity to mentor, support, and improve a young person’s life on a day-to-day basis. Sounds pretty amazing, right? We think so too — so why not check out one of our favourite available roles below?
Youth Watch Gateshead are an organisation that act as independent champions for users of health and social care services, and make sure positive changes are put in place for the local community.
No one day in this role will be the same. But, if successful, you could expect to listen to and collect feedback around local young people's experiences of health and care services, share this feedback with decision makers to shape services, and work closely with other volunteers and the wider engagement team — and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
This is a great opportunity for any volunteers who are 16-25, able to travel round the local area of Gateshead, and work well as part of a team.
Does this sound like you? Find out more or apply here.
If typical volunteer roles aren’t quite your cup of tea, don’t worry — we’ve got you. Whether you’re looking to give your CV a bit of a boost with some experience in radio, or you just love to make cool stuff, there are loads of volunteer opportunities to choose from in the ‘toon that are a little more on the creative side, but still mean you’re helping others. Struggling to choose? Check out our favourites below.
The Ouseburn Farm team provide support, development, and friendship for adults with learning difficulties and ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), through a range of activities like catering, cooking, arts and crafts, and helping with livestock.
For this particular role, Ouseburn Farm need a creative volunteer who can draw on their talents to start up a radio show with a small group of the adults supported by the farm, and run a workshop to deliver this.
If this is your area of expertise, and you’ve got strong interpersonal and social skills, you can apply for the role here.
If you’re an animal lover and are looking for some videography experience to add to your CV, look no further. Wag & Company are the only visiting dog company befriending dog lovers in their homes as well as in care or hospitals, and they’re based right here in the ‘toon.
Helping ease loneliness amongst the elderly with a chat, a cuppa, and a furry friend (or two), we think Wag & Company are a massively worthy cause. In this role, they’re looking for a creative volunteer with impressive video skills to make content that showcases the great work they do.
So, if this sounds like a bit of you, why not apply? You can find out more here.
Planning to apply for any of the volunteer opportunities in our list? Let us know over on our socials @ncapartments_.