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There are so many benefits to volunteering – it’s a great way to give some of your time and skills for the benefit of others but also a fantastic way to learn new skills, meet new people, improve your CV and to have fun.

There are a huge range of volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside – from short, one off activities such as helping out at a community event to regular voluntary roles in administration, and everything in between. You can search and register for local opportunities using our Volunteer Plus database by following the link on the right.

No matter what your interests, skills, experience or how much time you have to give, our Volunteer Centre can help to find a volunteering opportunity to suit you!

View the latest volunteering opportunities...

Thinking of Volunteering?

Search and register for local volunteering opportunities using our Volunteer Plus database. Start your volunteering journey here!

Other ways we can help you to volunteer...

One-to-one appointments

VODA hub receptionIf you are unsure of the type of role you want to do or need any support to access volunteering, we can help to find the right opportunity for you. Contact us to request a meeting with one of our Volunteer Development Officers

Volunteer as a trustee

If you are thinking about volunteering, why not consider becoming the trustee of a local charity or community group? Find our more about this valuable opportunity and some of the local organisations looking to recruit trustees here.

Volunteer with a project


VODA delivers a number of direct volunteering projects in the community which offer a range of opportunities to get involved – from short-term creative projects to long-term volunteering opportunities helping local people.

Case Studies: Meet some of North Tyneside's fantastic volunteers...

Good Neighbours Case Study: Hazel

When I broke my hip in November, it was a huge shock to me and very unexpected. I was living on my own and the weather was really bad. We were going through a cold snap with snow and ice. I didn’t feel confident at all stepping outside of my front door. I felt stuck, […]

Good Neighbours – John & Carlos

Good Neighbours beneficiary John and Good Neighbours volunteer Carlos, who take part in both our Buddy and Social Shopping Scheme, have a chat to explain how the Good Neighbours project has made a difference to them… VODA’s Good Neighbours project is one of several organisations that are a part of the Endling Loneliness project (ELP), […]

Katie and Carol

Katie and Carol have been meeting up together since before Christmas. Carol had lost her confidence following a stroke and was left with mobility problems down her left side. She was wanting help to get out a bit more to get back some of her independence. Katie is a student studying at Newcastle University. She […]

Mike Turner: Good Neighbours Volunteer

VODA’s Good Neighbours project coordinates a host of friendly volunteers who are keen to support their local community. During these difficult times, we have worked hard to help as many people with grocery shopping, collecting prescriptions, odd DIY jobs and community buddy support.   Spotlight  Mike has volunteered in North Tyneside for many years. He has begun […]

Volunteers’ Week: Good Neighbour Sherrill Bacchus

Sherrill moved to the North East from Cambridge four years ago. She had worked in recruitment for many years, but decided it was time for a change, as she didn’t feel like she was really living life. So, one day she decided that there had to be more to life than working crazy hours, paying […]

Volunteers’ Week: Good Neighbour Charlie Fernandez

Charlie got involved with volunteering as he doesn’t like sitting around. He has worked all his life, starting off as a merchant navy engineer and then became a mechanical engineer. Charlie’s wife passed away four years ago and the company he was working for asked if he wanted to take retirement but advised him to […]

Andy Burtenshaw: Good Neighbours Volunteer

Andy is an ‘ex Southerner’ who has lived in the North East for more than 20 years. He has more than 30 plus years’ experience of working in HR, most recently at Teesside University and Gateshead Council. Lockdown came and Andy wanted to do something to help and keep busy. He didn’t feel he knew […]

Kerry: Good Neighbours Beneficiary & Volunteer

Kerry is one of our amazing Good Neighbours walking buddies, who has been working hard to help her fellow North Tynesiders during the pandemic. However, she did not start out as a volunteer, but instead she herself was on the receiving end of support from another of the Good Neighbours’ team. Her experiences of receiving […]

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