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Staff and volunteer images and other images courtesy of Jon Lloyd.
Images of Newcastle courtesy of Lauren Leigh Jones

Welcome to Volunteer Centre Newcastle

We offer a FREE, quality service to anyone interested in volunteering and to any organisation, no matter how big or small, that involves volunteers or would like to.

Our aim is to promote, support and develop volunteering across Newcastle Upon Tyne.

If you are interested in volunteering select the "I want to volunteer" link.

If you represent an organisation or group please select the "Organisation & groups" link.

If you are a company interested in supporting your staff volunteering/CSR policy then select the “Support & Companies”

If you are a support worker wanting to make an enquiry on someone’s behalf or signpost someone to us then select “Support & Companies”

Volunteer Centre Newcastle is a partner in the New Newcastle Compact. “New” because it refers to the relationship between the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) and a range of public sector partners. The compact underpins our shared vision and values of volunteering:

Volunteering: Volunteering is the commitment of time and energy for the benefit of society and the community and can take many forms. It is undertaken freely and by choice without concern for financial gain. All partners recognise that volunteering activities are an important part of citizenship and essential to public life and democracy.

Choice: We believe people must be free to choose to volunteer.

Diversity: We believe volunteering should be open to all, across different backgrounds, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, faith or other factors. However, some projects may not be suitable for particular groups of people to volunteer for and this can be discussed with the volunteer.

Mutual Respect: We believe volunteers should expect to gain something in return for giving their time, energy and skills. This could include a sense of worthwhile achievement, useful skills, experience and contacts, sociability and fun or inclusion in the life of the organisation.

Recognition: We recognise volunteers’ contribution to the health and wellbeing of the community, public sector organisations, the social economy and to wider social objectives. We recognise volunteering has costs which impact upon the resources and capacity of volunteer involving organisations. We recognise volunteers should not be used as replacements for paid employees.

You can read the New Newcastle Compact here.

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