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Age UK Gateshead depends on volunteers to provide essential services in our local community. Interested in joining our team and making a difference?


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Embrace the Power of Volunteering

At Age UK Gateshead we appreciate the impact of volunteering. Whether you're a seasoned volunteer or just starting to explore, let's talk about why volunteering is important and how you can get involved.

Why Volunteer?

  • Give Back with Purpose: Volunteering is your chance to give back to your community and causes you deeply care about. It's a way to contribute to positive change and make a meaningful difference.

  • Grow Your Skills: Volunteering isn't just about kindness; it's also an opportunity for personal and professional growth. You can learn new skills, expand your knowledge.

  • Forge Meaningful Connections: Through volunteering, you can connect with like-minded individuals who share your values. Building strong relationships and networks is an inherent part of the volunteering experience.

  • Experience Fulfillment: Kniwing that today you helped to make a person smile is once of the best feeling in the world and it will automatically give you a sense of fulfillment and purpose.

  • Broaden Your Horizons: Volunteering often exposes you to new experiences, perspectives, and challenges. It's a chance to broaden your horizons and gain a deeper understanding of the world.

How to Get Started

Ready to kickstart your volunteering adventure with Age UK Gateshead? Here's how you started:

  1. Explore Opportunities: Check out the different services on our website, all powered by volunteers. You'll discover a wide range of causes to support, pick the one which catches your eye. 

  2. Sign Up: Give us a call, an email or alternativley fill out the form below. We will then work with with you to create a volunteer profile, and sign you up for the opportunities that resonate with your interests and schedule.

  3. Orientation and Training: Depending on the role, you may be required to attend a training session to familiarise yourself with our organisation and your responsibilities.

  4. Make a Difference: Once you're all set, it's time to start volunteering and make a tangible impact in your community and beyond.

Join Us in Creating Change

At Age UK Gateshead, we invite you to be part of our mission to create positive change through volunteering. Together, we can make the world a better place. Get started today and discover the fulfilling journey of volunteering with us.

What else you can do to support us

  • Take part in a fundraiser

    Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? We have regular events such as sponsored walks, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale.

  • Get your colleagues involved

    Could you chat with your colleagues or boss about how your company can join in the volunteering fun with us? We've got lots of ideas for corporate involvement, like team-building events, using your skills to help out, or even chipping in with equipment or resources."