Give back in 2022: Volunteering options in and around Newcastle
A popular New Year’s resolution is to volunteer more often, and Newcastle is full of opportunities to give up your time to help those in need as we enter 2022.
From foodbank assistants to football coaches, these are some of the volunteering options around the city as we enter the New Year.
Cancer Research UK
Charity shops in Newcastle are always looking for staff, and 2022 is set to be no different with Cancer Research UK looking to bring people in. Roles include serving customers and supplying good customer service, sorting through donated stock and working on shop displays.
The charity claim that each hour of volunteering results in six items being sold for a total of £20 with a seven hour day generating £140 in the fight to beat cancer. The minimum age for volunteering for the charity is 18 and no prior experience is needed with shifts available on Mondays, Wednesday and Thursday mornings, Friday afternoons and Saturdays.
It isn’t just Cancer Research UK who are looking for assistance in their shops as the Salvation Army are also looking for people to give up their time in order to take on various in-store roles.
From sales assistants to social media specialists, the charity which look to support a number of good causes including the fight against homelessness are hoping to welcome people from across the city to help their fight. Training is given regardless of the role and expenses will be paid for those who drive as part of their role.
Foodbanks can be lifesaving community projects, and this is set to continue into 2022. Across the UK, they are run by volunteers for the less fortunate and with the amount of people in the UK relying on them on the rise, there is no better time to offer your support.
In Newcastle, the local foodbank are currently on the search for warehouse volunteers and centre assistants.
Do you have a keen eye for hidden gems which can sell well? The UK-wide children’s charity are looking for people who can identify items which are most likely to sell online. The role includes researching items and preparing them for pick up.
The charity are only looking for one shift per week, but would be hugely appreciative of anyone who could give more.
Wallsend Boys Club
The youth football club which kickstarted the careers of Peter Beardsley, Steve Bruce, Alan Shearer and Michael Carrick are on the search for a coaching volunteer to assist in delivering coaching sessions to football’s next big stars.
Anyone looking to give their time will be part of an initial induction programme as well as ongoing training for the role.