Volunteers are a vital part of the work we carry out at Age Concern Tyneside South.
Whether you are looking to learn new skills, gain work experience or to use the skills and experience you have to put something back into the community or stay active after retirement - find out more about our volunteering opportunities
Whatever your talents or interests we are sure to find something that you would enjoy doing, which would support us to help older people in South Tyneside. You could bring a wealth of skills and experience to support us to deliver our wide range of services to older people across the Borough.
A full induction to Age Concern Tyneside South is provided and volunteers are provided with relevant informal and accredited training to enable them to carry out their role in our local community.
If you are interested in volunteering, simply download a copy of our Volunteer Application Form
We are currently recruiting for the following volunteer roles:
WW1 Heritage Project Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers interested in local history to conduct research into public health within South Tyneside during the First World War and the period immediately after the war. This information will then be used in heritage walks around South Tyneside. You will meet like minded people, have access to a wide range of records and help promote both remembering our town's position during an important time and the well being benefits of walking
Art and Craft Tutors
We provide a wide range of physical and social activities across South Tyneside. Activities currently include art workshop, seated exercise, lunch clubs and walking groups. Training is provided to volunteers who are interested in delivering regular groups to improve older people's health and wellbeing across the Borough.
We are always looking for volunteers to support us with our fundraising both in the office and out and about across the community to help organise community events such as coffee mornings, cake sales or even music concerts, build relationships with local businesses to ask for support or simply support us to distribute our collection tins.
Digital Inclusion Tutors
Our Digital Inclusion Services provides basic and advanced computer courses from our office and across the community to educate older people about the benefits of going online. If you have a good understanding of technology and have time to teach older people for a couple of hours per week, please get in touch.
Family History Tutor
Volunteers are required to provide support, advice and coaching on using technology to research family history. An interest in family history and knowledge of online searching techniques is required.
Heritage Project Volunteers
ACTS are currently engaged in a 2 year Heritage Lottery Funding project to uncover the history of 29 Beach Road, South Shields. Volunteers are needed to assist in researching the history of 29 Beach Road, South Shields. This involves researching the history of the original owner, his career and family background as well as finding our how the ownership and use of the house has changed over time in the context of wider architectural landscape of the town.
Information and Advice
Our information and advice service is our largest service supporting older people in South Tyneside. Volunteers support our advisors to provide information and advice to older people, their carers and family by telephone, email, letter, one to one meetings, outreach sessions and home visits. If you have a background in providing information and advice and feel confident talking to older people, then please get in touch.
We provide a wide range of physical and social activities across South Tyneside. Activities currently include seated exercise, lunch clubs, hand massage, walking groups and zumba. Training is provided to volunteers who are interested in delivering regular groups to improve older people's health and wellbeing across the Borough.
Mini Bus Drivers
Age Concern Tyneside South delivers a number of community based activities and events. Transport can sometimes prevent older people from getting about, this is why we rely on volunteers to help get older people about. If you are an experienced mini bus driver, who has some spare time on their hands to support us to transport older people to one-off events or even regular activities then please get in touch.
With a wide range of services, events and activities to promote, our Service Development Manager is looking for individuals who are interested in assisting with our various marketing and fundraising activities.
We are always looking for volunteers to support with reception and general administration behind the scenes to ensure our services run smoothly. As a receptionist you will be the first point of contact via telephone and face to face. Administration tasks can include producing correspondence, filing and data input. If you are computer literate or would like to work in an office environment then please get in touch.
Signposters will serve as a guide, giving direction to older people who may have been referred by a GP, occupational therapist or care manager for support to identify and access local services. Volunteers will assess older people's needs through information gathering, provide information to enable older people to make informed decisions, signpost to relevant and appropriate services and encourage older people to connect with wider community services and activities. If you are a confident communicator and would like the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people please contact us.
ACTS hosts a number of walking groups. In the past volunteers have supported older people to get fit and active through healthy walks along Hadrian's Wall from Bowness to Segdenum, enjoyed the views of the Northumberland Coast, River Tyne, Wear and Tees and completed a long distance border walk along St Cuthbert's Way. If you enjoy walking and have confidence to become a walk leader then get in touch.
Contact us for further information by calling 0191 456 6903 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org