Be a Volunteer

We are an independent, local charity based in South Shields dedicated to supporting ALL the people over the age of 50 in the Borough of South Tyneside. Our dedicated volunteers are a crucial part of the work we do, without their time and effort we would be unable to offer our wide range of services, activities and events.
Volunteering with us gives you the opportunity:

  • to meet new people,
  • gain work experience
  • use your existing skills and/or learn new ones
  • improve the lives of older people
  • put something back into the local community
  • stay active after retirement
  • work with friendly and supportive teams

We are always looking to recruit volunteers in roles such as Reception/Administrators, Activity Assistants, Befrienders, Drivers, Digital Inclusion Tutors and more. Working hours are whatever suits you as an individual e.g. 1 hour a week, 4 days a month. We provide all of our volunteers with a full induction to ACTS,  together with relevant informal and accredited training.

If Volunteering appeals to you then find out more by:

calling us on 0191 456 6903 and ask to speak to the Volunteer Coordinator
or via email (subject: Volunteering)
or Complete and send our Get In Touch form

Download a copy of our Volunteer Application Form.

Make a Donation

Although we receive some funding from the Local Authority and the NHS, over a third of what we do is funded through individual donations; providing 3 hours of specialist advice or support, to secure Attendance Allowance for example, costs around £65 – so any contribution you make means many more people get free advice and information, as well as free access to social activities and support.  Without your generosity we could not continue to help the people we do.

If you feel able to make a one-off donation, you can do it in the following ways:

  • In person, using cash or cheque, at our centre in South Shields
  • By post, using a cheque made out to Age Concern Tyneside South – send to ACTS, 29 Beach Road, South Shields, NE33 2QU
  • By Bank Transfer to Age Concern Tyneside South (For bank transfer details email subject: donation to

We will acknowledge all donations personally where we have an address for the donor; if you use a Bank Transfer and would like an acknowledgement, please drop us a line, letting us know the amount and date of your donation and we will send one to you.

Raise Funds

There are a variety of different ways that you can help us to raise much needed funds. As an individual you can fundraise, by being sponsored for taking part in a personal challenge or organising an event ( a coffee morning perhaps). We really do appreciate your support and you can be certain that all the funds you raise will be used in supporting the older people in South Tyneside.

For more information call us on 0191 456 6903 and ask to speak to the Fundraising Worker.

Be a Partner

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