Key Facts

  • Running in Newcastle, England
  • Connects volunteers to meaningful opportunities across the city
  • Opportunities are not Volunteering Matters’ projects

Volunteer Centre Newcastle acts as a connector between people and their communities. We create relationships with a range of people from volunteers and local charities to social enterprises and social groups. We maintain a database of local volunteer opportunities and use our expert local knowledge to discuss volunteering opportunities that are right for the volunteer.

We do our best to ensure that opportunities we find suit the volunteers individual wants and needs, and fit around their schedule. So whether volunteers are working full-time, part-time or are currently unemployed, retired, or in education we try to find opportunities to suit. Volunteering brings so much to the volunteer, from improved confidence, heightened social experience and employability, and all of our opportunities provide something unique.

Coordinators in community groups can expect an expert level of support in all issues relating to volunteering including representation at local, regional and national forums.  To access our service you need to live, work, learn or want to improve the communities within Newcastle.

We can support any size group, charity, individual that wishes to recruit, manage or establish a volunteer program in Newcastle. This includes good practice sharing, training for volunteer coordinators, mentoring and representing the sector as an infrastructure organisation. We also try to support companies looking at group volunteering actions for their staff.