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Meet our new Volunteering Advisor

Hello, my name is Sandra and I am the newly appointed Volunteering Advisor at GVOC.

I have been a volunteer for many years and get a great deal of satisfaction from meeting new people, learning new skills, and supporting my local community. In the role of Volunteering Advisor I am able to help prospective volunteers find an opportunity that they enjoy doing, and work with a number of organisations to find volunteers.

Volunteer Centre profile

The Volunteer Centre at GVOC currently provides an outlet where voluntary and charitable organisations can advertise their volunteering opportunities. We also provide a brokerage service for people who would like to volunteer.


If you are interested in volunteering but not sure what to do or how to start, then why not pop along to one of our Drop-Ins which take place every fortnight. At the Drop-In you will find out about the volunteer opportunities that are available across Gateshead.  You will be able to talk to the Volunteering Advisor about your skills and knowledge and what areas of volunteering you may be interested in. There may be volunteer opportunity details that you can take away with you to read through and follow up, if not the Volunteering Advisor will get in touch when an opportunity becomes available that meets your interest.

The next drop-in dates are:

Monday 16 November 10-12pm

Wednesday 2 December 10-12pm

Monday 14 December 2-4pm

One to one sessions

We also provide One to one sessions, if you are unable to make the Drop-In sessions then give us a call and arrange a One to one session to discuss volunteer opportunities at a time that suits you.

Outreach Drop-In

If you are an organisation or community group that feels your group would benefit from a Drop-In at your premises then give us a ring to arrange a suitable time.

Volunteering in the community

If you are a community group or voluntary organisation we can come along to talk to your group to raise the awareness of volunteering in the community.

Employee Volunteering

In the New Year we are hoping to set up some Employee Volunteering opportunities, so do get in touch if you are an Employer who have a team of staff who would like to undertake volunteering as a work group, and if you are an organisation who have an opportunity that a group of staff could do together.

Contact Sandra on 0191 478 4103 or email