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Lucy Joins GVOC's GSVP Team

Lucy Pickard has joined the GSVP (Gateshead Supported Volunteers Programme) Team for the next six months. She is covering Emma Price's Maternity leave and is really excited to be part of the team! Over the next few weeks Lucy is going to be very busy organising festive events at community centres around Gateshead.

GVOC welcomes new Trustee

We are very pleased to welcome Peter Craig as a new GVOC Trustee. Peter is a ward Councillor for Whickham and works in the IT industry. He has extensive experience of community work as a founder, trustee, volunteer and organiser including 15 years as a volunteer leader within the Scout Association. Peter has also been a school governor and Chair of Governors for 16 years.

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.

Have Your Say - Gateshead Council Budget Consultation 2016-18

Gateshead Council have launched their consultation on the 2016-18 Budget and are seeking the views of Gateshead residents. Full details can be found at:  

You will be able to have your say on the proposals until 30 December 2015. Gateshead Council will listen to your views as these will help inform our decision making.

GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund

The GALAXY Hot Chocolate Fund will be launched on November 2 2015.  Through the Fund, we will be donating eighty awards of £300 over a 17 week period to warm hearted community projects and people.


We would really appreciate it if you could encourage any local charities, organisations who are providing help to give up cigarettes free of charge.


In the meantime, we will be sending out free jars and