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Felling Food Network is established within the Felling Community to provide a weekly 3-ay emergency food parcel distribution point for local people

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Business for Good NE CIC specialises in business start-up support for people with disabilities and long-term health conditions in Gateshead and Newcastle.

We begin by helping you set up your business – we encourage you to think about your goals, your mission, the customer base you’ll have, amongst many other things. This can also include helping you to apply for funding, either through grants or the Access to Work scheme. We will guide you through the application process, assisting with any queries or concerns you may have, and help to write your application with you so it fits

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Gateshead Parent Carer Forum is an organised volunteer group of parents and carers of disabled children and young people who have a variety of spec

We’re so excited that the lovely Father Christmas has said he will make time in his busy schedule to come and visit the Land of Oak & Iron! He’s going to be here for our Frost Fest weekend – Saturday
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We have units meeting weekly in term time for girls aged 4-18. Rainbows (aged 4-7) is all about developing self-confidence, building friendships, learning new things and having fun. By supporting
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Guides take part in a wide range of exciting activities at their regular meetings, and at special events or holidays. You can enable girls to get involved in anything from adventure sports to

Who volunteers?

The answer, really, is anyone who wants to and feels they have time to offer to a worthwhile cause in their community.  So, that could be you too!  Volunteering is one of the most inclusive activities in our community and it is open to anyone who wants to help out.  Volunteering doesn’t have to be a long term and regular commitment in the same place, it can be flexible and suit your needs at any time throughout your life. It's just about finding the right opportunity for you.  Across Gateshead, many organisations are offering varied ways for you to get involved, for example:

  • Gardening or working outside to protect and conserve the local environment.
  • Having a cup of tea with someone who feels isolated.
  • Helping the library archives team to make sure our history is preserved and accessible for others.
  • Helping children learn to read in school.
  • Cooking healthy meals for an older people’s luncheon club or vulnerable families.
  • Driving patients to and from hospital appointments.
  • Writing content for social media posts.
  • Welcoming and taking tickets for a theatre performance …

To get an idea about current volunteering opportunities, take a look at Ways to help... | OurGateshead.

If you need a little more support in finding the right volunteer role for you then please feel free to contact us at

Institute for Volunteering Research: IVS - Where and How can I Volunteer?

We are part of Girlguiding and offer opportunities to our youngest age range.  Girls aged 4-7 are welcome to join us at 1st Dunston Rainbows.   Rai

With guiding girls have fun, adventure and the space to discover their potential