Volunteer roles within Gateshead Children Centres can be adapted to suit the individual knowledge, skills and experience of a volunteer.  We will also consider their interests and ambitions for the future. 

Gateshead Children Centres provide a place for families with children under the age of 5 years old to socialise with other families.  We deliver services which support children's development and we also offer advice and support to parents/carers.

Children Centre volunteers will support activity workers, parent outreach workers and our partners to deliver one or more of the following activities and services:

  • Toy library
  • play time
  • trike time
  • toy time
  • holiday activities & events
  • soft play & bouncy castle 
  • childminders
  • foster carers 
  • baby time
  • toddler time
  • time together
  • stay & play 
  • baby massage
  • caring for children 
  • lets start learning
  • well child clinics
  • weaning sessions
  • bosom buddies
  • pre-school sensory group
  • parent & toddler group
  • Cedars Academy Sensory Group
  • care leavers & children 
  • events - international day of the Midwife/Maternity Voices Partnership

Volunteers are needed to help support the delivery of the group sessions. 

Volunteers will need to be able to:

  • sign families in & out of the children centre
  • ensure information is stored in a safe place

Volunteers will be provided with:

  • an in-depth induction on the building and the general housekeeping 
  • an opportunity to become involved in the design of children centres activities as well as the delivery. 


Skills needed

Volunteers will be using their own knowledge and support from Children Centre Officers to design weekly sessions to be offered to all participants. 
Register your interest
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