Volunteering in South Tyneside

Inspire is the umbrella body for the voluntary sector in South Tyneside. It is passionate about the work that the voluntary sector does across our community and the positive impact that this has.

Inspire offer information and guidance to anyone interested in volunteering and have launched a community platform that lists current volunteering opportunities and promotes community activities across the borough.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteering your time, energy or expertise has many benefits for an individual, but it also can have a positive impact on your business or organisation.  Volunteering helps people feel connected to a community and across teams. It can help to develop new skills in employees, boost productivity, enhance recruitment and retention and can have a positive impact on an organisation’s reputation.

Volunteering opportunities that are live right now in South Tyneside are listed on the plinth volunteering page Inspire South Tyneside (plinth.org.uk). You can search according to the specialist area you can support with (eg. marketing or youth work ); express an interest in any of the roles listed or share details with staff and colleagues.

If you wish to set up a voluntary event such as a litter pick, you can also use the platform to recruit voluntary support.

Community Activities

Activities from across the voluntary sector in South Tyneside are listed on the plinth community platform Programme Calendar (plinth.org.uk)  Please help spread the word, and make use of this resource amongst employees and colleagues. From women’s walks, to coffee mornings and digital inclusion sessions there really is something for everyone – and you can book directly on to anything that catches your eye on the platform.

What employers can do

If you could spare staff time, skills or other resources Inspire can match you with a local group or charity that need help. Please visit Inspire South Tyneside or e-mail enquiries@inspiresouthtyneside.co.uk

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