This week I decided to head to the FareShare’s North East regional distribution centre to volunteer as a warehouse assistant. Read on to find out how FareShare is redistributing surplus food to charities, who can then bring delicious, healthy meals to those who need them.
Volunteering Opportunity: Tyne Rivers Trust
This week I’d like to share with you all an excellent volunteering opportunity specifically for those interested in protecting the environment and conservation. Read on to find out all about how Tyne Rivers Trust is taking care of the River Tyne and its surrounding communities.
Volunteering with N.E.S.T: Teaching English to refugees and asylum seekers
This week I decided to go along to a N.E.S.T volunteering session, where I got the opportunity to teach English to refugees in Newcastle. Read on to find out more about how this amazing project is helping refugees and asylum seekers to improve their communication skills, break down social barriers and enhance their employability…
Volunteering with FoodCycle Byker: cooking a meal for the local community
This week I decided to head to Byker Community Centre to volunteer as a cook with FoodCyle Byker! I also spoke to project leaders Zoe and Yoli about what FoodCycle has achieved in Byker and why volunteers are so important. Read on to find out how I got on…
5 Top Tips for Volunteering as a Student
This week I decided to compile a list of top tips that you need to know before getting involved in volunteering as a student…
Micro Volunteering with NUSU Go Volunteer: Sewing bags for children with Hickman lines
This week I took part in some “Micro Volunteering” to kick off my blog. I spent a morning sewing together handmade “Wiggly Bags” for children with Hickman lines to store their extra tubes in. All of the bags will be donated to children at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle.
Welcome to The Giving Back Blog!
Have you ever stopped to think about how much you’re “Giving Back” to your local community?
Since moving to the North East to study at Newcastle University a year ago, I have had so many amazing experiences. From exploring cultural attractions such as the Angel of the North to experiencing Newcastle’s amazing nightlife, I’ve done it all.