Get Involved

Get Involved

We are a forward-thinking, dynamic company with a ‘can-do’ approach.  Our aim is to make a difference to people’s lives and support them to be the best they can.  If you think you can make a difference then we’d like to hear from you.

To see our latest vacancies or if you would like to become a volunteer then please see information below.

Current Vacancies

Hostel Sessional Worker

12.5 hours day or night shift (£114 per session)

Tyne Housing Association regularly uses Sessional Workers to cover sickness & holiday at our hostels in Newcastle and North Tyneside.

If you are interested in applying then please click on the links below:

Completed forms should be returned by email to

Volunteer Vacancies

Ouseburn Farm

Our inner city farm strives to meet the needs of the community in many different ways including education, recreation, events and community projects, arts and entertainment. We are a farm committed to growing the skills of everyone that comes to the farm.

Without the help of committed volunteers, we could not continue this work. Many of our volunteers have great skills that are very useful to the farm, and we want to give as many opportunities for volunteers to develop their skills, build their confidence and be provided with stepping stone in preparation for work.

We are particularly interested in anyone who would like to become a mentor to one of our adult placement trainees in all areas of our training.

No matter how much or how little of your time you can give, if you have a particular skill you can bring to the farm that you would like to share, then we would like to hear from you.

Make an appointment with a member of our staff by telephoning 0191 232 3698 or by emailing

All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. For further information and an application form, please click on the above job titles or write to: Tyne Housing Association, St Silas Church Building, Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1PG.

Meet Barbara - Residential Support Worker

Barbara Nesbitt works as a residential support worker for two of our schemes in South Tyneside. She joined Tyne Housing in 2014 after working in various security roles for ten years.

Her role is to provide day-to-day support for up to 15 residents by teaching them essential skills such as budgeting, applying for jobs, accessing services and cooking skills to enable them move on with their tenancy and live independently.

Commenting on her role, she said: “We provide the necessary support to help residents move on with their lives. Everybody’s needs are different so some residents are with us for up to six months while others are more longer term and need continued support but there is nothing more satisfying than seeing those residents regaining their confidence and motivation to be able to move on and live independently.”

Meet Barbara

Meet George - Volunteer

George Bannister has been a volunteer with Tyne Housing since February 2016. He gives up his time six days per week to manage our charity store on Wilfred Street in Byker.

As a current resident of Tyne Housing, he volunteers his time because he wants to give something back to the community.

He also volunteered at Community Furniture in Newcastle for two years before applying to help out at Tyne Housing. Initially, he went out on the van for collections and deliveries but over time, has been given more responsibility and is now managing the store which includes educational workshops and a training kitchen selling items to raise much needed funds for Ouseburn Farm. He handles telephone enquiries, cash payments and organises collections and deliveries.

George said: “I used to be heavy drinker but now I am on the straight and narrow and volunteering gives me something to focus on rather than just being stuck in a rut. It’s better than sitting in the house. I love meeting people and it gives me great satisfaction and pleasure that I am giving something back to the community. I would definitely recommend it.”

Meet George

Become a Volunteer

Becoming a Volunteer

We are always looking to recruit new volunteers, to enhance the services we provide to our clients and to provide valuable opportunities for members of the community to gain experience in our fields of work. All of our volunteers are given the opportunity to take part in the work related training that we offer to employees.

The range of projects include;

Joseph Cowen Health Care Centre

This drop-in centre provides healthcare advice services to homeless men and women and those who cannot register with a GP. The centre offers a needle exchange service, food vouchers, private rooms as well as the opportunity of a welcome cup of tea, warm bath and shower and change of clothing. As a volunteer, you would assist the staff team in the running of the centre, providing advice to centre users.

The centre also runs a weekly emergency GP service with the help of Dr Joe Kelliher. The service is held every Wednesday morning between 9.00am and 12.00pm and is available on a first-come first-served basis to homeless men and women and those who cannot register with a GP.

For further information contact: or 01912658621

Ouseburn Farm

Ouseburn Farm is a community project providing educational classrooms and workshops for vulnerable adults or adults who may be chronically excluded.

The farm provides life skills training to adults with learning disabilities who assist in the day to day running of the farm by tending the animals, growing various plants and vegetables, and working in the farm’s café. All trainees and volunteers receive food handling and hygiene training.

Ouseburn Farm receives educational visits from schools throughout the region.
The Farm is expanding as a community resource and needs volunteers to help. Experience is not necessary as staff are available to give advice and direction and all volunteers will be able to access appropriate training provided by Tyne Housing. Volunteering at Ouseburn Farm provides an excellent opportunity for those wishing to gain skills in agriculture and horticulture,and providing support to vulnerable adults.

For further information contact:

Hostels and Supported Housing

Tyne Housing has a large number of well established supported housing projects. Each person living in our supported housing has a personalised support plan completed in partnership with their residential support worker. Due to the personal nature of our work with residents of supported housing and the difficult nature of some of the issues they face, we do not feel it is appropriate for volunteers to give support directly to our service users. However, we are keen for volunteers with specific interests and skills to work with our staff in facilitating group activities with service users, particularly in sports, arts and leisure activities. We are open to all suggestions for activities that could be of therapeutic benefit, or increase the confidence and social skills of our service users.

For further information contact: or 01912240201

Furniture Restoration Workshop

Residents can attend educational therapy workshops to learn new skills, engage in learning and socialise.  The workshops receive donations of furniture, restores them and then sells them to raise much needed funds for our Ouseburn Farm charity. Volunteers help us by selling items in the shop, collecting and delivering items and passing on any skills they have to participants.

We are looking for individuals (18yrs+) who would like to offer their time in running the stores. Van drivers (21yrs+) are essential for the transportation of items to and from the workshop. We are keen to meet individuals with previous customer service, sales and retail experience but this is in no way essential as training and support will be provided.

All volunteers will have an enhanced DBS check prior to being accepted for volunteering activities.

It is very important for our service users and trainees that anyone working with them, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity is both punctual and reliable.

Volunteers are required to adhere to a range of policies including the associations code of conduct.

For further information call 01912651360

If you are interested in any of these volunteering roles then we’d like to hear from you.  To download an application form for volunteer work, please click here.