Donation Support Volunteer

  • Location Newcastle upon Tyne/Remote

Situated in Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, the Joseph Cowen Health Centre provides a range of health and wellbeing services to rough sleepers and other isolated individuals who require help and support with a range of issues. The project provides access to GP’s, harm reduction support (such as a needle exchange), clothing donations, as well as a wide range of wellbeing support such as showers, internet/phone access, and laundry facilities.  

Role Responsibilities:

  • Create relationships with current donating bodies and individuals so that the centre maximises its ability to support those who support us.
  • Identify and approach, potential donating bodies and individuals
  • Help staff manage our clothing store and, where appropriate, support centre visitors to use the clothing donation service
  • Contribute to Tyne’s overall social media activity with a specific emphasis on donations
  • Support Tyne’s Christmas activities again with an emphasis upon donations 

Your experience and qualifications

  • An enthusiasm for and/or knowledge of working with vulnerable, lonely and isolated people and generally working as part of a supportive and friendly team
  • A reasonable level of written English
  • Confidence is making the first contact with people and organisations
  • A willingness to work as part of a team
  • A flexible approach

How to get involved

Please return the filled in application form by email to or by post to Tyne Housing Association Ltd, St Silas Church Building, Clifford Street, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1PG.

Note: Successful applicants will undergo an enhanced disclosure and barring check.

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