Action for Children


* Family Support Volunteers Central

Our Vision

Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

We need volunteers to support our staff and the children and carers attending our groups who are resident in the North and Outer West areas of Newcastle.


Activities will include:

  • Supporting play between the children and carers within our venues and other community buildings
  • Promoting the learning opportunities associated with activities offered, which could be Parenting Groups or Adult Learning courses
  • Signposting carers to appropriate members of staff or other services for support and advice
  • Helping to set up and clear away after activities
  • Opportunities to accompany families to other groups and services
  • Reporting any concerns or problems to staff members
  • Contributing to the planning and evaluation to develop the group
  • Opportunities to become involved in other Action for Children volunteering roles locally and nationally
  • As part of Action for Children's Safeguarding Policy we will expect all volunteers to undergo a disclosure check. This will be organised by project staff

We work together to reach our vision of safe and happy childhoods. A diverse workforce enriches the lives of the children and young people we work with and we welcome applications from everyone. We value and celebrate our differences and as an inclusive workplace we want everyone to be themselves.

Contact: Clare Bowley at who will be happy to support with your application.

Action for Children are PassionateAmbitiousCollaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.


Volunteer Opportunities

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* Galafield Community Centre

Mission Statement

Community Cafe Volunteer


Action for Children is a national charity that supports and speaks out on behalf of the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the heart of communities throughout the UK. 

In Newcastle we run the Galafield Community Hub and Cafe, in the Outer West of the City.

The Galafield Community Hub in Newbiggin Hall is a thriving centre serving the whole community. We have Sports and Leisure activities, support groups, Dance, New Baby sessions and Adult Learning. Alongside this we have specialist support when needed such as benefits advice and a Foodbank.

The Community Cafe is a new venture at the heart of the centre. This is a welcoming and friendly place for people to drop in and relax, with a Soft Play Centre opening soon.  We are providing the space for people to re-connect and end the isolation that COVID has imposed.

We are looking for volunteers to support the Cafe Manager to provide a warm welcome to everyone using the cafe, to assist in the day to day running of the Community Café, e.g. preparing food and clearing up in compliance with Food Hygiene and Health and Safety regulations (full training will be given), to help organise special events e.g. children’s events, family cook sessions, pensioners lunches.

Action for Children are PassionateAmbitiousCollaborative and Inclusive. We aspire for every child and young person in the country to have a safe and happy childhood and the foundations they need to thrive.

Community Cafe Assistant

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* North East Independent Visitors

Our Vision

Our volunteers aim to build relationships and help young people feel positive about their futures.

We do this by giving them stability, support and guidance through being carefully matched with a fully trained adult that is committed to spend time with them.

Volunteering opportunities

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