The role of Gaunless Gateway Volunteer Broker is to promote, develop and support Volunteering across Cockton Hill, Henknowle, Woodhouse Close/ Tindale Crescent, St. Helen Auckland and West Auckland.
The need for the role has been identified after consulting with organisations ,and individuals across our Big Local area. The community informed us that it would be really useful to have a central person to contact in the partnership to link into existing volunteering opportunities for individuals who may have some spare time to give.
We recognise that some organisations may already have the support of in- house coordinators so agreed that a brokerage role was better suited to Big Local aims. Susan Graydon is our Volunteer Broker working on behalf of our partnership.
We have created a database of organisations and local groups who have unfilled volunteer roles available and we match these to individuals who are looking for opportunities they have an interest in.
Susan ensures that any individual looking to volunteer is placed in a safe and welcoming environment.
She will introduce the individual to the organisation or group who will be hosting them under their own policies and procedures and offer ongoing support to both parties.
Examples of volunteer roles supported by Gaunless Gateway Brokerage.
Meals on Wheels drivers
Meals on Wheels companions
Admin and office support
Litter picking activities
Kitchen and meal preparation activities
Food provision and foodbanks
Children and young people's activities including Girl guiding, Girls Friendly Society, Streetgames etc
Small group support
Committee and Trustee roles
Organisations seeking support
Voluntary and community groups
Uniformed organisation such as Scouts, Girl guiding
Youth Centres and groups
Community Interest Companies
Local business with social aims
If you live, work or volunteer in the following areas we can help. Don't worry if you live outside of our area as long as you are able to volunteer within it. A list of postcodes is available below as a guide.
If you are an individual, group or organisation that would like to sign up to the brokerage service then please get in touch with Susan Graydon on 07879 338624 or email Susan@gaunlessgateway.co.uk