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Volunteering

Volunteering

Being a volunteer with Grace House North East can be very interesting and fulfilling. Our volunteers give their time, energy and enthusiasm to support us in all aspects of promoting and running the charity, maintaining the building, and raising vital funds. We could not do it without them.

Volunteering roles include:

Fundraising

Helping to plan, organise and run events, campaigns and appeals

Staffing reception

Bing a first point of contact for all our visitors

Office duties

Counting cash from collection boxes; helping with mail-shots; merchandise counting and sorting

Basic building and garden maintenance

Help us keep Grace House looking pristine; touching up paintwork; basic maintenance; hanging pictures; gardening

Doing talks about the work of Grace House

Raise awareness of the appeal among local schools, groups and organisations. Talk about why Grace House is needed, what we spend the money on, which children benefit, and what difference it makes. Full training will be given. Attend cheque presentations in your area on behalf of Grace House

Helping at events

If you have less time to give or don't want to make a regular commitment, this is the volunteering opportunity for you! You can commit to as little as two hours a year and still do a great deal to raise funds for Grace House!

Driving

Picking up and dropping off equipment, merchandise, information etc

We also have a minibus which we use to pick up the children for their over night stay or to go out on an activity.

To apply to be a volunteer please complete the application form and send to info@gracehouse.co.uk or telephone us on 0191 5252885.

All volunteers will be asked to provide the names of two people who can vouch for your suitability to volunteer for Grace House. Some volunteering roles also require volunteers to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check - formerly known as a CRB check. Under Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exception Order 1975) spent convictions must also be declared.

Corporate Supporters

Companies can support Grace House by donating their staff's time.

Imagine freeing up ten people in your business, for five hours twice a year. The impact on your business may be minimal, but the impact at Grace House will be huge.

Those 100 hours can transform a patch of garden that needs landscaping, or can create a mural along one whole corridor. If we can guarantee our volunteer hours, we can then draft specialist landscape or mural artists in to guide them.

Your company can support Grace House by enabling some of your employees to give us their time. Typically, a group of staff come to Grace House at an agreed date and time, and help us launch, progress or complete a key project. Please email info@gracehouse.co.uk or telephone 0191 5252885 and we would be glad to meet up to discuss further

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Fundraising
Events
Lottery
Corporate Packages
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