Group of the month

KEY is a small local charity based in South Tyneside who provide advice, support and accommodation to young people aged 16 to 25 who are experiencing hardship and / or threatened with homeless. It was set up in 1992 by volunteers from several local churches that came together after a homeless young man died on…

Volunteer of the month

Yvonne Tatum: Volunteer at South Tyneside CVS Yvonne began volunteering at South Tyneside CVS in 2009 and dedicates her time once a week. Having never used IT equipment before Yvonne is now comfortable in using a computer on her own. She is always willing to give new tasks a go and having done so Yvonne…

Group of the month

Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke. In the last 20 years the number of people dying of stroke has halved while the number of major strokes has decreased by 40 per cent. More people than ever are benefitting from cutting-edge treatments and making full…

Mark Ellwood

Mark Ellwood (Volunteer of the month) Mark began volunteering at South Tyneside CVS in 2008 and dedicates his time twice weekly. Mark has built up positive relationships with staff and other volunteers in the organisation. During his time at CVS Mark has picked up many administration skills and has met interesting characters along the way….

Group of the Month

Street Angels is a voluntary community group from all walks of life who work with South Tyneside Council and Northumbria Police, to patrol the night time economy of South Shields town Centre on a Saturday night. Their role is to assist in the health and wellbeing of all members of the public, liaise with Northumbria…

Place Changers

Colleen Watton – Volunteer at You First (South Tyneside CVS) Colleen has been volunteering at CVS for nearly two years now and is one of our regular volunteers. She is well known for her funny personality and positive attitude towards everything. Throughout her time at CVS she has proven that she is a positive, motivated…

Place Changers

The KAYAKS South Tyneside’s Kids and Young Adults Klub – Is a weekend, voluntary run support group provided by a dedicated team of volunteers. They are an independent group who rely on donations and sponsors to provide a wide range of fun and recreational activities for special needs children, teenagers and young adults. While providing…