Whether you are an organisation already working with volunteers or are just setting up your volunteer programme, we can offer support and advice on recruiting and supporting your volunteers.


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NEWS Volunteer Connect is now live


From 4 January 2017 all volunteering opportunities will be available through our new database Volunteer Connect.

The new database provides vastly improved options both for prospective volunteers and you as volunteer involving organisations. The improvements include:

  • better search functions for prospective volunteers by area, organisation, distance from home, type of organisation, type of activity and times needed so that prospective volunteers can find the best matched opportunities
  • prospective volunteers will be able to register and contact organisations directly on-line to express an interest or request more information so avoiding delays in contacting you. You can also make a more speedy response to ensure prospective volunteers see that you value their interest
  • organisations will be able to register on-line and then directly add and remove their own opportunities as well as amending contact details or opportunity information. You may still complete our volunteer opportunity template and we can add the information to the new database for you but you will have the option to be more in control of your opportunities and organisation details

To register or to view and add new opportunities to Volunteer Connect please click here or on the log in / register button above.

If you did not notify us that you wanted your opportunities to be transferred to Volunteer Connect, they will no longer be available through our website. To check if your opportunities are still available either register by clicking here or search all the available opportunities here.

To add your existing or new volunteering opportunities please either register on Volunteer Connect (click here) or complete our volunteer opportunity template and return to us.

For guidance on registering or completing the new volunteer opportunity template see:
Volunteer Connect – Guidance on registering and adding or reviewing opportunities
Volunteer Connect – Guidance for completing new opportunity template For guidance on developing effective adverts for Volunteer Connect click here

If you have any queries about this exciting development please contact Northumberland CVA Tel:01670 858688 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We provide advice on best practice and volunteering Need information about how to ensure that you are providing a great experience for your volunteers, want to recruit the right people to your organisation or just don’t know where to start? Then visit our resources page for a range of information for volunteer involving organisations. If you have a specific enquiry, are new to volunteer management or would like to discuss any aspect of volunteer support and management then contact Michelle Cadby on 01670 858688 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We can promote your volunteering opportunities

We can help your volunteer recruitment by promoting your volunteering opportunities through our website.

You are now able to add, amend or remove your own voluntering opportunities directly on-line. Click here to register

If you would prefer us to add your opportunities, just download and complete the volunteer opportunity template and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we’ll do the rest!

We are also able to display posters and leaflets at our offices in Ashington.


We organise volunteer fairs and network meetings across the county

If you would like to promote your organisation, recruit new volunteers and meet with colleagues, then look out for details of future volunteer fairs on our website and in the Northumberland CVA fortnightly e-bulletins.