North East Migration Partnership


Alison Robinson, North East Migration Partnership Officer, has shared some useful resources:

Alison has also made an offer of free ESOL training for volunteers in the form of a 2 or 3 hour session based on her extensive experience of working with Pre-Entry learners, and any other help she can offer in her role as regional ESOL Coordinator, especially with regards to Syrian learners.

Contact: Alison Robinson, North East Migration Partnership Officer at Middlesbrough Council by calling 01642 729451 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Volunteering: Same Book, New Chapter


We’d like to start what we hope will become a series of blogs giving volunteer perspectives on volunteering in Northumberland with an anonymous blog written by one of our own volunteers, entitled ‘Volunteering: Same Book, New Chapter’.
We do hope that other volunteers will come forward to tell us about their own volunteering experiences – anonymously too if they prefer.  If a volunteer’s experiences have not all been positive, they may find it much easier to tell their story if they know they and their organisation need not be identified.  And our own Anonymous Blogger is happy to meet with volunteers to chat about their experiences and help them put something together.
If your organisation involves volunteers, please let them know about ‘Volunteering Adventures in Northumberland’.  They (or you) can contact our Anonymous Blogger by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

FREE online Community Directory listing, and complimentary membership of Northumberland Trustees' Network

We are updating the information we hold on our members to ensure we have only the most up-to-date details on file in preparation for additional benefits of Northumberland CVA membership, which is free to voluntary and community groups and organisations that operate in Northumberland:  

Online Community Directory: We will soon be offering our members FREE listings in an online community directory that allows the facility of searching for organisations by name, the services they provide, the client groups they work with and the geographical areas of Northumberland in which they work, as well as by venue and by the meeting spaces they offer.

If you’d like to be listed in the directory and you are already a member of Northumberland CVA, please complete our update form

If you are not yet a member of Northumberland CVA, you can complete our application for membership form.


Complimentary membership of Northumberland Trustees’ Network:  Membership of the network normally costs £50 per year for organisations with a turnover of £10,000 or more (free to those with a turnover below £10,000).  Now it is free to Northumberland CVA members.  All you need to do is complete the network application form so we can register your individual trustees to give them access.

Members of Northumberland Trustees' Network receive additional monthly e-bulletins that are full of news on legal updates, governance issues, consultations, events and networking opportunities.  They also have access to a huge library of over 400 useful resources. If you are not yet a member of Northumberland CVA but would like to join to get complimentary membership of Northumberland Trustees’ Network, you can complete our application for membership form

If you are a member of Northumberland CVA but we do not have the contact details of your trustees, please complete our update form.

If you want to be a member of Northumberland Trustees' Network but not Northumberland CVA, simply complete and return our application form for Northumberland Trustees' Network.


Membership of Northumberland CVA also offers the following benefits:

  • Free job advertising via the fortnightly e-bulletin ( distribution list of over 950 contacts) and the Northumberland CVA website
  • Reduced rates for events/training offered by Northumberland CVA, Northumberland VCS Assembly or Northumberland Trustees’ Network
  • Cheque handling service
  • Northumberland CVA voting rights  
  • Reduced rates for room hire at Northumberland CVA premises
  • Reduced rates for hire of Northumberland CVA equipment
  • Reduced rates for office services

If you’d like to find out more about membership of Northumberland CVA and Northumberland Trustees' Network, or you are not sure whether you are already a member, please call Jackie Auld on 01670 858688 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.