Volunteer Positions

Organisation: Keep Active 

Location: Boldon Community Association, Heworth Grange (Gateshead), Bede College (Sunderland), Raich Carter (Sunderland) and East Durham College (Peterlee).

Role: Multi Activity Volunteer

Hours: Approximately 6 hours per day

Volunteer description:

Keep Active are looking for volunteers to help with their Multi Activity Camps during school holidays across the North East.

This is an ideal opportunity to gain vital experience for anyone wanting to work with children in a sports, teaching, a childcare environment or looking to give back to their local community.

The camps run from 08.45am until 3.00pm each day and have approximately 30-40 children aged 5-13 attending on a daily basis.

You will be overseen by a Camp Manager throughout the day and there is the potential to move from volunteer to a Level 1 Assistant (paid up to £100 per week), through to running your own camp as a Camp Manager (£200 per week).

You can commit to anything from just one day to the whole week - every day you volunteer makes a massive difference so Keep Active welcome any support.

Keep Active can reimburse up to £5 per day for travel expenses (please keep your receipts).

You will need a DBS Certificate and ideally you would hold either a Safeguarding or First Aid certificate; if you do not have these certificates then please still apply as they may be able to help you towards these.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supporting the camp manager.
  • Helping to sign parents/children in and out of the camp.
  • Learning new skills, games and activities.

Qualifications and Skills

No qualifications or skills are required, however a DBS is preferred. Safeguarding is required (but this can be arranged free of charge and in your own time).


  • Giving back
  • Learning new skills
  • Future paid work opportunities

How to apply: To apply, please contact Philip Hancock by email: phillip@keepactive.org.uk or phone: 07951770543.

Point of contact: Philip Hancock