Volunteering Opportunities

The Haltwhistle Partnership has various volunteering opportunities so whatever your interest if you want to help, please make contact in the first instance with our Chairman Julie Gibbon.

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with the following activities:

Community Shops - The Partnership operates two community shops on Westgate - a general charity shop and a bookshop. These are run entirely by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to help please call in and talk to them. We are hoping to be able to sell donated electrical goods but need a volunteer to be trained as a PAT tester. If you are interested please let us know. We now have a volunteer for PAT testing but more are always welcome.

Sustainability - in its widest sense. We are looking for 2 volunteers to receive Carbon Literacy training and 2 volunteers to receive training in signposting energy advice. There is also scope for a volunteer to be trained as a PAT tester for the west Northumberland area to help service members of the West Northumberland Community Buildings Consortium. Also if you are interested in helping to make Haltwhistle Carbon Neutral then please make contact.

Station Adoption Team - looking after Haltwhistle Railway Station, litter picking, reporting faults, locking and unlocking the waiting rooms.

Community Gardeners - looking after the garden at the rear of Westbourne House and various beds around the town including the tubs at the Railway Station. The group meet on Wednesday mornings.

Haltwhistle Growing Together Community Allotment - looking after the polytunnel, herb, fruit and vegetable beds in the garden at Hillside, 33 Park Avenue, Haltwhistle (bottom of the school drive). Meeting times vary depending on the season.

Older People's Project - supporting older people with weekly coffee mornings, monthly lunch club and are developing a dementia support group.

Zigzag - supporting those feeling isolated for whatever reason. Meet twice a month for activities and chat.

Trustees - helping to run the Partnership including supporting and initiating projects, operating residential and commercial property, advocating for and representing the community.