Volunteer opportunities

We have a range of volunteering opportunities available to people who want to update their skills, meet new friends or improve their CV.

If you want to make a difference to people in the Tees Valley, our award winning volunteer programme supports people of all ages to get involved in a number of volunteering opportunities.

People you could help

Our volunteering programme provides vital support to Thirteen’s service users. As a volunteer, you could help:

  • tenants and their families
  • young people and young families
  • people who are experiencing mental health issues
  • people who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness.

There are two main ways to volunteer with us:

  • peer mentors: volunteers who can use their own life experiences to provide mentoring and support to people at difficult points in their lives
  • volunteers: volunteers who provide mentoring and emotional support for people by supporting our clients and customers to achieve positive changes.

We have a range of others roles including:

  • volunteer activity support: support with co-ordinating activities in our services for clients
  • volunteer health champion: raising awareness of health and well-being 
  • volunteer community ambassador: raising service profiles and identifying local community needs.

We also have specialist volunteer roles including:

  • volunteer counsellor 
  • volunteer occupational therapist
  • volunteer alternative therapist.

The benefits of volunteering

As a volunteer you could receive:

  • induction training
  • specific and on-going training related to your role
  • support from all our expert staff at Thirteen
  • out of pocket expenses
  • regular supervision
  • insurance.

Get in touch

To find out more about our volunteering opportunities, get in touch with a volunteer and peer mentor co-ordinator by contacting us.