Love South Tyneside aims to introduce civic pride, raise awareness of things taking place in the Borough including volunteering, community events, drop-in sessions and promote the area.
You can support Love South Tyneside by:
- Talking the area up
- Actively promote events in the Borough
- Become a volunteer
- Take part in a litter pick-up
- Get active in the community
- Report issues in the Borough
- Recycle more
- Plant more trees or flowers
- Befriend a neighbour
- Tell a friend about South Tyneside
This web site provides sign-posting and advice for starting an active volunteering group and promotes volunteering opportunities to South Tyneside residents.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the Borough.
You don't need to have any special skills or knowledge to be a volunteer. All you need is enthusiasm for improving, promoting and being active in your local area. Volunteering has many rewarding benefits such as meeting new people, improved fitness levels, develop new skills, being part of a team and making South Tyneside a great place to live, invest and bring up families.
If you would like to volunteer, Love South Tyneside can support you to be matched to an organisation that can use your skills. Email LoveST@southtyneside.gov.uk
Friends of the North and South Marine Parks
The Friends of the Park are a small group of people who love the North and South Marine Parks in South Shields. They organise activities that are intended to promote the beauty of our parks, assist in entertainment, and keeping the parks tidy.
Friends of Hebburn Cemetery
Friends of Hebburn Cemetery were formed in February 2017 after vandalism in the cemetery. They fundraised and had CCTV installed to prevent further vandalism. They have a monthly clean up of the cemetery. They have also transformed the old offices into a tearoom which is open on a Saturday and Sunday morning from 8am-12.30pm.
Monkton Village Association
Formed in 2015, the Monkton Village Association work in cooperation with existing groups within the village and public bodies to provide or enhance local amenities and to improve, preserve and protect the village environment.
Temple Memorial Park Volunteer Rangers
A Volunteer Group cleaning up Temple Memorial Park for the good of the community and its wildlife. They also have community walks around the beautiful places they clean. New volunteers always welcome, or just join the group to give some moral support.
- Every Saturday
Friends of Readhead Park
The Friends of Readhead Park meet regularly to work on general park maintenance, including litter picking, weeding, planting and various park projects. They are always busy and welcome new members who can give as much support as they can manage. Please see their Facebook page for dates.
- Every Second Sunday
- 10:30am to 12:30pm
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, get active in the community, build confidence, learn a new skill, build up a CV or simply help South Tyneside be a better place to live, work and invest.
There are many ways to volunteer; whether you have an hour or a week, volunteering really connects people.
We already have lots of active volunteers that give their time to make a difference within South Tyneside.
Businesses can promote their volunteering opportunities by sending an email to email@example.com
If you want to volunteer for a specific organisation you can contact them directly. However for more general enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
The #LoveSouthTyneside Awards celebrate civic pride and community spirit in South Tyneside. Nominations are welcomed from anyone and can be for any individual, organisation or group who has gone above and beyond for their community.
Nominations showcase the amazing community spirit that exists in South Tyneside, highlighting those unsung heroes who help others without expecting recognition.
Nominations have now closed for 2023, but congratulations to our winners!
Proud to Support
Our #ProudtoSupport campaign celebrated the community work of people and businesses during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic by sharing their stories.
Read about projects groups and businesses have worked on in the Borough.