Volunteering Opportunities

Why Volunteer with us


Lifeline Community Action (LCA) is a registered crisis intervention charity that works across County Durham.  In the last year we have been able to support over 4000 people with a high proportion of clients coming from the South Durham area. 

People are referred to the charity by Social Services, JSP, other voluntary and community agencies or by current beneficiaries. LCA volunteers then work with households to establish what an individual or family’s needs are and which goods would make the most difference. Most of the people benefiting are having severe financial problems, are in financial crisis and/or in crippling debt.

Lifeline Community Action offers clients support through a number of initiatives and all require a dedicated team of volunteers to run these services.  Without our volunteers the charity could not provide the service and help the large number of people in need that it does. You can be part of this by becoming a volunteer with Lifeline Community Action and we are confident you will gain a lot of satisfaction from helping others.

At present we currently have a small team of 6 dedicated volunteers who are vital to the work of the charity. The Charity operates out of St Clare’s Church in Newton Aycliffe. 

Lifeline Community Action is committed to the ongoing teaching and training of those in need, to help equip them with skills that could help to lift them out of their situation, such as budgeting, practical skills for finding work, building healthy relationships and staying safe, as well as confidence building and improving self esteem.  This commitment is also given to our volunteers through our volunteer development project.

Please take a look at the opportunities we may have available below and for further information please message us using the 'Contact Us' tab. Thank you.