Why do we need help?

Relate North East are an independent charity and although we have a number of members of staff who ensure the smooth running of the service you recieve, we do rely on volunteers to keep the service running. 

Volunteering for a charity really helps the charity to keep going - and it's something which looks great on your CV.


Volunteer receptionists

We need volunteers who will man our reception on evenings and weekends - our volunteers answer the telephone, book clients in for appointments, and welcome those people who arrive for their appointments.  

Coming for an appointment with Relate can be quite nerve wracking so having someone friendly to greet you and make you feel at ease can help your session to go smoothly.

If you are computer literate, enjoy meeting new people, can maintain client confidentiality and like answering the telephone then please give us a call to discuss volunteering.  We need volunteers at weekends and in the evening at Middlesbrough and Darlington centres.


General administration volunteers

In our Darlington centre, we need people to input the data we collect from clients, scan client notes and help with general adminstration tasks.  Please contact Maureen Milburn if you would like to gain some experience. maureen@relatenortheast.org.uk or by telephone on 01325 461500



A well run charity relies very heavily on a strong board of trustees who bring local knowledge and various skills to help develop the strategy of the organisation, promote Relate North East in the region and support the Chief Executive.  

As a trustee you will be a director of the organsation and take part in trustees meetings on a regular basis.  Whether you are a local who has a particular interest in supporting relationships in the area, or if you want to develop your skills in a different way then we would be happy to talk to you.  



If you have had a great service from Relate and would like to donate a regular amount then speak to us about setting up a direct debit.

If you fancy doing something daring or challenging for sponsorship which you want to donate to Relate North East then you can find us on Virgin Giving.

Any funding we recieve helps us keep the service going.


If you want to talk about any of these opportunities then give us a call on 01325 461500 or email maureen@relatenortheast.org.uk


Raising funds by shopping online

If you regularly shop online you can raise funds for Relate North East using Easyfundraising - the more you shop, the more they donate to us!

What's Next: The Process

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I am very happy with the service and have been treated very well. I am very grateful and don't know where I would be now without the help. I am worried about having no more sessions but I am trying to think positively