Due to our growth we need more help! Demand for our services is increasing and we are urgently looking for more volunteers to sort donations and prepare items for families. As little or as much time as you can spare can make a huge difference to our operations and ultimately the number of local families we can help. Support will be provided by the wider team. The most important thing is that we work together to ensure that the organisation fulfills its purpose – to meet the needs of those families struggling to afford baby items.In return we’ll offer an opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills or put existing skills to good use
  • New experiences
  • Meet new people
  • Help a great local cause in the local community
  • Make a real difference to local families in need.

Please email for more details or to register your interest.

Volunteering Roles:

Local Donation Coordinator:

This role is mainly based from your home.

The only way we continue to support families, is due to the generous donations of the public. This role coordinates what we ask for and what is offered, mainly through Facebook.

You would be admin of a local Facebook group linked to Bairnecessities and would share in that group the monthly wish lists and other posts from the main page. It would then be your responsibility to respond to any posts, and gather in those items within your local area. We would then ask that you sort, clean, complete any health and safety checks and arrange to get these items to our hub, discarding any unsuitable items.

Weekly Volunteer:

This role is mainly based at Bairnecessities hub.

After all the items have been donated, we need volunteers to respond to the requests of help by gathering the items ready to go to each family.

You would be asked to allocate 2 hours a week on a set day and time to be at the hub to gather items from storage and make up the referral bundles ready to go out. You would meet either with the referral partner/delivery driver and hand over the requested items. Also, to keep the storage hub generally tidy and keep levels of stock up to date and communicate with other team members when items are running low.

Promotion and Marketing:

This role is mainly based from your home.

The only way we can get financial support is to promote who we are and what we do.

We would love someone who has an interest in this area to work with us on increasing our presence in the North East. We would like someone to contact other local agencies/business, give talks and presentations on who we are and what we do. Visit potential referral partners and encourage them to refer families into our service.

You would need to be prepared to travel within the area we cover and be confident speaking to groups of people.

Events and Fundraising:

This role is mainly based from your home.

Throughout the year, we hold fundraising events when we often need volunteers to help with a variety of things such as selling raffles, manning stalls or serving refreshments. You can also help us plan and run events, coming up with different ways to capture peoples attention.

Or can you organise your own fundraiser for us?! We are a small team so appreciate all the help we can get with raising much-need funds. The money raised will go towards funding our services which are vital to those local families.


Kilt Walk

Over the past couple of years we have been lucky enough to have several fabulous people complete the Kilt Walk on behalf of Bairnecessities. This has boosted our finances and enabled us to support even more local families.

If this is something you fancy for 2024, the link is below, remember to choose Bairnecessities as your chosen charity.

100 club

Did you know we run a Bairnecessities 100 Club? Its like a sweep stake where you pay £2 per month and each month a draw takes place and the winner receives half the total raised each month. Fancy joining? Click the link to the Facebook group below and request to join.


We will soon add more information about volunteers here