Current Vacancies

Volunteers are the backbone of COCO, we have had hundreds of amazing volunteers throughout the years, without whom COCO would not have been able to achieve what it has.

Volunteers help COCO with many tasks, including marketing and comms, data and finance, and project research. We also regularly have a need for one-off event volunteers.

To find out what volunteering at COCO is like, read this blog by Scott on his time volunteering for us.

Volunteer Roles:

Fundraising Admin Volunteer
Location: COCO Office (14 Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Time: Between 9am - 1.30pm and/or 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Activities: Inputting data to the COCO database, calling COCO supporters, calling local businesses.
Skills Required: IT proficiency, confident with MS Excel, good telephone manner and high level of customer service, some experience of using a CRM or web development is desirable.
Email [email protected] for information

Marketing and Communications Volunteer
Location: COCO Office (14 Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Time: Between 9am - 1.30pm and/or 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Activities: Responsibilities could relate to curating COCO’s social media sites, updating COCO's website, and producing various electronic and printed communications.
Skills Required: Experience with contemporary digital tools and platforms, creativity, digital advertising and website design experience desirable, but not essential.
Email [email protected] for more information 

COCO Golf Day Volunteer (Event)
Location: Slaley Hall
Date: 11th June 2019   Time: 8am-3pm / 4pm-11pm / all day
Activities: Registering golfers, selling fundraising games, setting up fundraising dinner, auction spotting.
Skills Required: customer service, organisation and a smiley face!
Email [email protected] for information

COCO Ball Volunteer (Event)
Location: Grand Hotel Gosforth Park
Date: 23rd November 2019            Time: 5pm - 11pm
Activities: Selling raffle tickets, auction spotting, helping with fundraising activities.
Skills Required: customer service, organisation and a smiley face!
Email [email protected] for information

Post-event Administration Volunteer
Location: COCO Office (14 Blandford Square, Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Date: Next weekday following the above events
Time: Between 9am - 1.30pm and/or 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Activities: Adding new individuals to the COCO database, adding donations to individual's records on the COCO database, scanning Gift Aid declarations, event unloading.
Skills Required: IT proficiency, positive attitude toward data processing, some experience of using a CRM is desirable.
Email [email protected] for information 

Research Volunteer
Location: Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda
Date: We accept research projects all year round
Activities: External research is invaluable to COCO, providing a different perspective and an in-depth look into specific aspects of our work. You can read some examples of past research papers here. If you have a particular interest relating to our overseas programmes and would like to undertake research here in the UK or overseas.
Email [email protected] for more information 

If you are interested in any of these volunteering positions please complete our volunteer application form and we will get back to you.

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