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Our colleagues love to get involved and help their communities make positive changes.  

We have volunteering-friendly policies, including two paid volunteering days each year, so that our colleagues can lend their time in a flexible way that works for them. They get involved in a range of activities including mentoring, befriending, supporting food banks, sports coaching, and many others.

Colleagues who have volunteered this year


Total number of hours volunteered


Equivalent number of working days


Here's what some of them had to say about their volunteering experiences:

Group of Newcastle Building Society colleagues stood in Wallsend park with gardening tools in hand smiling

“Being part of a team that make such a positive difference to people’s lives gives me a huge sense of purpose.”

Emma Cottle

Digital Marketing Manager, recently volunteered with the Wallsend Parks team.

IT colleagues volunteering at a park in Newcastle to do some litter picking.

“One person spending three hours on a project makes a difference, but get 25 people involved for the same length of time and you can achieve a huge amount."

Neil Edmondson

Head of IT Customer & Compliance and Community Ambassador

Volunteers standing in front of St Vincent's

"Volunteering for me is all about giving back; supporting my local community, learning new skills and sharing experiences.”

Sue Scott

Head of Mortgage Service Centre, recently volunteered with St Vincent's, Byker.

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Members of our Product & Commercial department volunteering at Pegswood Community Park.

Colleagues get their hands dirty with park volunteering

Two of our IT colleagues volunteering at a Newcastle United Foundation STEM session for schoolchildren.

Tech skills volunteering with Newcastle United Foundation

Three ladies chatting and laughing with each other at Apna Ghar.

Community Impact