Volunteering Overseas for Young People 18-25 UPDATE


We now have the roadshow application forms for volunteering overseas and you can get it from here

Information about what Y-Care does can be found at the ycareinternational website.

Originally post – July 31, 2017

Y Care International is running an exciting programme for young people aged 18-25 to volunteer overseas for up to 3 months and make a difference in some of the world’s poorest communities.




Volunteering in Youth Work. Could you help?

Youth Work Volunteering

“Volunteering for YMCA Teesdale has been a great experience so far, the staff are fun to be around and I’m looking forward to the merger going through…..”



As the merger of YMCA Teesdale and YMCA North Tyneside gathers pace, so does our need for volunteers. We are asking our community to help. We have volunteering places available within our Youth Work, Cafes and Retail shop or maybe you’d like to consider becoming a Trustee.


Youth Work

  • Supporting youth workers in engaging with young people who attend YMCA Teesdale through a range of activities and programs.
  • Work in partnership with professionals from other organisations that support young people such as social care, health, police, schools, youth offending teams and local authorities.
  • Help plan programmes on topics such as health, fitness, smoking cessation, drug and alcohol awareness, relationships and bullying.
  • Provide social, emotional and behavioural support, or just be a friendly face.

Youth work volunteers require safeguarding training and a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check.


If you are interested in volunteering and supporting our Youth Work program please get in touch.


How to get in touch

Telephone : 01833 695780 (during normal office hours).

Email: hannah@teesdaleymca.cominfo@teesdaleymca.com

Contact form on the website or via Facebook.


If you can not volunteer at this time but still wish to help, please consider making a donation here.



Computer Sessions for the Absolute Beginner

Free 6 weeks Beginner Computer Sessions



This is a FREE 6 weeks course designed for the absolute beginner. Starting 9th June at Scarth Hall in Staindrop.

It’ll be taught in a relaxed and supportive setting, plenty of hands on experience.


If you’re interested in coming along and having a go, please get in touch with Hannah at the YMCA in Barnard Castle on 01833 695780 to book a place.


We hope to see you there.