Acting as a hub of the local community Berwick Voluntary Centre is located at 5 Tweed Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed; easily accessible for public transport links and within a short walk from the historic town centre. The Voluntary Centre is managed by the North Northumberland Voluntary Forum which has a board of trustees which meets quarterly. The main aim of the North Northumberland Voluntary Forum (NNVF) is to maintain a dedicated centre for charitable, voluntary and community organisations.
The Berwick Voluntary Centre provides office accommodation to Citizens Advice Northumberland (Berwick), Community Action Northumberland and Berwick & District Friends of Dementia.
Offering a wide variety of services to the voluntary and community, public and private sectors the NNVF has a range of rooms available to hire depending on needs; from mediation and counselling in a comfortable and welcoming environment to board room settings for professionalism. A “hot-desk” office is also available to hire if you find yourself either working away from your regular base or volunteering for a charity or community group.
The NNVF maintains a database of important contacts in the voluntary and community sector and has a very successful track record in engaging with these groups in North Northumberland. We draw on our experience within the local area and tailor our delivery methods to strengthen communication within the voluntary and community sector. Strong and successful relationships have been established by the development of the North Northumberland Network. This Network is made up of a combination of public, voluntary and community organisations with the main agenda based around sharing information and strengthening the collective voice of the voluntary and community sector.