Blyth Star Enterprises is a charity established in 1987 to work with people who experience severe and enduring mental ill health and / or learning disabilities to enable them to live and work within their local community and to support them towards a better quality of life. The time commitment to volunteer is dependent on an individual’s availability. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
As part of the volunteer project, volunteers will be able to access the support from our employability staff with CVs, cover letters, universal job match, and any other mentoring they need to reach their goals and aspirations.
At Blyth Star Enterprises, we offer a range of opportunities for volunteers at our various sites located across Northumberland.
The Old Chandlery, Blyth
From our historic base at The Old Chandlery, we operate day services which help our service users to expand their life skills as part of their unique pathway to independent living.
Art and crafts
Stakeford Nurseries, Stakeford
The Stakeford Nurseries is Blyth Star’s horticultural hub. Offering a range of training opportunities for our service users, the Nurseries is one of our two innovative day services designed to provide real work experience in a sheltered environment.
Accredited horticultural training programmes
‘Next Steps’ community-based project
Planting and growing garden plants, fruit and vegetables
Retail opportunities in the on-site shop
Mobile gardening service for the local community (domestic and commercial)
The Woodfuel Centre, West Sleekburn
The Woodfuel Centre and adjacent woodwork department is another of Blyth Star’s innovative day services designed to provide sheltered work experience for our service users. Specialising in the production of sustainably-sourced kiln-dried logs and kindling for wood burning stoves, The Woodfuel Centre provides a commercial service for over 700 customers across the region.
Accredited in-house training programme
Hands-on experience in a woodfuel factory environment
Commissioned joinery and carpentry projects
Community services ie product delivery
Lionhearts is a service user-led group which provides a programme of fun, social activities to help combat isolation and loneliness for individuals from Alnwick and South East Northumberland.
Arts and crafts
How Do I Get Involved?
For more information about volunteering for Blyth Star, please email or phone us using the details below. We look forward to hearing from you...
Ann Marie Lister