Day care centres

St John Ambulance runs four day centres, in Ashington, Berwick, Eston and Shiremoor. These centres provide a caring and safe environment for people who may be elderly, have physical or learning disabilities, or are lonely and socially isolated.

What does it involve?


You can give as little or as much time as you wish, give a few spare hours here or there or commit to a couple of hours each week.


Providing company and conversation for a few hours a week. You could help someone to participate in a wide and varied range of activities – from gardening to glass painting or from reading to shopping.


We train all St John Ambulance volunteers, you will first receive full training and support in the skills needed to carry out your role.


The day care centres run in the following locations:

  • Ashington
  • Berwick
  • Eston
  • Shiremoor

The Next Steps

Our vacancies section shows the roles we are currently recruiting for.