Television, radio, online and BBC talent all played their part to inspire the North East & Cumbria audience to think about volunteering in 2013.
A week of untold volunteer stories, some serious, others quirky and one tinged with sadness featured across the schedule for both TV and radio. Sign posted to BBC online, the audience was encouraged to seek out local opportunities through links to local volunteer centres.
On top of the wide range of stories across the week, BBC staff played their part by giving up time to help volunteer with local charities and communities. On air talent got involved with guide dog training, church wardens, play schemes and helping out at a local hospital amongst many other things
Staff also took out time to share personal skills by helping with school reading, career talks, IT training and helping charities explore social media.
The doors of the BBC in Newcastle swung open to offer behind the scene tours for local people to find out more and meet their favourite presenters.
The week is another great example of how BBC Outreach delivers activity and forms local partnerships beyond the broadcast.