A selection of the volunteer stars who do so much good in Hartlepool and East Durham.
A selection of the volunteer stars who do so much good in Hartlepool and East Durham.

Paying tribute to South Tyneside's volunteer army with nine archive photos - from charity shop workers to archaeological diggers

Let’s hear it for the volunteer heroes who do so much good work in the communities of South Tyneside.

Saturday, 4th December 2021, 4:55 am

These unsung stars are the people who deserve the credit for their outstanding contributions to everything from running charity shops to supporting archaeoloigal digs.

It’s an apt time to put the world’s unpaid army in the spotlight as it will be International Volunteers Day on December 5.

It is a chance to celebrate volunteers and the organisations that they work for.

In the meantime, let’s celebrate the heroes closer to home with these nine archive reminders of the work they do.

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