Gev Pringle, chief executive of GVOC
, added: "We need volunteers all the time of every age and background to help local people and neighbourhoods with everything from companionship for elderly residents to gardening in community areas.
Summer of a Lifetime project saw 30 teens help out at Path Head water mill, Rutherford AFC, a local theatre and a gardening project in Sunniside.
The Summer of a Lifetime project is funded by v, The National Young Volunteers Service in partnership with the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust and is run in Gateshead by GVOC
When she was unable to produce proof of these policies GVOC wrote to her, "strongly" advising she ceased operations.
Funding advice officer Victoria Clark, who wrote the letter, said: "We have no enforcement powers at GVOC, so there was nothing we could do.
Also supporting the event is Gateshead Council, Wrekenton Communities Matter, Sure Start, Northumbria Police, the Fire Service, Springwell tenant and residents group, GVOC
, Age Concern, Harvest Help and local councilors.