FREE CAST Design Hop Newcastle

Wednesday 13 February, 9.15am to 12.30pm VONNE in partnership with CAST are hosting an introduction to ‘tech for good’ and digital development for VCSE organisations, helping them build confidence, motivation…

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FREE Introduction to Innovation for the VCSE sector workshop

Tuesday 5 February, 9.15am to 12.30pm A free introductory session on innovation in Newcastle for the VCSE sector, delivered as part of VONNE’s new ERDF funded innovation support work. This…

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Think Big Programme Masterclasses

GLT Partners have two remaining free Masterclasses as part of the 2018/19 Think Big Programme, both are at Virgin Money’s office in Gosforth, 9.45am to 1pm. Investing in Yourself – Friday 8 February 2019 (note the…

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Volunteer knitters wanted for new SAINT project

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project are looking to involve individuals, knitting groups and any other interested community groups in a project that helps children to…

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Launch of North Tyneside Winter Support Network 2018/19

VODA is once again coordinating North Tyneside’s Winter Support Network, a partnership of local voluntary and community sector organisations which are helping over 300 of the borough’s most vulnerable residents…

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Safe Places Scheme North Tyneside

Safe Places is a scheme for people who may be vulnerable as a result of their physical or mental health or because they have a learning disability. People can become…

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Current Vacancy – Project Worker, Gateshead Lunch Buddies

The Hardman Centre is a registered charity providing day services for older people and pre-school education for children aged 3 to 5. They are seeking to recruit a Project Worker…

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New Year Volunteer Recruitment Fair: Saturday 26 January

Make a difference in 2019 – Volunteer! If you want to do something special in 2019, why not consider making it your New Year’s resolution to volunteer? There are a…

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FSI Training in Newcastle

The Foundation for Social Improvement (FSI) is delivering training aimed at small charities in Newcastle on 31 January 2019, with support from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The training consists…

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Active North Tyneside Community Fund

        Active North Tyneside aims to encourage everybody to be more physically active and its Community Fund exists to help local groups, organisations and registered charities get…

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Trustee vacancies at Dyslexia North East

            Dyslexia North East is a group of dedicated volunteers who care passionately about the educational opportunities for dyslexic people and their aspirations for the future.…

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New recruitment services from VONNE

      VONNE (Voluntary Organisations Network North East) has launched two new services to help make the recruitment process easier for the voluntary and community sector. Recognising that many…

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North of Tyne Authority Adult Education Budget

    The North of Tyne Combined Authority has now been formally established and has published its vision. The Authority regards the mobilisation of the devolution of the Adult Education Budget…

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VODA Award Winners 2018!

We are delighted to share the stories of our award winners for 2018, who were presented with their prizes at our recent AGM by Chairman of North Tyneside, Cllr Tommy…

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Christmas is a time for giving!

              In the run up to Christmas here are some thoughts about ways in which you might help North Tyneside charities and community groups:…

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Volunteering opportunities and events with Active North Tyneside

The Active North Tyneside team is seeking new volunteers who could inspire their friends or family to be more active and give their health a boost. The new volunteers will…

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Current Trustee Vacancies in and around North Tyneside

Dyslexia North East – a Registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee which aims to support families with dyslexia, including adults and children, to enable them to achieve their full…

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Success Club Social Leaders Programme

Success Club Social Leaders provides a structured programme of support, over 9 months, for female leaders in the voluntary, community, and social enterprise sector in the North East of England.…

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Whitley Bay Town Cup – nominations now open

Nominations are now being accepted for this year’s Whitley Bay Town Cup. North Tyneside Council presents the annual award to an individual or organisation in Whitley Bay who has played…

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#iwill Week Case Study: Hannah Gray

Hannah was referred to VODA over 18 months ago through the Talent Match programme, when she took part in projects around improving employability through volunteering, and around community arts. Keen…

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VODA Blog: Trustees are volunteers too

      As part of this year’s Trustees’ Week, our Core Services Manager, Keith Hardy, blogs about the importance of the often-overlooked voluntary role: “It’s an often overlooked fact…

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Healthwatch North Tyneside: Prize-winning survey

      The role of Healthwatch is to gather feedback from local people about the health and social care services they use. Healthwatch North Tyneside has produced a short…

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The Base LGBTQI+ support for 10-13 year olds

    The BASE youth service at Barnardo’s in Whitley Bay is launching a new support group for young people aged 10-13 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or…

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Jingle Bell Walk 2018: 29 November

                Organised by The Chris Lucas Trust, the annual Jingle Bell Walk is in aid of creating awareness of children’s cancer and to…

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Volunteers wanted to help create Little Free Libraries in North Tyneside

            Josie Robinson, VODA’s Social Action Worker, blogs about the latest project from SAINT and the search for volunteers who can help to build creative…

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Marketing for Growth: Free masterclass for North East social enterprises and charities

                Friday 23 November, 10am to 1pm at Virgin Money Foundation, Gosforth Part of the Think Big North East Social Enterprise Incubator Programme…

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Rising Sun Farm seeks new trustees

            If you are looking for a varied, rewarding and different voluntary role, the Rising Sun Farm Trust Ltd is currently appointing new trustees and…

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Trustee vacancies at Healthwatch North Tyneside

    Do you want to improve health and social care services for people in North Tyneside? Healthwatch North Tyneside is the independent voice for users of health and social care…

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Beacon Films Premiere 2018: 19 November

Monday 19 November 2018 At Playhouse Whitley Bay, Marine Avenue, Whitley Bay, NE26 1LZ Between 7.30pm to 9pm (doors open at 7pm) Tickets start at £4 Get your tickets at www.beaconfilms.org.uk/premiere…

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New volunteering roles at the British Heart Foundation North Shields

            The North Shields branch of the British Heart Foundation is currently recruiting volunteers to two roles: Customer Services Do you like to chat? Are…

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