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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Christmas Wrapping Volunteer Opportunity

For the fourth year running, the North Tyneside Council is working with community and voluntary organisations and churches to bring together people to make Christmas extra special. As part of…

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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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VODA’s AGM and Awards Presentation: Wednesday 28 November

                Our Annual General Meeting will take place on the morning of Wednesday 28 November from 10.30am to 12.30pm at YMCA North Tyneside, Church…

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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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Volunteers wanted to help people with their Universal Credit applications

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project are supporting local people with their Universal Credit applications now that the new benefit is being rolled out in North…

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Direct Payments support group for North Tyneside carers and parents

        Direct Payments are made to people who have been assessed as having social care needs and are eligible for Council-funded support. Instead of the Council arranging…

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VODA Awards 2018 – time to make your nomination

Do you know a community group or voluntary organisation that has gone the extra mile this year? Or a volunteer – of any age – who makes a huge difference…

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Online Safety Briefing by Northumbria Police: 20 November

          Northumbria Police, in conjunction with South West Grid for Learning, have arranged a number of events around online safety throughout November.  Online Safety Live is a…

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Volunteering opportunity: Could you make a real and positive difference to a child’s life?

Could you make a difference and befriend a child or young person living in care? Do you have 6-8 hours a month to spare on an evening or weekend when…

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Volunteering opportunity with NEFirst Credit Union

        NEFirst Credit Union is a not-for-profit credit union that offers flexible loans, savings and other financial services to its members. NEFirst runs a number of Local…

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Safeguarding training offer for the voluntary sector

          North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Board (NTSCB) and Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) have safeguarding training open to the Voluntary Sector, which can be accessed via the…

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Volunteering opportunities with Dyslexia North East

                Dyslexia North East aims to improve the educational opportunities and support for those affected by dyslexia and related conditions such as ADHD,…

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Get clued up on cancer

North Tyneside Council’s public health team is working with the voluntary and community sector to help spread the word about cancer.  A brand new service, focused on the North Shields…

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GDPR Toolkit for North Tyneside groups

        VODA has updated our privacy policies and reviewed how we collect, process and store your data in line with new GDPR legislation. Further details can be…

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New leaflet detailing mental health services in North Tyneside

A new information leaflet listing groups and services that people can self-refer to for support with mental health issues has been produced by Healthwatch North Tyneside, Community and Health Care…

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Trustee vacancy: Treasurer at Walking With

    Walking With is a Registered Charity based in Wallsend, set up 17 years ago under the auspices of the Wallsend churches to welcome, befriend and support refugees and…

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Safeguarding Children and Young People Audit tool for the Private and Voluntary Sector working in North Tyneside

    North Tyneside Council has designed this audit tool to help organisations in the private and voluntary sector, churches, other places of worship and faith-based organisations, to assess how…

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