This is where you’ll find all of the latest news and details of events coming up from VODA.

New training programme published

                We’re delighted to bring you details of our spring and summer training programme for 2018. The programme features a number of quality,…

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SAINT volunteers donate hand-decorated crockery to youth homelessness charity

Voluntary artists have used their creativity to promote happiness and wellbeing through a project that has created rehousing packs for young people affected by homelessness. The group formally presented the…

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Welcome to our new website!

We’re delighted to launch our new and improved website and hope you find the information useful. We’ve worked closely with a fantastic local web design company called Wubbleyou – who…

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Commendation Volunteering Award: Phil Embleton

Phil was nominated for his award by Mary Glindon MP, who said: “Phil has run Forest Hall Young People’s Club for a number of years, dedicating his time and expertise…

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Young Volunteer of the Year: Tony Binalle

Tony was nominated for his award by Helen Collins at Meadow Well Connected who said: “Tony came to us soon after his 16th birthday through an Alternative Education Placement. He…

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Volunteer of the Year: Joyce Greerly

Susie Flintham who nominated Joyce said: “Joyce has volunteered with The Alzheimer’s Society Singing for the Brain project since it began in North Shields. At times she has single-handedly run…

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Organisation of the Year: West Moor Residents Association

The Association has been in existence for 50 years, having originally formed to run Christmas pantomimes and the occasional social event. Since 2000 their role within the community developed to…

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