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

#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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Is your organisation in good ‘health’?

        Good governance is a vital part of how voluntary and community sector organisations operate and are held accountable for what they do. Any Improvements you put in…

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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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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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Hired, Fired or Sick and Tired

          Our Operations Manager, Phil Bagnall, blogs about an important GDPR issue: “It must have happened to you at some time. The phone rings. A member…

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New resource for small groups in North Tyneside

Funders sometimes need assurances that your group is well-run and fit for purpose and they may well ask you for a business plan. VODA has produced a very simple four-page…

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Good Neighbours volunteers visit Tynemouth Lifeboat Station

Volunteers from our Good Neighbours project recently enjoyed a visit to Tynemouth RNLI Lifeboat Station, to learn all about the local rescue service and its fascinating history. The volunteers, who…

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Advice for larger organisations: GDPR and employment references

        Our Operations Manager, Phil Bagnall blogs about an important aspect of GDPR for larger organisations: “If you employ staff then there is an important rule within…

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Good Neighbours shopping scheme goes from strength to strength

                    Ian Brigstock, who manages VODA’s Good Neighbours volunteering project, blogs about the weekly shopping scheme he coordinates: “Most of us…

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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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