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

Volunteer Recruitment Fair: 22 September 2018

Make a difference, learn new skills, try something new – volunteer!                 Volunteering your time is a great way to make a difference,…

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SAINT volunteers deliver organic veg and flowers to foodbank

Volunteers from VODA’s SAINT project – which stands for Social Action in North Tyneside – recently made their first delivery of organic, home-grown fruit, vegetables and flowers to The Bay…

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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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We’re recruiting! Core Services Manager vacancy

We are looking for an exceptionally talented and experienced person to appoint to the position of Core Services Manager   £28,409 Full Time (37 hours/week) or pro rata for Part…

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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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Developing a volunteering strategy for North Tyneside

Our acting Chief Executive, Robin Fry, blogs about the volunteering landscape in North Tyneside and reports on the latest North Tyneside Working with the VCS event… “Research suggests that the…

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North Tyneside says ‘Thank You’ to its volunteers

This Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), we wanted to say a collective ‘Thank You’ to all of the people who give their time, skills and energy as volunteers in the borough.…

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SPORTED Meet and Greet

              We are teaming up with SPORTED, a leading sports development charity, for a Meet and Greet event aimed at voluntary and community groups…

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SAINT allotment plot looking for more volunteers!

VODA’s Josie Robinson blogs about the benefits of volunteering on a community allotment… “VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project supports people who face barriers to get involved in…

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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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“It’s made such a difference to me” – SAINT volunteer Jason blogs for VODA

            “I first got involved with the SAINT project through the Moving on Tyne and Wear (MOTW) project worker at VODA. I had been referred…

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VODA Blog: One year of SAINT!

              “We can’t believe that it is one whole year since we launched the SAINT project here at VODA. To celebrate we thought we’d…

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VODA’s ‘new’ address is a bit odd!

If you have ever visited VODA and entered our postcode into your satnav then it will no doubt have taken you to Reception at Queen Alexandra Sixth Form College – 400…

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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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