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

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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Meet the newest member of VODA’s team

        We are delighted to introduce Keith Hardy, the newest member of VODA’s staff team – Keith has been appointed as our Core Services Manager and began…

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Blog: Robin Fry on filming ‘The Dome Lives’ about Spanish City restoration

      “Back in summer 2015 I had the absolute pleasure of making a short documentary film called Romance in the Dome. Working with local oral historian Dr Kath…

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Announcement from VODA’s Chief Executive, Lisa Goodwin

“It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement I am announcing that I will be leaving my position at VODA in October this year, following my appointment as the…

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Opportunity to develop innovative STEM volunteering roles

VODA is looking to work with a number of voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations in the borough of North Tyneside which support unemployed people aged 18+ who are facing…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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