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

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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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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