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Volunteering opportunity: Alzheimer’s Society Cheer Point Volunteers at Great North Run

The Alzheimer’s Society are looking for enthusiastic, excitable volunteers to join its Great North Run volunteer team to ensure runners receive the support they deserve along the course. By cheering them on from our cheer points you will play a vital role on the day and will be supporting the amazing work the team are doing for Alzheimer’s Society, and for all those that are affected by dementia.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, have fun and help maximise the vital funds runners raise in the fight against dementia. It will also look great on your CV, showing that you can have real commitment to a good cause. In return for your time and energy, the Society will ensure you look the part by providing you with an Alzheimer’s Society t-shirt and cheering equipment.

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Good Finance Live: Thursday 27 September in Newcastle upon Tyne

 

 

Are you a social enterprise, charity or community organisation who are trading and are making an income from that activity? Are you currently exploring or looking for money to finance your plans, for example to buy an asset, finance a contract or expand a service? If so, would like to meet potential social investors?

Good Finance, Access Foundation, Big Society Capital and VONNE have teamed up to bring you Good Finance Live, a one-day event to help you meet social investors, hear stories from others who have used it and be kept in the loop about the latest market developments and trends.

Social investment is often falsely seen as a London-centric activity. It can be harder for charities and social enterprises outside of the capital to access social investors and gain a better understanding of the financial products available. Good Finance Live aims to change that.

The event takes place on Thursday 27 September, 10am to 4pm at Bamburgh House in Newcastle. There is no fee to register for this event but non-attendence or cancellation within 24 hours of the event will result in your organisation being charged £75 to cover administration, event and catering costs.

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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, learn new skills, take on fresh challenges and meet new people.

There are volunteering opportunities to suit people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities – no matter how much or little time you have to give.

Find out about the range of opportunities available in North Tyneside at VODA’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair, which takes place on Saturday 22 September, 10am to 3pm at YMCA North Tyneside in North Shields. This free event is your chance to meet a variety of organisations which involve volunteers in their work, with everything from helping school children with their reading, supporting people with sight loss, befriending, conservation and much more. Organisations attending include:

  • Meadow Well Connected
  • The Linskill Centre
  • Dyslexia North East
  • Alzheimer’s Society
  • RNIB (Royal National Institution of Blind People)
  • YMCA North Tyneside
  • Friends Action North East
  • Beanstalk
  • Moving on Tyne & Wear

This is a free, drop-in event – there is no need to book. VODA staff will also be on hand to discuss any aspects of volunteering and to tell you about our own volunteering projects.

Contact us for more information about this event.

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