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New Year Volunteer Recruitment Fair: Saturday 26 January

Make a difference in 2019 – Volunteer!

If you want to do something special in 2019, why not consider making it your New Year’s resolution to volunteer?

There are a huge number of benefits to volunteering – it’s a fantastic way to meet new people, take on a new challenge, learn new skills and give something back to your local community. You can volunteer as often or as little as possible, and no matter what your age, skills, ability or experience, there will be a volunteering role to suit you.

In order to let people know about the wide range of volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, we are holding a New Year Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Saturday 26 January 2019, from 10am to 3pm at The Forum Shopping Centre in Wallsend.

There will be stalls and information from a range of voluntary and community organisations who all involve volunteers in their work, as well as members of VODA’s friendly staff team on hand to answer any queries you have and tell you about our own volunteering project.

There is no need to book – simply call in to the Forum between 10am and 3pm!

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Get clued up on cancer

North Tyneside Council’s public health team is working with the voluntary and community sector to help spread the word about cancer. 

A brand new service, focused on the North Shields and Wallsend areas, will see the team reaching the community via local groups and organisations.

The team want to support people in those areas to reduce their risk of getting cancer, recognise the symptoms early and know when to see a doctor.

It is aiming to raise awareness of cancer screening programmes and provide information and support to those looking to improve their health – including by stopping smoking, reducing their alcohol intake or reducing their weight.  The service is free and can provide:

 

  • Workshops to train your staff and volunteers
  • One-to-one advice on healthier lifestyles
  • A Stop Smoking Service
  • Leaflets and display materials for venues
  • Staffed information stalls at events

See the leaflet above or contact the public health team to find out more on:

Telephone: 07792 255029 or 07813 811490

Email: clueduponcancer@northtyneside.gov.uk

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