This special Volunteers’ Week feature includes a range of amazing volunteer case studies from VODA and across the North Tyneside VCS and also our The Year of The Volunteer magazine, a commemorative piece for our volunteers to remember what has been a year like no other for volunteers.

Please keep checking back regularly as more content will added throughout Volunteers’ Week.

The Year of the Volunteer

This has been a year like no other, when volunteers up and down the country have stepped up to make a difference in their communities, supporting those who were most vulnerable. We wanted to create a commemorative magazine to remember and celebrate their amazing contribution to North Tyneside, so have created The Year of the Volunteer, which highlights just a fraction of the volunteer stories from our area. You can read online or download as a PDF to read at your leisure.

Volunteer stories from the pandemic

Volunteers’ Week: Good Neighbour Sherrill Bacchus

Sherrill moved to the North East from Cambridge four years ago. She had worked in…

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Volunteers’ Week: MD Hamid – be there for your community!

Law student, NUS delegate, asylum seeker and volunteer MD Mominul Hamid believes in following his…

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Volunteers’ Week: Kevin Dickinson and his hats!

Volunteer Kevin Dickinson has become a bit of a celebrity at North Tyneside’s GP-led vaccination…

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Winning raffle numbers for Jam Jar cinema tickets

Thank you so much to the generous Jam Jar Cinema in Whitley Bay, who have…

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The Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service 2021 announced in North Tyneside

Two organisations in North Tyneside have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service,…

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Volunteers’ Week: Power of Youth Day

The Power of Youth Day, which takes place on 2 June during Volunteers’ Week, is an annual celebration…

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Volunteers’ Week: Good Neighbour Charlie Fernandez

Charlie got involved with volunteering as he doesn’t like sitting around. He has worked all…

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Volunteers’ Week: A message of thanks from Paul Hanson, North Tyneside Council

As part of our Volunteers’ Week celebrations, Paul Hanson – Chief Executive of North Tyneside…

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Volunteers’ Week: Pigeon Power!

Look up!! A flock of nearly 140 Pigeons* has swooped in to help to protect…

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A thank you from our beneficiaries!

Our volunteers have been a lifeline during the Covid pandemic for many residents. We managed…

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Beyond Planet Corona

Volunteer Peter Mortimer kindly shared an excerpt with us of his musings on being vaccinated……

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Volunteers’ Week: Celebrating our NT LIFE volunteers

NT LIFE Recovery College relies on the support of volunteer facilitators to deliver its programme…

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VODA teams up with Volunteero!

This blog was first published by Volunteero on 25 May 2021. When we first spoke…

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Volunteers’ Week 2021

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thanks for the contribution millions of people make…

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Andy Burtenshaw: Good Neighbours Volunteer

Andy is an ‘ex Southerner’ who has lived in the North East for more than…

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Kerry: Good Neighbours Beneficiary & Volunteer

Kerry is one of our amazing Good Neighbours walking buddies, who has been working hard…

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