Good Neighbours COVID-19 Volunteer Response

Volunteer Support

To support new and existing Good Neighbours during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have a developed a series of guidance documents and videos, which we are asking all volunteers to access.

COVID-19 Volunteering Opportunities

Find out about the other volunteering opportunities available in our volunteering update.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak we are scaling up our Good Neighbours volunteering project to help address the needs of our local communities across North Tyneside. We are seeking volunteers who can commit a small amount of time to supporting their communities during these difficult times. We are working with North Tyneside Council and local community groups to identify people who require support whilst they are self-isolating due to infection or as a precautionary measure.

We have developed the following temporary volunteering roles to help meet demand:

Tier 1 Volunteer Role 

This role does not require volunteers to have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and may include:
  • Delivering free or pre-paid food packs
  • Collecting and delivering prescriptions
  • Collecting and delivering supermarket Click and Collect orders

Find out more and sign up here:

Tier 3 Volunteer Role

This role involves face to face contact with vulnerable people, handling money and having access to medication, therefore require volunteers to have an Enhanced DBS check. If you are interested in this role and do not have a DBS, VODA can facilitate a DBS check for you.



All volunteers will be able to access the following support from VODA:

  • Telephone and email support at all times during your volunteering
  • Reimbursement of any travel expenses incurred whilst volunteering
  • Access to guidance on Safeguarding and Lone Working
  • All volunteers will be covered by VODA’s policies and procedures.
  • A certificate of thanks when the dust settles!

COVID-19 Good Neighbours Case Studies

Kitty and the Virus

We love to hear the real life stories behind the…

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Leigh Culyer: Good Neighbours Volunteer

After seeing a number of posts on social media about…

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Pat: Good Neighbours Volunteer

Pat from Whitley Bay was in Spain with her husband…

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Anne: Good Neighbours Beneficiary

When the realities of the coronavirus started to hit home…

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Kacie: Good Neighbours Volunteer

Kacie was our first ever COVID-19 Good Neighbours food parcel…

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