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COVID-19 Volunteering

Stewarding support volunteers for Covid-19 vaccination clinics

VODA is recruiting non-clinical volunteer stewards to support the health professionals to help with the smooth running of the North Tyneside Covid vaccination sites to help ensure the safety of the people attending and working there.

The volunteering roles include helping to steward people safely round the centres and take the role of door attendants to help manage the flow of people, ensure people are wearing masks and using hand sanitiser. They are looking for people who are calm, patient and reliable and are able to spare some time to help out. Sign up here.

North Tyneside Community Health Champions

VODA is recruiting Community Health Champions to play a vital role in the sharing of public health information to members of their local community during the current Covid-19 situation and other health issues. Read more and sign up here.

Good Neighbours COVID-19 Volunteer Buddy Scheme

As part of North Tyneside’s COVID-19 recovery, VODA has created a new Good Neighbours volunteer buddy scheme to help the support to beneficiaries take their first steps back out into the world. Each role has been created to support people with specific elements of their emergence from isolation.

Volunteer Support

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!

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 Good Neighbours Case Studies

Volunteers’ Week: Good Neighbour Sherrill Bacchus

Sherrill moved to the North East from Cambridge four years…

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

Law student, NUS delegate, asylum seeker and volunteer MD Mominul…

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Volunteers’ Week: Kevin Dickinson and his hats!

Volunteer Kevin Dickinson has become a bit of a celebrity…

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Volunteers’ Week: Good Neighbour Charlie Fernandez

Charlie got involved with volunteering as he doesn’t like sitting…

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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 –…

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