This is where you’ll find all of the latest news from VODA.

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination volunteers needed!

Are you patient, calm and reliable? Can you spare a few hours to help protect communities from COVID 19? We are looking for volunteers to help in the mass vaccination…

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Could you be a North Tyneside Digital Champion?

We’re recruiting Digital Champions to work with people who need support to get online by teaching them how to use their digital device, which can help to reduce isolation and…

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VODA AGM and Annual Report 2019 to 2020

As is the story of most events in 2020, we had to take VODA’s AGM online. Although we were unable to get together for our usual gathering of friends and…

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New role to build strong relationships within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

Safiah Fardin has joined the VODA team as the new Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Health, Wellbeing and Information Worker. Safaih’s role is to: Build strong relationships within Black, Asian…

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VODA shortlisted for North East Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that VODA has been shortlisted for North East Charity of the Year at the North East Charity Awards 2020. The Awards are designed to recognise…

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Working with the VCS: Primary Care Network specials 24 & 25 November

Our next Working With the VCS events will focus on building new relationships between emerging Primary Care Networks and local charities and community organisations. Primary Care Networks are a key…

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New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most…

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The Spirit of North Tyneside

In unprecedented times, the North Tyneside community has been a shining light and we want to help recognise everyone’s contribution. Since March, residents, businesses and the community and voluntary sector…

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Volunteering Opportunities in North Tyneside: 15 October 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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North Tyneside – Local COVID alert level: high 14.10.20

From Wednesday 14 October all areas in England are in a Local COVID Alert Level. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what…

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Good Neighbours Volunteer Coordinator

VODA is recruiting for a Good Neighbours Coordinator to join our friendly team. The role is offered on a full-time basis, but job share will be considered. Good Neighbours is…

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Could you be a Community Health Champion?

VODA is harnessing the power of North Tyneside residents as Community Health Champions to play a vital role in sharing up to date, trusted health messages with people they know…

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Navigating Life in North Tyneside During COVID-19 magazine

As government guidelines on shielding and measures to control the spread of coronavirus continue to change, we are all finding ourselves having to alter the way we live our lives.…

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Working With the VCS 14 September 2020

Working With the VCS events provide an opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to come together with representatives from the local authority, health and private sector. Our September 2020 Working…

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Volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 17 September 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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How a small idea made a big difference to North Tyneside residents

How do you safely get cash from vulnerable residents to volunteers during a pandemic lockdown? This was the issue faced by the COVID-19 Support Hub during the early days of…

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VODA Team Q&A: Alison Donkin

Ali Donkin NT LIFE Recovery College Lead Coordinator usually spends her days as the friendly face of NT LIFE facilitating sessions at The Hub in the Linskill Centre, enrolling students…

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North Tyneside volunteer opportunities round-up 3 September 2020

Here is a roundup of the current volunteering opportunities available in North Tyneside, which includes a mix of both COVID-19 and non COVID-19 roles, as well as both home based…

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Useful services in North Tyneside

To help support the residents of North Tyneside as we start coming out of lockdown, we have put together a leaflet of useful services available in North Tyneside. The leaflet,…

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Find out more about our new volunteer buddy scheme

VODA recently launched a new Good Neighbours volunteer buddy scheme aimed to help support residents who have been shielding take their first steps back out into the world. We’ve put…

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