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

A Little Box of Hope for North Tyneside

NT Life Boxes of Hope from Robin on Vimeo. Participants of VODA’s NT LIFE Recovery College in North Tyneside received a special surprise at their door recently with the delivery…

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Volunteering opportunities update: 18 May 2020

As we head towards the two month mark in this lockdown, we are in awe of the work carried out across North Tyneside by the army of volunteers that have…

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Good Neighbours COVID-19 update 7 May 2020

North Tyneside Council has put together a video showing how VODA has mobilised an army of volunteers to support the council during the crisis. VODA has been working with the…

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VODA is here to support the VCS during COVID-19

The COVID 19 pandemic has affected everyone, right across the sectors with many VCSE organisations facing major changes, challenges and uncertainty. However, we want to assure you that despite all…

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Eggstatic over ASDA donation

VODA’s Core Services Manager Keith Hardy had a little trip over to ASDA Benton today to collect a very generous donation of around 200 Easter Eggs from the team there.…

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North Tyneside comes together to provide a lifeline from the community

Press release from North Tyneside Council 28.04.20 North Tyneside Council launched its dedicated Covid-19 support hub last month for those in need of immediate help and support and who can’t…

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New social action project: make someone’s day with a letter

Who would like to do a little social action project from home? You may have seen the beautiful pictures drawn by local school children that we have printed out and…

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Latest Blog: VODA’s COVID-19 Response

Our Chief Officer, Robin Fry, blogs about VODA’s COVID-19 response: “To say I’m proud of the response to the COVID-19 outbreak by VODA’s staff and volunteers would be a huge…

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North Tyneside support hub launched for those most at risk

A service has been launched in North Tyneside to help those affected by coronavirus – and has already been helping those most in need. North Tyneside Council has set up…

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VCSE Supporting Response to COVID-19

VODA is working closely with North Tyneside Council and Health Services to provide a coordinated response to the current situation. As part of this we are working with North Tyneside…

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New COVID-19 guidance and support from VODA

In light of the unprecedented growth of online COVID-19 informal support groups, VODA has developed a new Informal Volunteering Guidance sheet for volunteers and a series of videos with useful…

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VODA launches COVID-19 volunteering opportunities

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…

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VODA office now closed to visitors

In line with guidelines, from 5pm pm Friday 20 March, VODA offices will be closed to visitors until further notice. The team will still be in the office, or working…

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VODA Funding Fair postponed until further notice

Due to recent developments around the increased infection rate of coronavirus VODA has decided to postpone the Funding Fair we had planned for Wednesday 22 April at the Linskill Centre…

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Responding to Coronavirus

In the face of the current COVID-19 pandemic charities and communities groups across the country are pulling out all the stops to support some of our most vulnerable residents whilst…

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Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside – Things to do in North Shields

As part of our Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside partnership – a four year collaboration between VODA, Age UK, Citizens Advice and The Carer’s Centre – we have created a new…

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Working With the VCS: how can we make North Tyneside an even safer place to live?

The March 2020 Working With the VCS event, hosted by Whitley Bay Big Local, focused on the vital work of voluntary and community organisations in creating safe, cohesive and resilient…

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Working together to End Loneliness in North Tyneside

Loneliness is an issue that is growing in awareness in our society. The Government recently launched a new website – Let’s Talk Loneliness – to bring together organisations, resources and…

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New digital training platform for the VCS

North Tyneside VODA is excited to be working in partnership with Northumberland CVA and Connected Voice (formerly Newcastle CVS) to develop a new digital training platform aimed at trustees, staff…

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Happy to Chat in North Tyneside

We were delighted with the success of the Happy to Chat launch in North Shields at the end of January. We had a range of different people and organisations get…

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