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

Working With the VCS – population health management in North Tyneside

‘Working With the VCS’ is a free quarterly event organised in partnership by North Tyneside Council and VODA and open to any organisation delivering services in North Tyneside. The next…

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North Tyneside LIFE: New Recovery College is here!

A new volunteer-led service has launched in North Tyneside, offering a programme of free courses and workshops aimed at the self-management of mental health and wellbeing. Created in consultation with…

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Information for GP Surgery Screens

VODA has been working with North Tyneside CCG to make it easier for VCS organisations to promote their services to patients. Screens are now widely used to call a patient’s name…

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Nominate your North Tyneside star volunteers and community groups

                Nominations are now open for North Tyneside VODA’s annual awards, which recognise and celebrate the outstanding contribution made people and organisations within…

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There’s a new kind of superhero in North Tyneside

Young people are often portrayed in a negative light in the media, but we have to disagree. We work with a range of young volunteers at VODA and see on…

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Sector Connector special edition bulletin

The latest issue of the Sector Connector bulletin, aimed at Sector Connector business partners, was a special edition printed magazine, which was facilitated by our Sector Connector partnership with yourPrintDepartment.…

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North Tyneside: Better Together Strategy

North Tyneside Council, VODA and the North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have been working together to refresh the North Tyneside Better Together Strategy. The strategy was first developed in…

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New look for Sector Connector

            We’re delighted to reveal our new look Sector Connector logo and strapline, which has been kindly developed for us via a Sector Connector partnership…

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BBC Radio Newcastle features Good Neighbours

We were delighted that the BBC Radio Newcastle Breakfast Show was able to join our Good Neighours shopping trip last week. They spent the morning chatting to our shoppers and…

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VODA’s Good Neighbours featured on new Government loneliness campaign

We’re delighted that our Good Neighbours shopping trip has been featured on a new blog from the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Let’s Talk Loneliness is the start of…

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New Pavillion and Queens Award for Collingwood Bowling Club

It was a double celebration for the North Shields bowling club this month – not only did their new and improved pavilion get its grand unveiling, but the club was…

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My time at VODA: Work placement blog from Nathanial

We had the pleasure of hosting Prince’s Trust participant Nathaniel for two days work placement this week. Nathaniel blogs about his time with us in his own words… VODA are…

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VODA launches Volunteer Plus for North Tyneside!

We are excited to announce the launch of Volunteer Plus for North Tyneside – our new database of volunteering opportunities in and around the borough. Volunteer Plus allows people to…

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Arts and Cultural volunteering drop-in

  We teamed up with Helix Arts during Volunteers’ Week to hold an informal session around arts and cultural volunteering in North Tyneside, and explore ways to make opportunities accessible…

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Celebrating Youth Social Action Day in North Tyneside

Today from us is a campaign created by #iwill young people to raise awareness of issues important to North Tyneside. Inspired by Jameela Jamil’s @Iweigh campaign on body positivity, Today from us…

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New Little Free Library at Meadow Well Connected

The second of our SAINT project’s Little Free Libraries is now in place outside Meadow Well Connected, in the Meadow Well Estate North Shields. The library has been lovingly constructed…

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Little Free Library unveiling

This week we unveiled our Little Free Library at The Rising Sun Country Park. This project was developed and constructed with students from Longbenton High School Melrose department with support…

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‘Packing party’ volunteers wanted to help Backpack Buddies Scheme

  We are looking for volunteers to take part in weekly ‘packing parties’ as part of a new project which aims to help alleviate food insecurity among local children. Backpack…

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Interview with volunteer Emma Ramshaw

Emma Ramshaw has been volunteering with VODA in North Tyneside since 2008. During that time she has changed the lives of hundreds of young people. Emma was recently awarded Volunteer…

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Celebrating the Unsung Achievements of England’s Vital Charity Support Network

Two North East charities, VODA and Newcastle CVS, gained national recognition for their hard work in promoting and supporting a thriving local voluntary sector, as they collectively won three awards…

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