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

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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Working With the VCS: Trustees special 13 June

Join us for our regular Working With the VCS get-together, providing an opportunity for voluntary and community organisations to come together with local authority officers and others. This event will have…

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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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New Back Buddies scheme launches!

We are seeking donations of food for children at risk of food insecurity. Bags of snacks will given to a child to take home from school at the weekend when…

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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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VODA Volunteer Emma Ramshaw wins Volunteer of the Year Award

Emma Ramshaw, who volunteers for a variety of charities and organisations including VODA, The Prince’s Trust & NCS, has won the Volunteer of the Year award at the Pitman Superachievers…

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Volunteer Recruitment Fair June 2019

If you want to do something special this summer, why help your local community by volunteering?   In order to let people know about the wide range of volunteering opportunities…

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VODA’s Sector Connector Project Scoops NAVCA Award

        On Tuesday 19 March NAVCA held their first ever national awards event in London, showcasing the brilliant achievements of their member organisations. We are delighted that…

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VODA – coming to a venue near you!

            VODA and the services we offer are available across North Tyneside and although we are based in North Shields we are keen to make…

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Moving On Tyne & Wear: Weekly drop-in sessions at VODA

          Did you know that VODA is a delivery partner in the Moving On Tyne & Wear programme? Moving On Tyne & Wear helps people who…

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North of Tyne Devolution Update

Robin Fry provides an update on the North of Tyne Combined Authority… Last month, along with my counterparts in Newcastle and Northumberland, I met with officers from the new North…

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Working with the VCS event

In December we held a Working with the VCS ‘Christmas special’ at Pathways4All. The event was attended by 32 people from 25 different organisations. Not only was this an opportunity to enjoy mince pies…

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Volunteer Recruitment Fair January 2019

Our first Volunteer Recruitment Fair of the year took place this weekend, in order to let members of the public know about the wide variety of volunteering opportunities available in…

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Video – North Tyneside VCS: 2018 successes & 2019 ambitions

At a recent event we asked local voluntary and community organisations to share their successes from 2018 and ambitions for 2019. This is what they told us…

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