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

Ending Loneliness in North Tyneside – Things to do in Wallsend and Howdon

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…

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New Year Volunteer Recruitment Fair

If you want to do something special this New Year, why not help your local community by volunteering?   In order to let people know about the wide range of…

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How being a Good Neighbour can really make a difference

As part of North Tyneside Council’s #WhoCares week, we want to share this lovely Good Neighbours case study with you to show the difference volunteering can make to both the…

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VODA’s AGM and Awards Presentation 2019

Our Annual General Meeting and awards presentation took place on Wednesday 23 October at the Linskill Centre in North Shields. As well as a presentation of VODA’s latest annual report and accounts,…

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Chair Talk: new VODA facilitated free Chairs’ network

The role of Chair or Vice Chair can often seem challenging, leadership can be feel isolating. Do you sometimes think it would be good to talk to other chairs that…

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Sector Connector Community Friendly Business Awards 2019

Sector Connector continues to attract more businesses, both big and small, who want to give something back and help the voluntary sector of North Tyneside. The help and supported offered…

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VODA Award Winners 2019 videos

We were delighted to host the VODA Awards at our recent AGM. As part of the award ceremony, we produced a short film about each winner, to highlight why they…

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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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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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