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

New measures to minimise the spread of Coronavirus updated 30.09.20

                    Measures have been introduced in North Tyneside to tackle the rising coronavirus infection rates. From Friday 18 September, regulations will…

Read more

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.…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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,…

Read more

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…

Read more

Volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 20 August 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…

Read more

Social Action in North Tyneside: making face coverings for the community

VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) created a new project to make face coverings for our Good Neighbours beneficiaries and GP surgeries, which has so far seen almost 300…

Read more

NAVCA’s #HeartOfOurCommunity campaign

Local infrastructure organisations provide valuable support to their communities every day. But during the COVID-19 pandemic their support has been vital. The NAVCA #HeartOfOurCommunity campaign is a celebration and a…

Read more

North of Tyne to fund post-COVID community centres in pilot scheme

The North of Tyne Cabinet has agreed a pilot scheme to fund multi-use community hubs for the future as the region looks beyond the immediate Coronavirus pandemic. A new £1.5…

Read more

Volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 6 August 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…

Read more

VODA launches new Good Neighbours buddy scheme

The UK Government paused shielding in England as of 1 August 2020; however, VODA’s Good Neighbours are still around to help with shopping and prescriptions for those who are still…

Read more

Upcoming funding deadlines 31 July 2020

Here is a round-up of the upcoming funding deadlines for the next few months. These include COVID specific and non COVID funding streams. There are also a number of funds…

Read more

North Tyneside volunteering roundup 23 July

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…

Read more

Volunteering opportunities update: 7 July 2020

As lockdown is gradually being lifted, more organisations are looking to their volunteering needs and the number of roles is gradually increasing. Here is a roundup of the current volunteering…

Read more

Working With the VCS goes virtual

Monday 15 June saw our first ever online ‘Working With the VCS’ event bringing together 34 representatives from charities, community groups, North Tyneside Council, North Tyneside CCG, Primary Care Networks,…

Read more

Reflecting on VODA’s #iwill project success

For the last two years VODA’s #iwill project – funded by the Virgin Money Foundation and part of the national #iwill campaign – has brought digital and media volunteering to…

Read more