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Little1Stop – supporting young parents in North Shields

Starting a new charity is never easy, but for Dawn Jobey (pictured left) her dream of creating Little1Stop to support young parents who are struggling to provide the essentials for…

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North Tyneside Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme

VODA recently worked alongside North Tyneside Council to host two online meetings exploring plans for this year’s Holiday Activities and Food Programme. The HAF will ensure that children on free…

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A little bit of time to make someone smile

Carolyn Milburn, Marketing & Communications lead at our partner Moving On Tyne and Wear shares with us her experiencing of volunteering with VODA… I joined MOTW in July of last…

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North Shields Covid-19 vaccination centre walkthrough

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now and many people who have spent the majority of the last year staying home, or close to home, are…

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Latest volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside 20.01.21

Home-based roles The following are some of the roles currently available. Click on the links to find out more and apply. Dreamshine is recruiting telephone support volunteers for their Covid…

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Navigating Self-Isolation in North Tyneside

If you are asked to self-isolate, it is important that you follow the advice which is there to help keep you, your loved ones, and your community safe. We know…

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VODA’s Robin Fry Highly Commended CEO of the Year

VODA’s Chief Executive Robin Fry was Highly Commended in the CEO of the Year category at NAVCA’s Heart of the Community Awards in December. The Heart of the Community Awards…

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Children’s Isolation Hampers

Students from Newcastle University’s Geography school teamed up with VODA to create isolation activity packs for children in North Tyneside who have been shielding at home and unable to return…

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Could you be a North Tyneside Digital Champion?

We’re recruiting Digital Champions to work with people who need support to get online by teaching them how to use their digital device, which can help to reduce isolation and…

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VODA AGM and Annual Report 2019 to 2020

As is the story of most events in 2020, we had to take VODA’s AGM online. Although we were unable to get together for our usual gathering of friends and…

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New role to build strong relationships within Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities

Safiah Fardin has joined the VODA team as the new Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Health, Wellbeing and Information Worker. Safaih’s role is to: Build strong relationships within Black, Asian…

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VODA shortlisted for North East Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that VODA has been shortlisted for North East Charity of the Year at the North East Charity Awards 2020. The Awards are designed to recognise…

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Working with the VCS: Primary Care Network specials 24 & 25 November

Our next Working With the VCS events will focus on building new relationships between emerging Primary Care Networks and local charities and community organisations. Primary Care Networks are a key…

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New National Restrictions from 5 November 2020

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most…

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The Spirit of North Tyneside

In unprecedented times, the North Tyneside community has been a shining light and we want to help recognise everyone’s contribution. Since March, residents, businesses and the community and voluntary sector…

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North Tyneside – Local COVID alert level: high 14.10.20

From Wednesday 14 October all areas in England are in a Local COVID Alert Level. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what…

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Good Neighbours Volunteer Coordinator

VODA is recruiting for a Good Neighbours Coordinator to join our friendly team. The role is offered on a full-time basis, but job share will be considered. Good Neighbours is…

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Could you be a Community Health Champion?

VODA is harnessing the power of North Tyneside residents as Community Health Champions to play a vital role in sharing up to date, trusted health messages with people they know…

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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.…

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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…

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