Sometimes people need a bit of extra support to volunteer and to overcome barriers such as a lack of confidence and motivation, difficulty communicating, problems completing application forms or anxiety about travelling to unfamiliar venues and meeting new people.
Our Supported Volunteering service helps people who have a mental health or other long-term condition to access and sustain volunteering and to enjoy the benefits of volunteering activity, such as:
- Improved health and wellbeing
- Increased self-confidence, self- esteem and sense of worth
- Routine and structure
- Increased social interaction
- Improved skills, experience and CV
By offering one-to-one support and volunteer training, we can help people to volunteer with other organisations and to get involved with VODA’s own volunteering projects, including:
Helping residents of North Tyneside with small, odd jobs on a casual basis
Search and register for local volunteering opportunities using our Volunteer Plus database. Start your volunteering journey here!
“Thank you so much I never thought I’d be working again and this is such a boost to me”
“I am enjoying my placement and hope my volunteering will lead to paid employment”