VODA offers a range of quality training courses and workshops aimed at strengthening the skills of the voluntary and community sector. See below for a list of our current training courses and to book your place online.

We also offer bespoke training packages for groups and organisations at competitive rates, on topics including governance, fundraising, marketing and more.

Safeguarding Training

North Tyneside Safeguarding Children Board (NTSCB) and Safeguarding Adult Board (SAB) have safeguarding training open to the voluntary and community sector, which can be accessed via the North Tyneside Council online self-serve booking system Learning Pool. Read more here.

Upcoming courses

  • 20 Feb 2020

    First Steps to Funding

    Aimed at those new to applying for funding or who need fresh approaches. This course will: improve your skills in…
  • 25 Feb 2020

    Women’s Gambling Awareness Course – GamCare

    GamCare is a national provider of free information, advice and support for anyone affected by problem gambling. They’ve recently secured…
  • 13 Mar 2020

    Public Speaking

    If speaking in public fills you with dread, then this is the course for you. Kirsty McDowell will give you…
  • 20 Mar 2020

    Healthy Conversations training

    This training is aimed at those who work with the public and wish to understand how they can talk to…
  • 21 Apr 2020

    An Introduction to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

    This free course will provide a useful overview of how voluntary and community organisations can use the DBS system as…
  • 06 May 2020

    The Role of the Trustee: Principles and Practice

    Whether you are new to the role of a trustee or an experienced trustee looking for refresher training this free…
  • 02 Jun 2020

    Be a Volunteer Magnet

    An opportunity to explore some of the essential policies and procedures you should have in place to be able to…