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VODA News is the quarterly newsletter for the voluntary and community sector in North Tyneside. Containing all of the latest news from VODA, including a foreword from our Chief Executive, each issue also contains articles, events and updates from the local community and from the national voluntary and community sector.

If your organisation has news to share or an event to publicise, we’d love to hear from you.

To receive a regular copy of VODA News, you need to be a member of VODA or registered on our Community Database – sign up here.

We also produce fortnightly e-bulletins – news, events, training and funding opportunities directly to your inbox. You can subscribe here, or by completing the form at the bottom of our website. See past copies below:

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VODA News is distributed to around 700 voluntary and community sector, groups, organisations and interested individuals and has an estimated readership is 3,100 people. If you have a leaflet or flyer you would like distributed, we offer a low-cost insert service at the following costs – you provide the leaflets and we’ll do the rest:

  • VODA members: £45
  • Other voluntary and community sector groups: £60
  • Private businesses and statutory organisations: £85

Contact us for more information or to make a booking. The next VODA News will be November 2019, copy deadline 31 October 2019.

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Latest VODA News

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

North Tyneside volunteering update 10/06/21

A number of North Tyneside organisations are currently recruiting for volunteers and trustees. Volunteering opportunities VODA is now recruiting for a Good Neighbours DIY Volunteer to help local residents with…

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Voices from Behind the Door by Alex Woolley

Local writer and director Alexandra Wolley produced this powerful spoken word piece to reflect on people’s experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone newsletter – Issue 2

An Ambition for North Shields has produced the second issue of their North Shields High Street Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) newsletter, which well worth a read to keep up to…

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VODA teams up with Volunteero!

This blog was first published by Volunteero on 25 May 2021. When we first spoke to VODA, the team responsible for their Good Neighbours Project were working from a spreadsheet…

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Volunteers’ Week 2021

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thanks for the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. Join VODA this year to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers…

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Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre launches test site with council’s support

First published by North Tyneside Council on 11 May 2021 A new COVID-19 test site has been set up at the Whitley Bay Islamic Cultural Centre to encourage regular testing for…

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The Northern Guide to Happiness featuring VODA

Episode 2 of the Northern Guide to Happiness podcast features our Robin Fry, CEO of VODA, talking about his love of film and music making as well as VODA’s response…

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New vaccination support buddy scheme for North Tyneside

VODA has teamed up with local GP Surgeries and North Tyneside Council to offer support to people struggling to take up their vaccine in North Tyneside. There are a number…

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MOTW and the Digital Champions Outreach Programme

First published by Moving on Tyne & Wear 14 April 2021 Albert recently joined Moving On Tyne & Wear after taking early retirement from his job in the ship building…

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Charity Trustee 5-min guides

        As a trustee, your charity relies on your leadership to help it fulfil its purpose and its legal responsibilities. But could there be better ways of…

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Coursework beats exams any day

First published on the NAVCA website When recruiting a new team member during the Covid 19 pandemic, VODA (NAVCA member from North Tyneside) attempted to redress the traditional recruitment power-balance…

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VODA’s Oximetry @ Home service March 2021 bulletin

Read the latest bulletin with an update on VODA’s Oximetry @ Home service. You can download a PDF of this bulletin here.    

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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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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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