04 Sep

Volunteer Buddies needed!

VODA are looking to recruit more Good Neighbours Volunteer Buddies to support North Tyneside residents who have been shielding. The buddy roles have been designed to support people who may be feeling anxious about taking their first steps back into the world after many months shielding at home, often on their own. Garden Gate Buddy for…

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07 Aug

VODA’s Good Neighbours new volunteer buddy scheme

As part of North Tyneside’s COVID-19 recovery, VODA has created a new Good Neighbours volunteer buddy scheme to help support beneficiaries to take their first steps back out into the world. The roles include: Garden Gate Buddy Shopping Buddy Walking Buddy Each role has been created to support people with specific elements of their emergence…

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23 May

Current Volunteering Opportunities in North Tyneside

As we head towards the two month mark in this lockdown, we are in awe of the work carried out across North Tyneside by the army of volunteers that have signed up to help. Understandably, the range of volunteering opportunities has been massively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, with most on hold until we can…

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22 Apr

VODA’S COVID-19 Response (VODA E-Bulletin – 17 April 2020)

In this e-bulletin: North Tyneside COVID-19 Support Hub Latest blog: VODA’s COVID-19 Response by Robin Fry VODA’s online COVID-19 Information Centre VODA’s COVID-19 Funding Response NAVCA surveys sector on impact of COVID-19 Essential food services in North Tyneside Telephone Befriending and Counselling Services during COVID-19 Leadership and Financial Management Masterclasses from GLT Partners Healthwatch launches…

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06 Apr

North Tyneside Good Neighbours Project – Response to COVID-19

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak VODA is scaling up its Good Neighbours volunteering project to help address the needs of our local communities across North Tyneside. We are seeking volunteers who can commit a small amount of time to supporting their communities during these difficult times. We are working with North Tyneside Council and…

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21 Mar

POSTPONED: Happy to Chat

HI All, We have taken the decision alongside The Beacon Centre to postpone future Happy to Chat sessions for the foreseeable. Please share this around your networks. Here at VODA we are co-ordinating a response for community support and social isolation in response to COVID19, your service users require any support from our good neighbours…

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24 Nov

Volunteer Plus: list and search for volunteering opportunities in North Tyneside

Volunteer Plus is VODA’s database of volunteering opportunities in and around North Tyneside. Volunteer Plus allows people to search for opportunities based on a range of factors – location, interests, activities and availability. It also allows you to find out more about roles and register your interest for more information. Search Volunteer Plus here –…

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11 Aug

Happy Steps: a new informal walking and photography group – Upcoming Walks from August 2019

Join our relaxed and informal social walking group which will involve stopping and taking photos along the walk, ending up somewhere for a cuppa and chat. Future walks will involve ‘hidden gems’ in North Tyneside. Walks will last approximately 1.5 hours. Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to attend each walk to be part…

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