19 Jun

Golden Bridge Pen Pals

AGE UK North Tyneside has teamed up with Golden Bridge, a new project from Newcastle University’s Student Union to help end loneliness. The Golden Bridge volunteers want to be modern day pen pals either via email or good old fashioned handwritten letters, with people who are isolating or shielding at home alone and would like…

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07 Jun

Healthwatch North Tyneside News – 4 June 2020

Your experiences during coronavirus We want to hear your experiences of health and care services during the outbreak of coronavirus.NHS and care services are starting to develop plans for how they can open up again and deliver more services whilst social distancing and other coronavirus restrictions are in place. We want to ensure that local…

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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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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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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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24 Sep

Volunteering opportunities with Wag & Company

Wag & Company is a registered charity enabling volunteers with their own dog to build meaningful new friendships with older dog lovers across the North East of England. To apply for this opportunity, you will need to complete an online application form, provide references, attend an induction programme and complete a DBS check and dog assessment….

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01 Jun

SAINT’s allotment looking for volunteers

VODA’s SAINT (Social Action in North Tyneside) project supports people who face barriers to get involved in volunteering. As part of the project, we have taken on a small plot at Whitley Bay Community Allotment. This volunteering opportunity is perfect for individuals who might not have enough time for their own allotment, know little about…

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20 May

Social Action in North Tyneside (SAINT)

What is the SAINT project? The SAINT project aims to support local people into social action who face barriers to volunteering. VODA will engage and support people with severe and enduring mental health difficulties, learning difficulties, poor physical health, long term unemployment or social isolation. The purpose of the project is to empower individuals to…

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17 Mar

SIGN North Tyneside

SIGN-NT is a network providing FREE, impartial and confidential information for adults on health and wellbeing services in North Tyneside. SIGN-NT connects you to the right organisation that can help with: Services and support to help you continue living at home Advice on benefits, housing or heating Debt and consumer advice Equipment and aids to…

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