26 Jan

VODA’s Digital Champions Update

Hello We are working with volunteers to deliver digital outreach support to people who already have a tablet/smart phone/computer and an internet connection, to make the best use of their device.  The volunteers work with a person over the telephone to guide local residents to become better connected.   Due to current COVID-19 restrictions we are…

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14 Jan

Volunteering Update from North Tyneside VODA

Volunteers needed to help at North Tyneside vaccination centres VODA is continuing to recruit non-clinical volunteers to support the healthcare teams at the North Tyneside Covid-19 mass vaccination centres. The volunteer roles include door attendants and stewards to manage the safe flow of people through the site. Training, PPE and support will be provided. Read more…

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12 Dec

COVID-19 Mass Vaccination Volunteers – Call for help (North Tyneside)

VODA is helping to coordinate the mass vaccination programme in North Tyneside by supplying volunteers to marshal up to 4 vaccination hubs across the borough. The first 1,000 vaccinations are taking place at the Oxford Centre from Tues to Fri next week, starting 15 December, followed by vaccinations at the other hubs on week starting…

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11 Dec

Become a telephone befriender with Dreamshine

Dreamshine urgently needs more volunteer telephone befrienders for their North Tyneside COVID-19 telephone befriender service which operates 7 days a week. Your calls can make a real difference to lonely and isolated members of our community. To find out more, complete the contact form on their website

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11 Dec

AGE UK North Tyneside recruiting new befriending volunteers

As a befriender you could provide company for a lonely older person in North Tyneside. As you build up and maintain a trusting close relationship over time, your regular social interaction might help someone pursue a new direction in life, open up a range of activities and lead to increased self-esteem and confidence. Your one…

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10 Nov

North Tyneside VODA Volunteer Centre Facebook Page

Hi All Here is the link for the page https://www.facebook.com/VolunteerCentreNorthTyneside  In addition to volunteering opportunities being advertised on our Volunteer Plus website, we will also be sharing volunteer information on our Facebook page. If you would like to please feel free to visit and give us a like and share. Best Wishes Kim  🌈 Kimberley Rackstraw…

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09 Nov

Covid 19 shopping volunteers required by VODA North Tyneside

Can you spare a few hours a week to help your neighbours in #NorthTyneside? VODA’s Good Neighbours project is recruiting new volunteers to help with shopping or prescription collections. Covid-19 has left many people vulnerable and isolated and no doubt this second lockdown will see this increase. We urgently need your help!… See more Download…

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01 Nov

What inspires me to campaign for Mind?

My name is Ebony, and I recently started volunteering as a Community Activist for Mind. For a long time I was unaware I was experiencing anxiety, even though I have a background working in mental health myself! Any small unexpected change at work or home would cause my heart and mind to race uncontrollably. When I…

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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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