We are here to support, promote and develop voluntary and community action in Middlesbrough


What’s in the box?

23 August 2018 - 6:05pm

In June, I was asked to listen in on a conference call about a ‘public living room in a box’, not going to lie, I only said yes out of intrigue.

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The power of digital to support collaboration

7 August 2018 - 9:13pm

Ordinary Radical – Lucy Cuzzocrea

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We need to value unpaid work

26 March 2018 - 3:28pm

Hazel Bloor is Volunteering Development Officer for Step Forward Tees Valley in Middlesbrough, based at MVDA. She supports participants on the SFTV programme to access volunteer roles within the VCO sector in Middlesbrough, as well as running a new supported group volunteering programme called ‘Community Heroes’ in partnership with Changing Lives.

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It’s Nice to be Nice

27 February 2018 - 12:29pm

I was browsing through my Facebook page recently and came across a heart-warming story about a local bus driver. A school girl had missed her bus, but the bus driver noticed her in his mirror as he was pulling out. Unable to stop, he drove around the block and picked her up on the second time around. The passengers gave him a round of applause and organised a whip round.

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Why we're supporting Recovery Connections’ #familiesconnected campaign

16 February 2018 - 2:35pm

Nothing is more likely to bring a tear to your eye than a story that resonates with your own struggle. Sitting in the audience at the recent Recovery Connections AGM I was impacted deeply by the courage of a mother who had braved this packed event to share publicly her experience of trying for many years to support her daughter, addicted to substances.

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