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2014

Volunteering and employment

Voluntary Action Islington does not endorse compulsory unpaid work and encourages our members to take the same stand. We recognise that volunteering can have a beneficial impact on employability. See our submission to the Islington Employment Commission, which includes examples of how local residents have improved their employment prospects as...

2nd Children’s Project Survey now available!

Voluntary Action Islington is running its 2nd Survey about the Children’s Project that we are delivering with Children England. We would like all those who made use of the service to please complete this survey as your input and contributions will be very important in helping to shape the future...
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Our directory is live, it’s time to update your details!

The Voluntary Action Islington directory is fast becoming the best way for anyone to find your organisation! We want all community and voluntary organisations in Islington to have the best opportunity at being found by willing volunteers or people who need you support and services. By joining the directory, organisations...
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Community social researchers wanted

Islington Clinical Commissioning Group in partnership with the Young Foundation is looking for local people to become Community Social Researchers to help gather and generate stories and experiences of health and care in the borough. There will be free training in the role on 2 September from 5.30 – 8pm,...

Staff of National Charity Volunteer in Islington

Staff from the Islington based national organisation, NCVO, that supports charities in the UK have been volunteering with Voluntary Action Islington today. 16 staff from NCVO spent the afternoon at Voluntary Action Islington providing expert help to local community organisations on subjects ranging from strategy and funding to managing data....

Our submission to Islington’s Employment Commission

Our submission to Islington’s Employment Commission can be read here. In it we identify 3 main roles for the local voluntary sector in helping to tackle the barriers to employment faced by residents: 1) As a direct employer 2) As a provider of a wide range of employment support services...

Our response to the Council’s consultation

Voluntary Action Islington has published its response to the Council’s consultation on support to local voluntary organisations. In it we argue that when planning for the future the Council should adhere to the commitments in the local Compact  and the widely supported local voluntary sector election manifesto. Continued financial support...

Consultation on Council’s Support for the sector

Islington Council is consulting on support for local voluntary organisation’s and the future of the Islington Community Fund. Voluntary Action Islington is encouraging groups to respond directly to the consultation, which can be found here: www.islington.gov.uk/vcsconsultation. The consultation closes on 15th August 2014 Voluntary Action Islington held a member event...

VAI’s Community Buildings Project

Sixty five people from organisations throughout Islington attended the event on 18th June which marked the end of VAI’s highly successful Community Buildings Project and introduced our new social enterprise. Mike Sherriff, VAI’s Chief Executive described how the Community Buildings Project had provided a wide range of types of support...

Jurys Inn Islington 100 mile walk

Staff at Jurys Inn Islington will be walking 100 miles to support volunteering in Islington and the work of the DePaul charity. The route will be from Islington to the Olympic Park. Please show your support by sponsoring staff using Just Giving . You can also donate by texting YMOU72...

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