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2014

We are recruiting an apprentice

Voluntary Action Islington is pleased to be working with Islington Council to recruit a resident aged 16-24 who is currently unemployed to join us as an apprentice.  Full details are available from the Islington Council BEST team : BEST@islington.gov.uk . The job description is attached here. The closing date is...

Nominate a Volunteer of the Year in Volunteers’ Week

At the start of Volunteers’ Week we are taking nominations for the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards. Ensure volunteers with your organisation receive recognition by making your nomination today. There will be awards for volunteers aged 18-25, 26-60 and 60+ . We will also make an award to the...

Team London 2014 Achievement Awards

The nomination period for the third Team London Achievement Awards is now open. The Mayor of London will once again give well deserved recognition to London volunteers and their contribution to the community and spirit of the capital city. The Awards are a chance to celebrate not only the excellence...

Child poverty strategy – response to public consultation

Following consultation, Islington Council has agreed on its strategy for tackling child poverty until 2016, when a new strategy will be drawn up. Follow the links below to find out more: Islington Council’s Child Poverty Strategy 2013-2016 Child Poverty Strategy summary Response to consultation Islington Child Poverty Needs Assessment 2013...

Report on the Voluntary Sector Conference 2013

The 2013 conference brought together over 130 voluntary sector employees, volunteers, trustees, council officers, councillors and local residents. Please follow the links for the report and appendices: Meeting the Needs of Our Communities in Tough Times Appendix 1: discussion notes Appendix 2: 2012 conference recommendations Based on the workshop discussions,...

New IT courses launched

Our Voluntary Action Academy has just launched new courses to help you improve your IT skills. The courses are priced at just £2.36 each and include power point, excel, word and outlook....

Recognition at Citizens Assembly

Last night, Wednesday 26th March, over 180 people from Islington Citizens member institutions, comprising churches, schools, mosques, gathered at Islington Art and Media School.  In this Assembly, Voluntary Action Islington was considered the first CVS in the country to become a Living Wage Employer. We were pleased to receive an...

Islington voluntary and community organisations publish local election manifesto

Today Islington Community Network published their manifesto for the local election 2014. The manifesto calls on whoever leads the Council after the election on May 22nd to support Islington’s voluntary and community organisations to continue to organise communities, provide services and enable local people to get involved in volunteering and...
News

Report on Substance Misuse and Volunteering Project published

Yesterday over 30 people attended an event organised at Voluntary Action Islington at which we presented the report about a project to engage people who were part of a substance misuse treatment programme in volunteering. The project was undertaken in partnership with Cranstoun drug and alcohol treatment service. The evaluation...

One Day Volunteering Opportunities in March 2014

1. St Luke’s Community Centre: Greenhouse and Garden Helpers March 2014: Flexible hours and days, Old Street To help this busy community centre clean up its garden and erect a greenhouse. Check the website here 2. Finsbury Park Trust: Gardening and Redecoration Assistants March 2014: Flexible hours and days, Finsbury...

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