2017 - Voluntary Action Islington

State of Islington’s Voluntary and Community Sector Survey 2017

                    We invite VCS organisations working in Islington to contribute to our annual research by taking part in the State of the Sector survey. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Take part and your organisation might be able to...

Volunteering Opportunities at Christmas 2017

1. Quaker Homeless Action 23-30th December Runs a shelter for the homeless at Union Chapel in Highbury, Islington. They are looking for volunteers in a number of roles Have a look at the Quaker Homeless Action volunteering opportunities here. 2. St Luke’s Community Centre Christmas Day. Volunteers needed between 9am...

Living Wage Week 2017

As an accredited Living Wage employer Voluntary Action Islington encourages other voluntary organisations to seek accreditation too.  Many voluntary organisations exist to relieve poverty and paying our own staff a living wage helps to achieve this. A Living Wage also enables people to have time for their families and community....

Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017

PRESS RELEASE Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017 Wednesday 1st November 2017 Islington’s Volunteer of the Year 2017 is Mathew Smith, who has dedicated five years to volunteering with Family Action’s mentoring service, Friendship Works. Through his consistent friendship, support and encouragement, Mat has made a huge difference to...

VAI is seeking an Office Administrator

We are looking for an Office Administrator who would be able to take charge of the day-to-day needs of a busy Resource Centre and provide administrative support to the team at VAI. This is a wide-ranging role that will require the post holder to be the first point of call...

VAI is seeking a Development and Partnerships Manager

Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) is seeking an experienced manager with the skills and experience to help develop and implement the organisation’s new strategic and operational plans. VAI is the local membership organisation and accredited Volunteer Centre in Islington. We offer information, advice and training to develop the capacity of those...

Together We Can – Improve employment prospects for volunteers

Voluntary Action Islington is running Together We Can, a project that will work with local organisations to improve the future employability of Islington residents through volunteering. We are currently contacting organisations interested in taking part in the project, which will start in October 2017. We will work with up to...

Islington VCS Organisations Directory – URGENT UPDATE

Islington’s directory of voluntary and community organisations is developed in partnership with Islington Council and maintained by Voluntary Action Islington. Being part of the directory gives your organisation the best chance of being found by people/organisations who need your support or volunteers who would like to help out in Islington!...

VAI to continue running the Strengthening Volunteering Project

Maximising potential from Volunteer Management Strengthening Volunteering Project 2017 – 2018   Voluntary Action Islington has successfully applied to City Bridge Trust to continue running the Strengthening Volunteering Project for another year. The project will work with local organisations to develop and improve the induction and management of volunteers. We...

Capacity Building Essentials Project 2017 – 2018

The Capacity Building Essentials project is a project which will work with 18 small Islington voluntary and community organisations who require support with developing their organisation’s effectiveness and sustainability. The project offers help with Business Planning, Financial Management, Publicity & Promotion, Fundraising, Monitoring and Evaluation. The programme will be delivered...

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