2018 - Voluntary Action Islington

VAI Christmas Closure Dates

Voluntary Action Islington closes at 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018, reopening in the new year on Wednesday 2nd January 2019. Thank you for all your support and participation during 2018! We wish you all very happy and prosperous 2019!...

Free and affordable food options for Islington residents

Our colleagues at Single Homeless Project gathered a daily list of free and affordable food options for Islington residents, it also includes alternatives to food banks in case people exceed permitted number of referrals. Click here to download the list of free food banks which will be helpful for clients...

Volunteering Opportunities at Christmas 2018

1. Quaker Open Christmas 23th December – 2nd January Runs a shelter for the homeless at the Amercian Church on Tottenham Court Road. They are looking for volunteers in a number of roles Have a look at the Quaker Homeless Action webpage and apply for their roles. 2. St Luke’s...

Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018

PRESS RELEASE Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018 Wednesday 7th November 2018 Islington’s Volunteer of the Year 2018 is Fatima Zahra Habri, who has given many hours in volunteer time as a Volunteer Advisor for MEWSO, who previously gave her emotional and practical support. Now Zahra is helping Islington...

Women and Leadership Conference 2018

              Inspiring leadership and developing talent in Islington’s Voluntary and Community Sector 22nd October, 10-2pm. Macquarie Group, 28 Ropemaker St, EC2Y 9HD   Although women make up 70% of the charity sector workforce, they make up less than half the senior managers and only...

Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018 – Nominations now open!

DEADLINE EXTENDED 19th OCT Do you know a fantastic volunteer? Nominate them for the Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018! Do you know of someone whose volunteering contribution is outstanding – and worthy of recognition by the entire community? Nominations for the Islington Volunteer of the Year Award 2018...

Capacity Building Essentials Project 2018 – 2019

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 Fundraising, Business Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation along with other specified areas. The programme will be delivered...

Big Lottery Fund 1-to-1 surgeries at VAI

Voluntary Action Islington runs monthly 1- to -1 surgeries with the Big Lottery Fund at the end of each month, the aim of these 1-to-1 sessions are to provide groups wishing to make an application with a review of their ideas and direction on what the Big Lottery Fund in...

Free advice training sessions in July, September 2018

VAI and Islington Council, in partnership with the Islington Strategic Advice Partnership are offering a second round of advice training sessions. These are for front line workers who are not advice specialists but would like to increase their knowledge of key areas of advice. This programme is offering the sessions...

Team London 2018 Achievement Awards

Deadline for nominations has now been extended to the 25 July Now’s the time to nominate your volunteers for an award from the Mayor of London as part of the Team London 2018 Achievement Awards – nominations close on 16th July 2018 – extended to the 25th July Volunteers can...

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