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COVID-19 Support

In light of the government’s recent advice on 16.03.2020 to close offices and work from home if possible, VAI and Volunteer Centre Islington premises are now closed to the public. We are still working: doing everything we can to support Islington’s Voluntary and Community Sector and local communities.

We will be sharing key information and guidance through our websites, social media and e-news.

We are working in close partnership with key stakeholders including Islington Council, the NHS, and local funders.

Capacity Building Support for Voluntary and Community Groups
During the period of closure of our office due to the Coronavirus uncertainty, Voluntary Action Islington will still provide support to groups as much as possible; this will include telephone and email support and sign posting to specific agencies whenever relevant. We will provide advice on a range of issues including, fundraising, starting up a new community group, governance, policies & procedures, monitoring and evaluation.

We have access to a range of tools and resources. On our Website groups also have access to our Policies, Resources and Toolkits pages.

If you would like telephone support and advice then please contact Yvette Ellis on 07724 515351 between the hours of 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday or send an e-mail to yvette.ellis@vai.org.uk

Volunteering
Lots of enquiries about volunteering and how to contribute during the covid-19 crisis have been received. Some organisations might have to stop their volunteering activities but there will probably be a lot of organisations that will have a bigger demand from service users and therefore need of additional volunteers.

For further information please contact marta.aparicio@vai.org.uk

Useful links

‘We are Islington’ is a new helpline, set up by the council to support those who need any help, call 020 7527 8822 or email at: weareislington@islington.gov.uk (open daily 9am to 5pm)

@volaction_is (Twitter)
@vcislington   (Twitter)
vcislington (Instagram)

 

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