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July 2020

Creating Writing during Lockdown

July 31 @ 11:00 - August 21 @ 11:45

Calling all interested in writing, reading and stories! It's hard to stay creative in lockdown. Come join our volunteer Wallis, an actor and writer with a wild imagination! We'll look at what it takes to make the perfect short story, how no idea is too bizarre and what you need to get your creative juices flowing. This course will be interactive and will see you picking up a pen and giving writing a go in a fun, relaxed setting. Absolutely…

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August 2020

Volunteer Managers’ Forum & Networking

August 12 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Zoom meeting

Voluntary Action Islington started working on the Strengthening Communities Through Volunteering project. The project has been funded by the London Community Response Fund/City Bridge Trust. The aim is to help local voluntary organisations support volunteers and local people better at a time when health & safety and safeguarding are essential and remote working is the new normal. Our initial online Volunteer Managers' Forum is aiming to be a collaborative space where we will be discussing the changing situation with the…

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Racism: Not in our sector?

August 12 @ 17:00 - 18:00

Campaigns such as #CharitySoWhite have challenged the sector to take a long hard look in the mirror for a while but only the ongoing worldwide anti-racism rallies have finally pushed the topic to the top of the agenda. Employment statistics on BAME representation have shown that the UK charity sector has been lacking behind both the public and private sector for years. Have we been complacent about racism on our own doorsteps? Have we been blind to what the experience…

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Volunteer Management Clinic

August 19 @ 11:00 - 13:00
Zoom meeting, Remote United Kingdom

Voluntary Action Islington started working on the Strengthening Communities Through Volunteering project. The project has been funded by the London Community Response Fund/City Bridge Trust. The aim is to help local voluntary organisations support volunteers and local people better at a time when health & safety and safeguarding are essential and remote working is the new normal. An initial session will be for up to 45 minutes and a follow up meeting can be provided if necessary. If you would like…

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The Covid Crisis CEO: How to get it right

August 19 @ 17:00 - 18:00

Leading a charity during a once in a lifetime global crisis is tough. Your organisation needs you more than ever at this time when, in private, you’re likely to be wrestling with the same lockdown frustrations and issues as everyone else during this pandemic. What type of CEO should we aspire to be? What did we get right and what would we do differently if we could start again? Join this Zoom Talk for a frank discussion with other charity…

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The do’s and don’ts of successful board – executive communication during the crisis

August 24 @ 17:00 - 17:30

Covid 19 has pushed many charities to the brink of an existential crisis and made efficient board communication more important than ever. With high consequence decisions to be made at pace, trustees naturally need to be more involved in the organisation; many boards hold more frequent meetings and ad hoc crisis working groups have been formed. But how much involvement is too much? How can organisations shape the board-executive crisis communication in a way that gives trustees all the information…

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Current pathways for cancer care

August 25 @ 10:30 - 12:00

This event will look at symptoms and signs of potential cancer,  cancer treatment pathways, and the safety of current services. This event is running in partnership with North Central London Cancer Alliance. Book Here 

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