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10 reasons why people volunteer

  1. It’s good for your health: Studies have found that when you stop thinking about your own problems and focus on someone other than yourself, your stress levels start to decrease. This is because doing something for someone else interrupts tension-producing patterns and replaces it with a sense of...

VAI Christmas Closure Dates

  Voluntary Action Islington closes at 1 pm on 24th December 2019, reopening in the new year on Thursday 2nd January 2020. The volunteer centre is now closed. The centre will be back open on the 7th of January 2020. Thank you for all your support and participation during 2019!...
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Volunteering Opportunities at Christmas 2019

1. Bucket Collecting Volunteer – The Silver Line Sunday 22nd November – Monday 23rd December – various locations The Silver Line with their bucket collections across London and beyond to celebrate their 6th Birthday on the 25th November, as well as Christmas. Collecting is a fun and simple way to...
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Islington Volunteer of the Year 2019

PRESS RELEASE Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019 Wednesday 6th November 2019 Islington’s Volunteer of the Year 2019 is Charity Suzyo Nyirenda for her peer support work for women living with HIV and her courage in being the face of many HIV stigma campaigns. She volunteers for Positively UK,...
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Capacity Building Essentials Project 2019 – 2020

The Capacity Building Essentials project is a project which will work with 18 small Islington voluntary and community groups who require support with developing their group’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...
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Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019 – Nominations now open!

***Nominations are closed now. If you want to attend the Awards ceremony book your place here*** Do you know a fantastic volunteer? Nominate them for the Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2019! Do you know of someone whose volunteering contribution is outstanding – and worthy of recognition by the...
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National Lottery Community Fund 1-to-1 surgeries at VAI

The 1- to -1 surgeries with the National Lottery Community Fund will resume in September at Voluntary Action Islington. VAI runs every other moth 1- to -1 surgeries with the National Lottery Community Fund, the aim of these 1-to-1 sessions are to provide groups wishing to make an application with...
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Summer Volunteering Fair 2019 – 21st June

  Did you know volunteering has a number of surprising benefits? Want to get fit, make new friends or try something new? Volunteering can help you do all of that — and more! With this in mind, we are offering you a chance to meet more than 22 local organisations...
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Hackney-Islington Young Londoners Fund Network

Voluntary Action Islington together with Hackney CVS, on behalf of the GLA, have launched the Hackney-Islington Young Londoners Fund (HI-YLF) Network. One of our roles is to support prospective applicants to YLF Round 2, which is launching mid-May. The HI-YLF Network will be hosting an information session on Thursday, 23...
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Arts & Culture Projects Funding Booklet 2019

Voluntary Action Islington has updated the Arts & Culture Projects Funding Booklet. The booklet it is now available on VAI’s Fundraising Support webpage  and has been developed to help voluntary and community organisations in Islington in their fundraising efforts. You can also access more funders by going to the Islington...
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