Voluntary Action Islington News & Policy

London Community Response Wave 3

Whatever priority area you are applying for funding for, you can apply for either a small or a large grant: Small – grants of up to £10,000, using a simple application form, with decisions typically made within two to three weeks of you making an application; or Large – grants...

Volunteers’ week 2020

Volunteers’ Week is taking place this week, 1-7th June 2020. It is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. This year will be different, due to social distancing we are unable to get together at celebration events for volunteers in Islington. Instead,...

How is your organisation adapting to the covid-19 challenges?

Dear Local Voluntary and Community Sector, I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that as well as local people being hit hard by the lockdown, so has your organisation, too. That’s why I’m asking you to take a few minutes to fill in the Islington VCS Covid-19 Survey....

VAI Covid-19

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...

Chief Executive of Voluntary Action Islington – Recruitment

Chief Executive Voluntary Action Islington Salary £56,000 for a 35 hour week Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) is the main provider of support to Islington’s thriving and diverse voluntary sector and promotes community action through volunteering in the Borough. VAI works with over 500 voluntary organisations based or working in Islington....

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...

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!...

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...

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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