Voluntary Action Islington News & Policy

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...

Free advice training sessions in May and June

VAI and Islington Council, in partnership with the Islington Strategic Advice Partnership are offering a range 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 5 sessions listed...

Islington united against racism and Islamophobia

There have been reports that in recent weeks Muslim organisations and members of our communities across the country have received threatening letters. There is mention of a ‘punish a Muslim day’ – to happen on 3rd April. To reassure our Muslim friends, neighbour, family and colleagues: • See the letter...

Online Volunteer Recruitment System Launched

      Volunteer Centre Islington has been supporting volunteers, organisations and promoting volunteering opportunities over the years. We are now making it easier and launched  Volunteer Connect to promote local volunteering roles online. Volunteer Connect is a dedicated volunteering portal available through our website for Volunteers, Organisations and their...

State of Islington’s Voluntary and Community Sector Survey 2017

                    We invite VCS organisations working in Islington to contribute to our annual research by taking part in the State of the Sector survey. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Take part and your organisation might be able to...

Volunteering Opportunities at Christmas 2017

1. Quaker Homeless Action 23-30th December Runs a shelter for the homeless at Union Chapel in Highbury, Islington. They are looking for volunteers in a number of roles Have a look at the Quaker Homeless Action volunteering opportunities here. 2. St Luke’s Community Centre Christmas Day. Volunteers needed between 9am...

Living Wage Week 2017

As an accredited Living Wage employer Voluntary Action Islington encourages other voluntary organisations to seek accreditation too.  Many voluntary organisations exist to relieve poverty and paying our own staff a living wage helps to achieve this. A Living Wage also enables people to have time for their families and community....

Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017

PRESS RELEASE Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2017 Wednesday 1st November 2017 Islington’s Volunteer of the Year 2017 is Mathew Smith, who has dedicated five years to volunteering with Family Action’s mentoring service, Friendship Works. Through his consistent friendship, support and encouragement, Mat has made a huge difference to...

VAI is seeking an Office Administrator

We are looking for an Office Administrator who would be able to take charge of the day-to-day needs of a busy Resource Centre and provide administrative support to the team at VAI. This is a wide-ranging role that will require the post holder to be the first point of call...

VAI is seeking a Development and Partnerships Manager

Voluntary Action Islington (VAI) is seeking an experienced manager with the skills and experience to help develop and implement the organisation’s new strategic and operational plans. VAI is the local membership organisation and accredited Volunteer Centre in Islington. We offer information, advice and training to develop the capacity of those...

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