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2013

Volunteering Opportunities at Christmas

1. Host UK: Student Hosts for Christmas 24th – 27th December 2013 at your home Give an international student studying in London a place to stay over Christmas. If you would like to invite an international student to stay for a few days at Christmas or any other time of...

Islington’s Voluntary and Community Sector Committee

Last night Roz Miller made a presentation about the work of the Islington Mental Health and Poverty Networking Forum....

One Day Volunteering Opportunities in November and December

1. Canonbury Jobs Fair:   Varied Employment and Volunteering Roles 19th November 2013: 10am – 3pm, Essex Road N1 Come along and find out about various paid and voluntary roles in the Islington area. 2. The Bridge School:   Santa Fun Run Assistants or Participants 7th December 2013: 2pm – 6pm,...
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Celebrating our Volunteers – Islington Volunteer of the Year Awards 2013

David Martin – Volunteer of the Year 2013 Islington’s wonderful volunteers were celebrated at the Jurys Inn Volunteer of the Year Awards at Voluntary Action Islington (Wednesday 6th November). Awards were given in 5 categories, recognising older and younger volunteers, as well as trustees and employee volunteering. David Martin, from...
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New Council Leader to speak at AGM

The new Leader of Islington Council, Councillor Richard Watts, will be speaking at Voluntary Action Islington’s AGM. He will say a few words about his plans for the Council and its relationship with the voluntary sector. Debra Allcock-Tyler will speak about funding local community organisations and Voluntary Action Islington’s latest...

Charity Bike Ride supports Islington’s Volunteers

Jurys Inn staff and Islington volunteers get ready to ride Staff from the Islington Jurys Inn hopped on their bikes in support of Islington’s Volunteer Centre, raising over £700 in the process. The event, part of a national charity challenge for Jurys Inn staff, also included volunteers from Voluntary Action...

Boost for mental health & disability volunteering!

Voluntary Action Islington has received a £5,000 grant from the Santander Foundation to fund a project run by young volunteers that helps other young people with mental health issues and disabilities to get involved in volunteering. The grant was provided from the Foundation’s Community Plus initiative which provides grants of...

Islington Council Consultation about child poverty strategy

Islington Council have just produced a Draft Child Poverty Strategy setting out how they are going to work with partners to tackle the very high rate of child poverty in Islington. They would now like to consult with residents and partners on their approach before they produce the final version...

Introductory Event – Online learning for voluntary action

We are holding an event to introduce our new online offering to people involved in voluntary action – the Voluntary Action Academy. This will be held on Thursday 3rd October 5.15pm to 6.30pm at Voluntary Action Islington and if you are interested you are invited to attend. The Voluntary Action...

A Tale of Two cities at the King’s Head Theatre

Wednesday 25th September to Saturday 19th October 2013. Quote promotional code VAI for a discount on your tickets. One of the darkest and most romantic of Dickens’ novels, A Tale of Two Cities was adapted for the stage by the dream-team of Terence Rattigan and John Gielgud, and now gets its world...

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