you looking for voluntary work?
IVAC is the umbrella agency for voluntary organisations in Islington,
providing a range of support services as you can see from the other
pages in this website. We do not organise volunteering. The main agencies
for volunteering in Islington are Islington
Volunteer Centre and Finsbury
and Clerkenwell Volunteers, who put potential volunteers
in touch with voluntary organisations in the borough, in accordance
with requirements that they have given them. They should be able to
let you know about current volunteer vacancies.
Alternatively you could approach organisations direct - for information
on all different types of projects in Islington, go to Islington
following organisations who are members of IVAC have also indicated
to us that they would welcome approaches from potential volunteers:
Park volunteer project: www.finsburypark.org.uk
United Network: www.friendsunitednetworkuk.com
Community Volunteers: www.octopuscommunity.net
your voluntary or community organisation is based in Islington, or
has projects in Islington, and you would like your organisation listed
on this page, contact IVAC's information officer by clicking here.
We cannot deal with requests from non-Islington organisations.
you are interested in volunteering but are worried about how it may
affect your benefits or immigration status, there are details here:
useful sources of volunteer vacancies
Other useful sources
of volunteer vacancies are www.do-it.org.uk,
and the Guardian's job pages on a Wednesday, which have a section on
RSVP exists to encourage
people over 50 to volunteer, details at www.csv-rsvp.org.uk,
as does Experience Corps on www.experiencecorps.co.uk.
If you are looking
to use your professional or managerial expertise to help a voluntary
organisation, you might like to visit www.volwork.org.uk.
VolunQueer is a
lesbian and gay volunteer bureau for the London area - find them at
If you are an employer and want to set up volunteering opportunities
for your staff www.employeevolunteering.org.uk
has lots of useful information, as does www.capitalcares.org,
which works to promote employee volunteering in London. Business
Community Connections works to broker partnerships between businesses
and charities: the businesses may offer volunteers, expertise or donations.
Details at www.bcconnections.org.uk.
OneLondon is an enterprise and regeneration agency which runs the City
Action for Community Development employee volunteering scheme for corporate
city firms. Details from www.one-london.com.
If your voluntary
or community organisation is based in Islington, or has projects in
Islington, and you would like your organisation listed on this page,
contact IVAC's information officer by clicking here.
We cannot deal with requests for volunteers from non-Islington organisations.
If you are looking
for volunteers for a specific task, some of the following organisations
might be of help:
REACH helps voluntary organisations benefit from the business,
managerial, technical and professional expertise of people who want
to volunteer their career skills. It recruits and supports experienced
men and women and places them in part-time, expenses-only roles with
nearby voluntary organisations throughout the UK - for free: www.reach-online.org.uk
The Cranfield Trust provides qualified volunteers for management
ProHelp London is a network of firms offering free help to
the voluntary sector: www.prohelp-london.org.uk.
Professionals4Free provides links to a variety of brokering
agencies offering professional services free to the voluntary sector:
Everybody Counts is the Institute of Chartered Accountants'
volunteering programme: www.icaew.co.uk/everybodycounts/index.cfm.
of Management Consultants, at www.comc.org.uk,
provides management consultancy for charities on a pro bono basis.
The Goodwill Gallery has volunteers offering a variety of professional
services free: www.goodwillgallery.com/freecharityservices.htm.
The Bar Pro Bono Unit can provide free legal advice from barristers
in cases where Legal Aid is not available: www.barprobono.org.uk.
The Solicitors' Pro Bono Group does the same for solicitors:
Information on managing volunteers
The National Centre
for Volunteering on www.volunteering.org.uk
has information on all aspects of volunteer management.
more information about volunteering generally, you may find the following
Community Service Volunteers: www.csv.org.uk/
Millennium Volunteers: www.millenniumvolunteers.gov.uk/
Student volunteering: www.studentvol.org.uk/
for Volunteering Research: www.ivr.org.uk
Volunteer Development England (formerly the National Association of
Volunteer Bureaux): www.vde.org.uk
information on volunteering abroad go to www.wse.org.uk.