Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Give Your time, your words, your presence Opportunities to give in Islington. Current opportunities... Octopus community network needs people like you to volunteer and improve the neighbourhood where you live and the spaces you love. Come along to Octopus Volunteer Recruitment fair on Wednesday, 12 June from 12.30pm – 2.30pm at Caxton House, N19 3RQCould you help encourage families to get active and eat well? Islington Council is looking for community champion volunteers who are passionate about health and are willing to give 2-3 hours of their time a week. In return you will get free training and ongoing support. Email [email protected]Cally Festival on Sunday, 23 June is a celebration of everything Islington has to offer and unites over 7000 people from the area. The organisers are looking for volunteers to help set up and support the festival on the day to help make this year’s the best one yet! If this sounds like something you would like to get involved in you can apply here Would you like to volunteer your time and make a difference but not sure what would suit you? Camden and Islington’s volunteering fair may be able to help. Over 22 organisations will be joining forces and sharing information about roles on offer on Friday, 21 June between 12pm – 2pm. It is a great chance to find out what might suit you! You can use also the Voluntary Action Islington online search tool to find out about current local voluntary opportunities. FCV Dorcas 21a Community Room, Midway House, Manningford Close, EC1V 7HP fcv-dorcas.org.uk FCV Dorcas works to combat isolation among the elderly in Islington. Their volunteers support older people living in Central & South Islington. There are many rewarding volunteer opportunities which can also give valuable experience if you want to work in care or community work. Freightliners City Farm Sheringham Road, N7 8PF www.freightlinersfarm.org.uk Freightliners City Farm runs evidence based programmes that have significant positive impact on visitors & volunteers in the community. By working at the farm, volunteers gain skills, confidence and health benefits. Help on Your Doorstep volunteering opportunities In our 7 locations around the London Borough of Islington. www.helponyourdoorstep.org.uk/volunteer-for-us Dedicated, friendly and engaging volunteers are a key part of our well-supported, well trained team. Our volunteers help us reach more people, improve outcomes for our clients and enhance knowledge of services in our local community. We have various volunteering opportunities in admin and outreach roles. Voluntary Action Islington 200a Pentonville Road London N1 9JP vai.org.uk/volunteering Can provide information and support on volunteering to anyone who lives, studies or works in Islington. This could be short term, long term, bite size, remote. Roles range from general helping an individual to being a Trustee. Can also support local people in forming or growing their not for profit organization. If you would like more information or help to get involved in any of these opportunities please contact us. Health and wellbeing update service If you are interested in finding out about our free SMS or email health and wellbeing update service which provides news and events about opportunities in Islington on a weekly basis then please contact us. If you have received a SMS/text from us and do not want to be sent further updates to your phone please reply to the link stating 'STOP' (charges may apply) or email us at [email protected] with 'STOP SMS' as the subject of the email and stating your full name in the email message.