Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Give Your time, your words, your presence Opportunities to give in Islington. Current opportunities... If you’re a parent in Islington you could use your skills to volunteer with the Parent House and help other parents access support to overcome a wide range of issues. This is a brilliant opportunity to develop your experience and skills to find work. The Parent House is looking for a six month commitment from volunteers and in return will provide free training and support. Manor Gardens is looking for mental health champion volunteers to promote positive mental wellbeing in the local community for colleagues, clients, patients or people you encounter on a daily basis. Every champion is provided with free training and are then part of a network of champions with ongoing support, training events and information to help people in Islington develop and maintain good mental wellbeing. If you have experience of cancer you can influence the work that Cancer Research UK does by joining an Insight Panel as a volunteer. By sharing your experience you’ll help Cancer Research UK decide what their research priorities are. The closing date for applications is the 14 April. If you are a parent or have experience of parenting, Home Start is looking for volunteers to provide support and friendship to families with young children who are going through a difficult time. If you’re able to give 3 – 4 hours a week this is the perfect opportunity to make a real difference. Sunnyside Community Gardens is looking for gardening volunteers. This is a great opportunity to learn about gardening and have a big impact. You’ll be joining a really sociable and diverse community of people. Laamiga, a small charity run by women, is looking for female volunteer mentors to support minority ethnic and migrant women to look for work, improve their English or simply gain confidence and set new goals. Full training is provided and women of all ages and experience are welcome. If you’d like to volunteer in the creative arts there are lots of opportunities available with the Pleasance Theatre Trust at its festival fringe venues this summer. The programme will give you hands on experience and peer to peer learning. Islington Keep Our NHS Public (KONP) is looking for a part-time volunteer who can commit to a minimum of 2-3 hours a week to support their communications efforts. The volunteer should know how to post engaging and shareable content on social media platforms. Find out more by emailing Islington KONP chair, Tricia on [email protected] Are you a parent who would like to volunteer your time to support other families? The Parent House Outreach Project is looking for volunteers and also has a range of free courses including ESOL. Could you help bereaved people? St Joseph's Hospice in Islington needs volunteers. You don't need to have previous experience just good communication skills, empathy and flexibility to offer 5-6 volunteering hours a month. 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.