Get help 5 ways to wellbeing Give Your time, your words, your presence Opportunities to give in Islington. Current opportunities... Could you help people who have been bereaved? Islington Bereavement Service is looking for befriending volunteers who can support people through listening and taking people to appointments. You do not need previous experience and full training is provided. The Parent House is looking for Parent Volunteers to help support families against knife crime. You will receive seven weeks of accredited training which starts in September. Together we can make a difference and reduce knife crime in the borough. Solace is looking for female volunteers to help in a variety of different roles including supporting their helpline, business development admin and facilitator positions. In return for your help you will receive excellent experience, training and support. Manor Gardens has a range of interesting volunteering opportunities to make a difference to disadvantaged people living in Islington. Roles include helping at events, in the nursery and befriending schemes. The Foodbank runs from the Highbury Roundhouse (N1) every Saturday and Monday from 1pm-4pm. Food donations and volunteers are welcome, show your community spirit and get involved. Together we can tackle food poverty! 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.