With my experience being a volunteer previously, I believe it is a great way to use your free time to learn, gain experience, upgrade skills and to meet new people (expanding your network).
I remember it well – the first time I ever ran a workshop for Voluntary Action Camden. The pounding heart, dry mouth, shaking hands. What if I forget what I want to say? What if my mind goes totally blank? What if..? Several years on and some 50 or so workshops later, talking to a […]
The Community Health Advocates project is part of VAC’s Health Inequalities work to address issues which contribute to poor health outcomes for Camden residents. VAC recruits and trains local people to volunteer in Camden GP practices. These Community Health Advocates promote community based services and activities that contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Voluntary Action Camden supports volunteer Mental Health Champions to engage with Camden-based BMER and faith communities.
Voluntary Action Camden is seeking to increase its capacity to provide tailor made support to voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises. We are looking for people with skills and experience in the following areas: Governance, Fundraising, Financial Management, Business Planning and Setting up of new organisations.
Voluntary Action Camden supports volunteer Mental Health Champions to engage with Camden-based BMER and faith communities. Key aims of the project are to: (1) raise awareness of mental health and wellbeing either in the community or in the workplace (2) tackle stigma by starting conversations about mental health in a non-threatening way (e.g by using […]
Voluntary Action Camden wants to recruit some new trustees. In particular the Executive Committee is looking for people who have knowledge of the needs of different communities, strategic planning, marketing, finance and above all a willingness to explore new ways of working.
This volunteer had never had a job in an office. She volunteered at VAC for 1.5 years which helped her develop essential skills to help her in her search for paid employment, including skills in IT, admin and communication.
Len Lauk, local Camden resident, began volunteering with VAC in July 2013 to help with admin and ICT. Len quickly took on more roles and was soon instrumental in helping VAC to demonstrate impact through it’s case study programme. Here Len tells us why volunteering was so important for him and how it helped him secure paid work in a local Camden civil society organisation.
Peter Simonson, a local Camden resident, began volunteering with VAC in April 2014 on the volunteer Heath Advocacy Project. Here Peter tells us about the difference the project is making in the community, and how volunteering has helped him gain valuable skills in the public health field.