The National Council for Voluntary Organisations has urged the sector to campaign with confidence. There has been much scare mongering over the Lobbying Act but most of the provisions only apply to organisations “where the expenditure can reasonably be regarded as intended to influence the electoral prospects of parties or candidates.” Few voluntary organisations in […]
View the presentations and speakers and storify VAC overview Cllr Georgia Gould Presentation on Adult Social Care Challenges to CDA Dr Caz Sayer Presentation on Camden Local Care Strategy [View the story “Voluntary Action Camden AGM 2017” on Storify] 0000
VAC supports individuals and groups to get involved in civil society, develop ways of sharing resources and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Camden. We are looking for individuals who have previous experience of being a trustee, an enthusiastic appreciation and understanding of Camden’s community sector and who want to see the sector thrive in the coming years.
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 […]
Supporting Well-Being in Times of Austerity – The Real Value of the Community and Voluntary Sector. Report to Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee from Healthwatch Camden and Voluntary Action Camden.
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.
VAC works with local residents, community groups and organisations, as well as local business and statutory and public partners, to develop and support a vibrant civil society that underpins a high quality of life in Camden and the surrounding areas. This short video explains a bit about VAC and the work we do in Camden, […]
Lukas Lehmen, Director of Holborn Community Association, tells how using VAC’s bulk purchase networks has helped save money on essential supplies.