Home-Start Camden offers free, confidential support, friendship and practical help to parents of children under five in the London Borough of Camden. In 2014 they approached VAC for advice on how to deal with redundancy.
The work we do supporting local residents, community groups and organisations in Camden has a transformative impact on the local community. But don't just take our word for it!
Here you can read just a few of the stories from our service users about how our support has made a real difference to help bring about a better quality of life and more sustainable and resilient communities in Camden.
Heath Street Baptist Church have been using VAC’s payroll service for quite some time. Here their Treasurer talks to VAC about how using this service ensures they pay their staff the right amount and comply with all legal requirements.
Millman Street Resource Centre offers a wide range of social activities like Tai Chi, computers, art and crafts, singing, gardening, yoga and much more to the over 55’s.
Anna Wright, local resident and festival coordinator for the Lady Somerset Road street festival talks to VAC about why community festivals are so important at bringing communities together.
In November 2014, VAC arranged Safeguarding Children training for the theatre, and now theatre Director, Julia Evanjalista, tells us about the impact this has made on the organsiation, and most importantly, the children they work with.
Olivia Vincenti, Head of Service for the Partnerships and Commissioning Team (Camden Council Children Schools and Families Directorate (CSF), has worked for Camden Council’s Children’s Services since 2003 and views VAC and the local voluntary sector as a long time key partner and provider of children’s services. Here, Olivia talks to VAC in depth about […]
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.
Michael Parkes is a retired surveyor and town planner who has been volunteering with VAC since 2011 on the Neighbourhood Planning Projects in Somers Town and Bloomsbury. Here Michael talks to us about what volunteering for VAC has meant to him.