Barnet First - July 2017 edition

Barnet First is the resident's magazine produced by Barnet Council. You can view the latest opportunities featured in the magazine, with links, below.

You can find the rest of the magazine in the digital archive here.

Could you join a panel in Barnet to help repair some of the harm caused by youth offenders?

The panels involve two trained volunteers from the local community, alongside one member of the Youth Offending Team, meeting with a young offender to talk about what happened and the impact of the actions on the victim/s or community.

Volunteers need to be 18+ and able to dedicate a few hours every fortnight, generally outside work hours. You’ll receive specific training including how panels work, your role in the process, restorative justice and communication.

Barnet Carers’ Centre are seeking volunteer befrienders to provide support to isolated individuals. You can make a difference simply by offering a listening ear and enjoying a cup of tea or two with your new 'befriendee'. Full DBS check, induction/training and travel expenses provided.

Noah’s Ark provide emotional, social and practical support to family members with children affected by serious illness. They are seeking volunteers to help out by helping children with homework, befriending or arranging transport.

Could you inspire someone to volunteer? The Jewish Volunteering Network require volunteers to support people who have an initial barrier to volunteering due to a disability, health condition or low self-esteem.

Dementia Club UK support people with dementia and their carers. At the fun and energetic Dementia Club, families spend time together doing a range of activities – every week is different. Could you assist their work by making teas and coffees, and getting involved in these inclusive sessions?

Volunteers are needed to assist people affected by MS for the MS Society. As a volunteer, you will be doing a whole variety of supportive activities, including signposting people to relevant services and helping to reduce isolation in sheltered accommodation and hospitals.

Nobody should have to face cancer alone. Advocacy in Barnet support individuals affected by cancer. They are seeking volunteers who can spare a few hours a week to assist individuals and their carers in accessing services.

You don’t have to be an IT expert to get involved with Age UK’s digital sessions – you just need to have a basic grasp of using phones, laptops or tablets. Spending a couple of hours supporting older people get to grips with technology will allow them to stay in touch with their families.

Previous editions

March 2017