Barnet First - March 2017 edition

Barnet First is the resident's magazine produced by Barnet Council. You can view the opportunities featured in the March 2017 magazine, with links, below.

Click on each role title to see more information and to apply.

To apply for the role, you will need to register to our service. You can register today by clicking here. You can also view our guide to using the website.

You can also contact 0300 365 9960 or for more information.

Could you support an accessible, community allotment plot on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons? The allotment is a space for adults with learning disabilities or health conditions who are otherwise unable to access an allotment. Support a meaningful project while benefitting from all the physical and mental health benefits allotments provide.

Support Volunteer


Are you interested in volunteering at one of Barnet's libraries? See below for details about each role.


South Friern Library (Inclusion Barnet)

East Barnet Library (Inclusion Barnet)

Childs Hill Library (Kisharon)


Home-Start trains volunteers to provide emotional and practical support to parents who live in the borough and have at least one child aged under 5. Can you offer around three hours/week to those who need emotional support, a friendly word, a listener or a simple gesture of comfort?

Home-Visiting Volunteer

Hundreds of volunteers support Jewish Care to provide community centres, care homes and services to the Jewish community, including the elderly and those with disabilities. Volunteer Greeters are required across North-West London to make new volunteers feel welcome, assist with their and show them around.

Volunteer Greeter

Join the peer support programme and use your experiences to support, motivate and inspire others accessing Hestia services. Volunteers with experience of using Hestia services are welcome, as are those with lived experiences relating to mental health, domestic abuse, substance misuse and other support needs.

Peer Support Volunteer

Do you want to take that next step to an exciting, adventurous, life? Barnet Scouts are looking for Adult Leaders and new members for Scout Groups right across Barnet. Volunteer leaders needed to help these groups – join an international movement supporting young people to do their best and make a difference.

Barnet Scout Leader (leading children aged 6-8)
Barnet Scout Leader (leading children aged 8-10 or 11)
Barnet Scout Leader (leading young people aged 10-14)
Barnet Scout Leader (leading young people aged 14 - 18)


Jami runs outings on Sundays for centre users who have a history of mental health conditions. Accompany these groups on Sundays with centre staff, and help with the organisation of trips.

Outings Volunteer

Take on a vital and rewarding role supporting services for deaf and hard of hearing people, aimed at reducing loneliness and isolation. The Jewish Deaf Association needs positive and cheerful drivers to collect, drop and pick up their members.

Volunteer Driver

If you have a few hours to spare each week, enjoy working with the public and would like to support an essential service, this could be the role for you. Become a Retail Assistant at Noah's Ark Charity Shop and help to raise vital funds.

Retail Assistant

The Pavilion offers a range of educational programmes for young people unable to attend mainstream schools for a variety of reasons including social, emotional, behavioural and medical difficulties. They are looking for volunteers interested in the outdoors to assist in creating a calming, relaxing woodland space/classroom.

Woodland Project Volunteer

Are you friendly and a good listener? Volunteers will help a service which supports adults with varying learning disabilities and mental health related needs.

Befriending with Creative Support provides an invaluable service for clients who may be experiencing social isolation.


Home for Good Community Volunteers partner up with formerly homeless people who have been resettled in their neighbourhood. Volunteers provide meaningful support to the person they are partnered with, by meeting socially on a regular basis.

Home for Good Community Volunteer

Vintage Volunteering offer volunteer opportunities to mature individuals (generally aged 50+). This role involves visiting isolated and elderly individuals at sheltered accommodations on a weekly, bi-fortnightly or monthly basis. The objective is to improve the health & well-being of residents through entertainment, engagement & interaction.

INSPIRE+ Volunteer

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