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.
Meet up regularly with a befriendee to help them get out and about in a safe environment, and integrate into their community. Volunteering on a one-to-one basis, you and the befriendee will take part in gentle activities such as going to a café, shopping or for a walk.
Jami is a charity which provides support for Jewish people with a history of mental health conditions. Jami want to support centre users and staff stop smoking and improve their health. Get involved in organising anti-smoking training sessions and help Jami develop an anti-smoking campaign. Lived experience of being a smoker is beneficial!
Could you volunteer to collect books from North London locations? New Chapters is a social enterprise selling used books, fully operated by members and volunteers of disability charity Langdon, which helps adults with learning disabilities learn new employment skills. Langdon members will accompany the driver.
Childs Hill Library are looking for volunteers to welcome visitors, assist them with finding resources they are looking for and help keep the library safe and tidy. Volunteers will receive training and regular support plus the opportunity to assist with other activities such as the Summer Reading Challenge and community events.
Offer companionship and practical support to somebody living with a terminal illness at their home. Volunteer for up to three hours each week, helping with activities such as reading, making short trips to the shops and providing information on local services. All volunteers will receive extensive training beforehand to make sure you're ready, and you'll receive on-going support throughout your time volunteering. Volunteers should be able to commit for 12 months.
Do you love the outdoors? Help others access the joys of gardening by volunteering on Whetstone Allotments’ accessible, community allotment plot. Tasks include preparing the plot and sowing seeds under cover, in raised beds and in the ground. Everyone is welcome, especially those who don’t usually have access to outdoor space.
Help provide effective and efficient advice to members of the public. Develop your administration and customer relations skills by interviewing clients, setting priorities with the client and completing clear and accurate case records. The volunteer must be committed to the aims and principles of the Citizens Advice service.