Events and Training for Volunteers

Come and meet a member of Volunteering Barnet staff to find out more about volunteering. We also offer "Introduction to Volunteering" training for those who are interested in volunteering or want to learn more about it. 

For details of our events and training for organisations, please click here. 

Volunteers' Week 2018

We’ll be celebrating this year’s Volunteers’ Week with our annual Volunteers’ Fair. Come along for the chance to meet incredible organisations such as RSPB, Barnet Scouts and Jewish Volunteering Network and find out what they can offer you as a volunteer. There’s also a chance to meet other volunteers in Barnet through our micro-volunteering activity – making seed packs for friends, family and the local community.

Event Details:

Barnet Volunteers’ Fair 2018

Wednesday 6th June

artsdepot, 5 Nether St, North Finchley, London N12 0GA


No need to book a place to come to the fair, just drop by. We look forward to seeing you. For more details please see our Eventbrite page

We'll also be celebrating how volunteers make the difference in Barnet. So if you currently volunteer in Barnet please do get in touch and let us know!

You can find out about our 2017 fair by clicking here.

Volunteer Drop-In 

Every Wednesday, 2-4pm

Our Drop-ins take place at BOOST Burnt Oak Library, 99 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak, Edgware, HA8 0UB.

We run a drop-in session every week for volunteers and people thinking about volunteering.

  • Meet one of our friendly volunteering "matchmakers"
  • Get support finding a volunteer role that suits you
  • Find out how to apply for a role

The drop-in is entirely free and there's no need to book. We operate on a first-come, first-serve basis and we try to see as many people as we can. 

As well as Burnt Oak Library we are currently looking for a new space to hold our drop-ins to start in February, so please come back and check this page then! 

P.S. Please get in touch if you have a suggestion for session venues!

For details of future dates, please contact us on 0300 365 9960.


Introduction to Volunteering Training

This Introduction to Volunteering workshop gives volunteers a chance to understand what to expect, benefits of volunteering and to share your excitements and concerns. It is accessible for people of all needs and abilities – everyone is welcome.

We will cover topics such as:
•    What is volunteering?
•    How might I benefit from volunteering?
•    Volunteering as a way to achieve your goals
•    What to expect when you volunteer

Who is the course suitable for?
Anyone who is interested in volunteering – maybe you haven’t volunteered before and would like to know what to expect, or maybe you aren’t sure how it might affect your benefits. No matter what your situation, if you’re interested in volunteering then this workshop is for you!

We can deliver this training at your organisation - for example at your college, university, job centre or community group. Just get in touch  for  more details. 

If you are interested in this training, please get in contact with us via email

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