Events and Training for Volunteers

Volunteering Barnet provides a programme of open sessions and events across the borough in central community areas such as libraries and community centres ,where you can meet one of the team and 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. 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. 

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


Volunteer Drop-In 

Come and speak to us about volunteering. 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. 

January 2018 Drop-ins

Every Wednesday 10th, 2-4pm @ BOOST Burnt Oak Library, 99 Watling Avenue, Burnt Oak, Edgware, HA8 0UB.

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!

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

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