News Archive: 2016

Opportunities of the Week 05/12/2016

Do you have questions about volunteering?
This week's drop-in will be co-hosted by Active Volunteering who are celebrating their success with an end-of-the-year party. Active Volunteering supports people with health difficulties and disabilities to get into volunteering.
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Volunteer Story - Michael

Michael lives in Finchley Central and is a student at Middlesex University studying for his BSc in Environmental Management.

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Colindale Pulse - Fun Day

Join Crabtree and Colindale Communities Trust on 22 July, from 3pm to 8pm and get involved in lots of fun activities for the whole family.

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#MakeItHappen - Krzys

Krzysztof Sumeracki is a warehouse operator who used to volunteer as a graphic designer in his spare time. Volunteering allowed him to meet new people whilst developing his skills in graphic design and communication.

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#MakeItHappen - Saqlain

Saqlain Choudry is a full time A-level student from North London who has managed to also find some time during his busy schedule to volunteer for Kids Run Free. He joined the organisation in October 2015 as a volunteer assistant, and in the short time has been promoted in his role to earn the title of Running Event Director!

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#MakeItHappen - Vinod

Vinod Rajder is a semiretired Software Engineer and IT professional. He shares his knowledge and passion in IT as a volunteer as a Digital Champion. He also volunteers as a Driver for a residential home in looking after service users with learning and physical disabilities.

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#MakeItHappen - Spencer

Spencer Devine is a Lead Volunteer who approached local volunteers with a social action idea to clean up his local Bridleway, a spot he regularly jogs through with his wife and two children.

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#MakeItHappen - Emma

Emma was looking for permanent work and started volunteering to boost her confidence and learn new skills whilst making a difference to a cause she felt passionate about.

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#MakeItHappen - Meg

Meg Kirk plays an active role in her local community and is also a Trustee for a local mental health charity.

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ValueYou scheme launches in the Barnet

Today a new charitable scheme launches in Barnet, providing a discount card to people that volunteer 100 hours or more for a charity, hospital, school or not for profit library or park service in the Borough.

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Volunteer Team go Micro-Volunteering

On the sunny afternoon of Wednesday 13 April, the Volunteering Team headed down to the Samuel Lewis Trust estate in Camberwell where we offered half a dozen pairs of hands for a couple of hours to paint a cargo container for Groundwork London’s Repurpose project.  The project aims to improve the estate environment, promote reuse, reduce waste and fly-tipping. Old and unwanted furniture is taken in and up-cycled by a team of volunteers, trainees and specially trained staff. The furniture is then sold back to the local community with unusable items being collected by the council.

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SPIRIT Energy Champion training in Barnet

• Are your energy bills too high?
• Are you passionate about sustainability, or just want to be greener, and learn more from an expert in energy efficiency?
• Do you want to help your community with this information? Or perhaps you want to become a professional energy expert?
 
If any of the above, then you may want to attend the fun, interactive and free SPIRIT 'Energy Champion Training'. You can then learn more about energy saving and therefore reduce your impact on the environment and alsosave money on your energy bills.
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Volunteering Story - Spencer

Spencer Devine from Mill Hill is a Lead Volunteer for Volunteering Barnet. He approached the service with a social action idea to clean up the Mill Hill Bridleway, a spot he regularly jogs through with his wife and two children. Volunteering Barnet helped Spencer turn his idea into reality by supporting him with recruiting volunteers and delivering the litter pick.

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Volunteering Story - Melvyn

Melvyn from North Finchley is a retired Civil Servant who has been dedicating some of his time to volunteering for elderly charities in Barnet.

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Volunteering Story - Shiva

Shiva is a young volunteer from Colindale who is offering his time to the Colindale Community Trust as part of his Duke of Edinburgh award.

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Student Volunteering Week 2016

This year marks the 15th anniversary of Student Volunteering Week, taking place from 22-28 February 2016. Volunteering Barnet will be out in the borough at a series of outreach events during the week to recruit Student Volunteers.

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Give & Take Day

Calling residents of Grahame Park: donate and swap things you don't need anymore for things you do!

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Meet the Funders Fair

Are you worried about where to turn now that financing from local and central government is becoming ever more scarce?

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Volunteer Management Seminar

Join JVN and Volunteering Barnet for a complete overview of good practice in volunteer management - essential for all those who involve volunteers in their organisation's work!

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