News Archive: 2017

Season's Greetings from Volunteering Barnet

It’s been an amazing year for Volunteering Barnet. We’ve been inspired by your readiness to help out and have been excited to see people finding ways to help local organisations and communities. 
 

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Featured Volunteer Opportunities 19.11.17

It's Trustees' Week! Lend your skills, experience and time to inspiring organisations that support the development of young people. Also this week: the chance to get creative; gain administrative experience; and meet new people.

Use or grow your communication skills with some of our opportunities this week, support a valuable volunteer reward scheme, and help advise parents of children with additional needs in their education.

We hope you find something you're interested in, but if you have any questions or aren't sure these are for you, there's always our weekly drop-in where you can talk to one of our friendly team members face to face. It's entirely free and there's no need to book.
 
For all of these opportunities, click the title to apply. 
•    You’ll be directed to Volunteer Connect.
•    Scroll down and click "Confirm Interest"
•    Login, write a short message including your contact details, and click "Confirm Interest" again. 
•    Contact us if you require any assistance. 

Trustees Week Opportunties:

Volunteer Finance Manager – Barnet Scouts

Executive Committee Member – Barnet Scouts

Trustee – Young Barnet Foundation

Star Opportuntity:

Creative Assistant – Jami

Other Opportunties:

Volunteer Advocate for Older People – Advocacy in Barnet

Office Administration Volunteer – Barnet Education Business Partnership

 

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Featured Volunteer Opportunities 04.11.17

Use or grow your communication skills with some of our opportunities this week, support a valuable volunteer reward scheme, and help advise parents of children with additional needs in their education.

Use or grow your communication skills with some of our opportunities this week, support a valuable volunteer reward scheme, and help advise parents of children with additional needs in their education.

We hope you find something you're interested in, but if you have any questions or aren't sure these are for you, there's always our weekly drop-in where you can talk to one of our friendly team members face to face. It's entirely free and there's no need to book.
 
For all of these opportunities, click the title to apply. 
•    You’ll be directed to Volunteer Connect.
•    Scroll down and click "Confirm Interest"
•    Login, write a short message including your contact details, and click "Confirm Interest" again. 
•    Contact us if you require any assistance. 

 Star opportunity
One-off Career Talk Volunteer – The Pavilion Study Centre

Marketing Volunteer –  ValueYou

SEND Education Volunteer – London Borough of Barnet

Centre Helper (Edgware and Finchley) – Jami

Fill out a questionnaire – The Council and Barnet Group

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Featured Volunteer Opportunities 23.10.17

Join in with some fun activities, support an older people's coffee morning, and share your passion for volunteering by helping to recruit volunteers!

 Our opportunities this week include the chance to join in with some fun activities, support an older people's coffee morning, and share your passion for volunteering by helping to recruit volunteers!

We hope you find something you're interested in, but if you have any questions or aren't sure these are for you, there's always our weekly drop-in where you can talk to one of our friendly team members face to face. It's entirely free and there's no need to book.
 
For all of these opportunities, click the title to apply. 
•    You’ll be directed to Volunteer Connect.
•    Scroll down and click "Confirm Interest"
•    Login, write a short message including your contact details,  and click "Confirm Interest" again. 
•    Contact us if you require any assistance.

 

Star opportunity
Brokerage Administration Volunteer – Groundwork London

Weekend Learning Disabilities Support Volunteer –  Kith & Kids

Centre Helper (Edgware and Finchley) – Jami

Coffee Morning Volunteer – Age UK Barnet

Collections Care Volunteer – RAF Museum

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Volunteering in Social Care, Childcare, Hospitals and Hospices

Would you like to volunteer with children? Perhaps you would like to volunteer in a hospice or supporting vulnerable people? We have a range of roles that might interest you.

This week, we have met a lot of students from Middlesex University who are studying towards degrees in nursing, healthcare or related subjects. This made us think about how many volunteer roles there are in Barnet related to these fields. Click "read more" to find out about a few of our favourite opportunities this week.

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Barnet Volunteer Coordinators' Forum

Our next Volunteer Coordinators' Forum is taking place on 31 October. This is the perfect opportunity to meet other local organisations and share news and ideas, hear from guest speakers and strengthen your volunteer management practice, and it's all entirely free!

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Social Media Marketing workshop

We're hosting a training session with Barnet Homes about social media and marketing on 21 November. Don't miss out on this free training session!

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Middlesex University Volunteering Advice Drop In

We know that volunteering is an amazing way for students to gain experience, meet new people and contribute to their communities. However, it can be hard to know where to find a volunteering opportunity, or what role is right for you. Therefore, we will also be holding a free event at Middlesex University on Thursday 19th October, to give students advice and support to start volunteering.

There is no need to book - just drop in between 10am and 4pm at CG07 in the careers and employability service, and Volunteering Barnet can help you find your perfect volunteer polacement.

For an idea of our current volunteer roles, click here.

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Volunteering in Barnet to support people with Alzheimer's

Did you know that September is World Alzheimer’s Month? World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year and aims to raise awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding dementia.

Dementia is a big issue in our borough, with an estimated 4,000 people in Barnet living with the condition - by 2021, it is estimated the number of people with dementia in Barnet will grow by 24%

There are many innovative and fun projects happening in Barnet to people with dementia and their families and carers. You can support this vital work by volunteering for just a couple of hours a week, supporting vulnerable and isolated individuals in fun and welcoming environments.

Read more to find out how to get involved.

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Roald Dahl Day - Get Reading

"If you are going to get anywhere in life you have to read a lot of books" - Roald Dahl.

If you love reading there are many opportunities to share your passion by volunteering in Barnet. Click on the links to find out more and apply for these roles...

Become a Beanstalk Reading Helper

Sell books to raise money for Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Team UP: Support young adults from low-income backgrounds improve literacy

Barnet Library Volunteer Roles:

Volunteer at Garden Suburb Community Library

Volunteer at Childs Hill Library

Volunteer at East Barnet and South Friern Libraries

 

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Featured Volunteer Opportunities 11.09.17

Gain experience in administration, support local charities and become a superhero at a hospital!

This week we have some fantastic opportunities for you that include the opportunity to gain receptionist and administration experience, help a hospital keep its fantastic patient services going, and support local charities.

We hope you find something you're interested in, but if you have any questions or aren't sure these are for you, there's always our weekly drop-in on Wednesdays where you can talk to one of our friendly team members face to face. It's entirely free and there's no need to book.

Star opportunityGarden Allotmenteer – Whetstone Community Allotment

Volunteer Receptionist & Data Administrator – Barnet Recovery Service WDP

Brokerage Administration Volunteer – Groundwork London

Fundraising Superhero – Barnet Hospital

Charity Shop Volunteer – several charities
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Barnet Voluntary Organisations News

We hope you have had an enjoyable summer. Here at Volunteering Barnet we are looking forward to a busy month with lots of outreach and events coming up. Please read more for updates from us and our partners.

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Middlesex University Business School Flexible Placements

Could a volunteer from Middlesex University Business School support your organisation?

Middlesex University Business School are offering a flexible placement programme for students, where they can use and develop their skills whilst working or volunteering for around 13.5 hours a week.

The opportunity is open to students from the Business School on a range of subjects that include Accounting and Finance, HR, Marketing, Tourism, Economics, Business Management and International Business.

 

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Thank you for celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2017 with us!

On 7 June we hosted our Barnet Volunteering Fair, with the aim of celebrating the volunteering which happens in Barnet and helping more people find volunteer opportunities. The day was a huge success with over 200 people attending the event to find their perfect volunteering opportunity!

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Opportunity of the Week - Celebration Barnet Community Festival

The Celebration Barnet Festival is just around the corner so please click the link below or read more to find out how you can join us as a volunteer and be a part of this exciting event!  

Event Volunteer - Celebration Barnet Community Festival - Sunday 14th May

Click here to find out more, and to register your interest.

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National Microvolunteering Day!

April 15th marked national microvolunteering day. Microvolunteering is a great way to do your bit without the need to carve out a regular time commitment or need to travel. 

Please click read more to see some of the suggestions we had for microvolunteering: 

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National Microvolunteering Day!

April 15th marked national microvolunteering day! Microvolunteering is a great way to do your bit without the need to carve out a regular time commitment or need to travel. 

Please click read more to see some of the suggestions we had for microvolunteering! 

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