News Archive: September 2017

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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