Training for organisations

Making the most of your volunteers' skills and experience

Volunteering Barnet periodically offers training for organisations that involve volunteers in order to help them manage their volunteers and increase the effectiveness of the experience for both organisation and volunteer alike.

We also work with external partners to promote other volunteering opportunities that may be available in the borough. Below is a list of some of the training courses that Volunteering Barnet runs for organisations.

Psst... Do you involve volunteers in Barnet? Take our Volunteering Barnet Organisation Survey and enter our Prize Draw! More details here.


Introduction to Judaism talk (Free)

13 November, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Training provided by Jami

As part of Interfaith Week at Middlesex University, Kelvin Zane from Jami UK will be leading an introductory session on Judaism. Anybody who works, volunteers or who is interested in learning more about Judaism and Jewish culture is welcome to attend this free workshop. The session will provide a historical overview of the Jewish community, discuss the community todaym and cover artefacts and festivals related to the culture. A Q&A will also be included.

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Social media marketing workshop (Free)

21 November, 9am-1.30pm

Training provided by Barnet Group

Every single participant at our Spring Volunteer Coordinators’ Forum said they would like support with social media and marketing, so we expect this session to book up very quickly! Training will be provided by staff from Barnet Homes. Develop your strategy and find out about using social media to promote your volunteer roles.

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Universal Credit and welfare reform talk (Free)

5 December, 9.30am-11.30am

Prepare for the Barnet roll out of Universal Credit, and find out what support options are available from the Welfare Reform Task Force. This talk is also an opportunity to discuss the support your clients and volunteers may need and ask any questions you have about the new system.

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Training from our partners


Data Protection – the changes you need to be aware of

29 November, 9:30am-12:45

Training provided by Jewish Volunteering Network and Barnet Group

In 2018, new Data Protection regulations will come into force intended to give individuals greater control over how organisations use their data. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how charities work with data and valuable information. Together with Barnet Homes and Volunteering Barnet, JVN offers you a Data Protection workshop on best practice. The workshop is facilitated by Dave Dawson, Information & Data Manager at Barnet Homes, who is responsible for Data Protection at the Barnet Group.

This workshop is being provided for a nominal charge of £10 per person to cover administration costs and refreshments.

Book here


Inclusive Volunteer Management Training

20 November

Training provided by Active Volunteering (Volunteering Matters)

Benefit from Volunteering Matters’ expert advice on how to include volunteers with disabilities and health conditions. Register your interest by emailing Deborah.

Volunteering Barnet organisation survey

Win a £40 voucher for the Jami Headroom cafe or £20 to spend at the ArtsDepot by taking our survey to tell us more about the support you or your organisation needs.