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Can you help?
20th March 2020
Over the past week, we have had an amazing response from volunteers wanting to support the most vulnerable members of our community and those affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Here are a few ways you can get involved in Barnet.
How you can volunteer now
- Start by offering to help a trusted neighbour and friends.
- Check-in with friends regularly, suggest a phone call or Skype conversation regularly who may be feeling isolated.
- Donate food or volunteer at your local food bank; you can check trusselltrust.org to find your nearest foodbank.
Volunteering Barnet is working closely and quickly with our partners and Barnet council to offer a formal volunteering response team. We will keep you updated as to when that is up and running but you can register your interest and receive updates now by emailing email@example.com
Other volunteer roles
Those over 70 years old (as well as people with health conditions) give so much time in volunteering and with the current health situation, many charities will not be supported with their valued volunteer hours. Therefore, if you are keen and able, then please consider giving your time to replace their effort and commitment.
At the moment, organisations will be working hard to arrange how they deliver services while also maintaining social distancing – but check the website regularly for new roles, especially volunteering at home to help organisations.
Some organisations are also recruiting for roles which volunteers will start when the current precautions end. They may interview over phone or Skype.
Lots of charities and organisations are struggling to continue their service right now. You can offer your support by volunteering for one of our registered volunteer roles. You can search and apply for roles here.
If you would like advice about volunteering, speak to our Volunteer Brokerage Coordinator – Alice on:
Phone: 0300 365 9960
Time: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday
The following organisations are in urgent need of volunteers:
We are going to be updating this list weekly so please check back regularly to find out what organisations there are to support in the borough.
If you are already volunteering for a local COVID-19 response group or mutual aid group please share the details of your group with us so we can offer our support.
Volunteering Barnet is closely monitoring the situation and proactively following healthcare and government advice from the World Health Organisation and Public Health England. Before volunteering, please make sure you have considered your own health, any caring commitments you may have and who you need to make aware that you are volunteering.
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