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Alice can help you start volunteering

Alice promotes volunteer opportunities in the borough and provides guidance on how people can start volunteering. You can meet her at the drop-in sessions listed in the calendar.

You can also reach her through email, enquiry@volunteeringbarnet.org.uk, or 0207 960 4282.

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Foodbank Digital Champion Volunteers

2nd April 2024

Foodbank Digital Champion Volunteers play a crucial role in bringing digital support directly to communities who are digitally excluded. Once a week, the digital...

Babyzone Barnet

6th March 2024

Calling all changemakers, young and seasoned! Are you craving some fun, purpose, and a chance to make a real difference in your community? We...

Student Volunteers’ Week 2024: How Volunteering Ignited My Career

16th February 2024

Growing up as a Polytechnic student in ‘Middle Earth’ New Zealand, I was blessed with a great education and skills I still use to...

Inthu’s Experience as HAF Volunteer

20th November 2023

Tell us a little about yourself… I live in Barnet and I am a doctor. What inspired you to volunteer? I have volunteered for...

Aman Ahluwalia-Hinrichs’ Experience as Trustee for Inclusion Barnet

10th November 2023

My name is Aman, I’ve lived in Barnet for the last 10 years. I grew up working class, though I wouldn’t describe myself that...

Deena Kusi’s Experience as Trustee for The StoneGrove Community Trust

9th November 2023

This Trustees’ Week, we’d like to introduce you to Deena Kusi – Trustee of the wonderful Stonegrove Community Trust and OneStonegrove Community Centre. As...

Trustees’ Week 2023

3rd November 2023

It’s time for Trustees’ Week 2023, taking place from 6th to 10th November. A significant occasion for us to honour and recognise the outstanding...

National Volunteers’ Week: Being the Change

7th June 2023

Our annual celebration of all things volunteering will soon end… National Volunteers Week (June 1st-7th) will be back in 2024, but what will be...

Andrea Malam – Making a Difference in Barnet

7th June 2023

Andrea Malam BEM is an award-winning Volunteer Ambassador, Coronation Champion, Published Author, and Role Model who enjoys inspiring, leading, and motivating others. In 1995...

National Volunteers’ Week 2023: Diversity is a Strength, Our Strength

5th June 2023

A friend of mine texted me in advance of meeting up in a pub recently. They felt the need to explain the diverse characteristics...

National Volunteers’ Week 2023: Celebration and Appreciation

3rd June 2023

As we are all aware, the Coronation recently passed. Crowds gathered, traditions were upheld (and some slightly modified), the great and the good attended,...

Nancy’s Experience as a School Maths and Reading Volunteer

27th February 2023

Nancy Pereira has a wealth of experience in Barnet and the Middle East, plus a genuine devotion to supporting children in the community. She...

Happy Student Volunteering Week!

14th February 2023

This week marks Student Volunteering Week 2023. It is a national celebration to recognise the great effort and impact student volunteers have in the...

Barnet Health Champions: Meet Daisy

9th January 2023

One of our youngest Health Champions: Daisy Bruck grew up in East Barnet and is now studying Politics and International Relations. Back in 2020,...

Barnet Health Champions: Meet Fatima

21st November 2022

Fatima is a Barnet Health Champion who has been a part of the project from the very beginning. Fatima lives in Barnet and is...

Trustee Information Session: Tuesday 29th November, 5pm

15th November 2022

An online session looking at the role of a trustee within a charity and why you might want to become one!

Barnet Health Champions: Meet Gail

14th November 2022

Gail is a Barnet Health Champion who has been a Health Champion for over 2 years, living in a leafy spot near Chipping Barnet...

John McCafferty’s Experience as Trustee for Inclusion Barnet

10th November 2022

You’re pretty much taking on the call of a modern-day superhero… We’re delighted to have John McCafferty as Trustee for our partnership organisation Inclusion...

Liliane’s Experience as an Admin Support Volunteer

26th September 2022

Liliane volunteered as an Admin Support Volunteer with Citizens Advice Barnet for over a year, helping local residents with accessing free advice on a...

Barnet Get Online Week

23rd August 2022

Find volunteer roles to help you develop your digital skills and experience for #Barnetgetonlineweek

Volunteer in the sun- get involved this summer!

7th June 2022

Find a volunteering role to suit you this summer

The Future of Volunteering

6th June 2022

Volunteering Barnet is one of a number of volunteer services across London delivered by Groundwork London, and we’re continually working together to support the...

Joanna’s Experience as a Holiday Activity Volunteer

5th June 2022

The Holiday Hunger programme began during the pandemic with footballer Marcus Rashford leading the initiative and providing families with the opportunity to get the...

Lucasz’ Inspiring Volunteering Experience

3rd June 2022

Back in 2021, Volunteering Barnet worked with 40 organisations across Barnet to support their communities during the pandemic and national lockdowns. Lucasz was one...

Volunteers’ Week 2022

1st June 2022

Celebrations all round, at last! This year, National Volunteers Week (1-7 June) coincides with an extended celebration of the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth...

Ann’s Experience as a Vaccine Volunteer

8th March 2022

Ann was one of hundreds of vaccine volunteers who supported Barnet during the Covid-19 pandemic. A retired part-time student, her inspiring story is a...

Healthwatch Barnet says, “Stay well, Barnet!”

7th March 2022

The partners of Barnet Together are supporting Healthwatch Barnet to reach communities across Barnet and support them with your health queries.  Following the challenges...

Barnet Together Partnership Update

14th February 2022

Volunteering Barnet is excited to share an update on the Barnet Together Partnership with Young Barnet Foundation, Inclusion Barnet and Barnet Council

A big thank you to our Student Volunteers!

10th February 2022

Celebrating Student Volunteering Week (7th-13th February)

12 roles of Christmas

14th December 2021

Discover Volunteer Barnet's 12 roles of Christmas here and give your time this festive season!

Trustees Week

5th November 2021

To mark #TrusteesWeek 2021, Volunteering Barnet spoke with the services delivery partners, Groundwork London, about the stories of two of their Trustees. Sadaf and...

Joseph’s experience with Gateway Pharmacy

20th August 2021

Across Barnet, as part of London’s vaccination rollout in late 2020, a number of Pharmacies opened their doors to community members across the borough...

September Volunteering – Start your Autumn Adventure now

20th August 2021

over the Autumn months why not consider volunteering?

Reflections on a Week of Gratitude; National Volunteers’ Week 2021.

7th June 2021

And so 2021 National Volunteers Week is coming to an end. Like the 2020 version, it has had to accommodate the realities of an...

Kick Action Academy

5th June 2021

Volunteering Barnet support more than 40 organisations across the borough in the recruitment of their volunteers. Community Football club, Kick Action Academy are just...

Developing Your Volunteer Experience

3rd June 2021

After a tumultuous year and a half, people across Barnet are looking forward to discovering new volunteering opportunities or rediscovering the joy of giving...

Ashu’s experience as a Vaccine Volunteer

31st May 2021

Since the pandemic began in March 2020, Volunteering Barnet have been involved in supporting organisations and volunteers in Covid-response roles across the borough. Ashu,...

Volunteers’ Week 2021 – A Time to Say Thanks

31st May 2021

The new normal, particularly as we celebrate National Volunteers Week 2021, seems so near and yet so far away. As life starts to take...

Involving volunteers this festive season

14th December 2020

Lots of people get the volunteering urge in the run-up to Christmas, from the desire to teach their children that there is more to...

Celebrate the festive season with volunteering

14th December 2020

The run-up to Christmas is very different this year and volunteering for Christmas is no different. While there are still some volunteer roles that...

Thoughts on being a Trustee

5th November 2020

Elsie Lyons – October 2020 I’ve only been a Trustee of Inclusion Barnet since June 2020, so I have a lot to learn about...

A joy to connect with others

31st July 2020

Michael became a Blether Buddy after a friend said his chatty nature was perfect for the role with ScotsCare. Though he initially thought he’d...

Barnet Volunteers’ Week – Our Time To Say Thanks

1st June 2020

National Volunteers’ Week is a chance for organisations across the country to recognise the contribution of their volunteers. This Volunteers’  Week Volunteering Barnet is saying...

Doing good makes you feel good

20th May 2020

Mental Health Week 2020 is upon us and with everything going on in the world, it is important we take some time to reflect on...

Staying safe when supporting others

20th March 2020

If you are going to volunteer either as part of an organised volunteer response team, with a local or mutual aid group, or running errands...

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...

Coronavirus Information and Advice

17th March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is making the headlines world over. Here is some information about what we are doing in light of the pandemic. We are...

Kickstart your Career by Helping your Community

10th February 2020

University culture is historically entwined in philanthropy, charity and activism. Students play a focal role in the promotion of social improvement and empowerment; this...

Jennifer’s Trusteeship Journey

6th November 2019

Inclusion Barnet works locally to create better services for disabled people and encourage inclusive communities. Their work is informed by the experience of their...

How to recruit a trustee

4th November 2019

According to the Charity Commission, approximately one in five charities in the UK has a trustee vacancy indicating that there is definitely no shortage...

Trustees’ Week 2019

1st November 2019

What are Trustees?  Trustees, sometimes knows as directors, board members, governors or committee members,  are volunteers who make decisions about how a charity organisation should run; ensuring that it is using it’s resources appropriately and working in the...