I am a Barnet council employee

Employer Supported Volunteering

Volunteering Barnet supports Barnet Council in finding volunteering opportunities for staff within the local community. Barnet Council employees can spend up to two days per year (pro rata) volunteering for the benefit of their community. You can:

  1. Volunteer as a team
  2. Volunteer as an individual
  3. Use your skills and knowledge – individually or as a team 
  4. Support a local cause of your choice through a fundraising activity

To find out how it works see the Volunteering pages on the council’s intranet or contact us.

If you are interested in Employer Supported Volunteering and you have discussed it with your line manager.

Register you interest here

Registering is the first step towards using your ESV days, but it doesn’t commit you to anything. It enables Volunteering Barnet to monitor the level of interest in the scheme, and if you have requested our brokerage service it provides us with the information we need to find a suitable opportunity for you. To get an idea of the kind of opportunities on offer, see the roles listed below.


Accountancy Software Advisor – Colindale Communities Trust
Use your accountancy skills to support Colindale Communities Trust with their new software.

Commercial Law Advisor – Colindale Communities Trust
Support local entrepreneurs by providing them with an informative commercial law advice session.

Cookery Assistant – Bread n Butter
Utilise and develop your cooking skills with Bread n Butter cookery workshops.

Event and Fundraising Assistant – POhWER
Volunteer to help organise exciting fundraising events for POhWER.

Garden Allotmenteers – Whetstone Allotments
Put your hand to gardening and keep the allotment tidy for the other community sessions at
Whetstone Allotments.

Group Volunteering Opportunity – Stonegrove Community Trust
Utilise your gardening skills in this fun team building volunteering role.

Guidance Assistant – The Good Neighbour Scheme
Assist The Good Neighbour Scheme in writing a volunteer guidance manual.

HR Advisor -Inclusion Barnet
Help out at Inclusion Barnet by using your HR skills to review their policies against current legislation.

Job skills/client support – The Loop
Share your knowledge and skills surrounding job hunting to members of the community who
need it, such as refugees and long term unemployed.

Project Assistant – Friend in Need Community Centre
Offer your support in a range of activities provided for older members of the community.

Project Assistant – Resource for Autism
Carry out useful volunteer tasks such as testing inflatables, cleaning toys and tidying a garden for Resources for Autism.

Safeguarding Trainer – Age UK Barnet
Share your knowledge of safeguarding by providing the Age UK team with training.

Trainer/Workshop Leader – Colindale Communities Trust
Support volunteers by by leading training sessions on IT, team-building, customer service or similar areas.

Come and meet us

22 Jan

Organisation Advice Session

Burnt Oak Library

26 Feb

Organisation Advice Session

Burnt Oak Library

25 Mar

Organisation Advice Session

Burnt Oak Library