There are many ways to volunteer. You could use some of your free time to help out in community projects or organise fundraising. You might have special skills or experience which are needed to get projects up and running or help others to fundraise. Volunteering can be part of your routine, being at a regular place or time. Or you might prefer the challenge of a specific, goal-oriented project.
Meet other volunteers
Volunteering can be on your own or part of a group. We can put you in touch with other people who want to help others.
There are many highly rewarding reasons to become a volunteer including:
- Make a difference to your local community
- Help others
- Raise your self-development
- Meet new people
- Understand the local issues in more detail
- Make friends
- Share your skills and experiences
- Gain new skills and experiences
- Have fun
- Improve your CV
- Gain experience for employment
- Feel better about yourself
Who can volunteer?
At Barnet Giving we believe everyone should have the chance to participate in society including those, whose health or other circumstances means they require extra support. In short, everyone is welcome. If you’d like to volunteer and need support to do so, please let us know on your application form.
What do I need to be a volunteer?
If you’ve the time, commitment and enthusiasm to help others, then you have the makings of a great volunteer. By taking the trouble to get this far you’ve already made a significant step.
If volunteering brings you into contact with children or vulnerable people you’ll need to agree to legal checks. Volunteering is seen as a route to employment, but if you receive benefits then you must inform your job centre or benefits office.
What type of projects can I get involved in?
As a volunteer you can find many rewarding activities. You can help out with fundraising in the back office, collect donations outdoors or produce artwork for the campaign. You may be partnered directly with good causes – befriending the elderly, coaching a youth team or teaching reading skills. Whatever your interest, there is always someone out there who needs your help.
Here are just some of the skills that help people in need:
- Legal services
- Graphic design
- Website development
- Sports coaching
Or apply to be a volunteer using our volunteer application form.
Employer and Group Volunteering
Employer and group volunteering is a great way for businesses to keep in touch with their local community and give something back. It also helps with local brand building, recruitment and staff retention. Volunteering will be valuable part of your corporate social responsibility programme – now often required for bids and tenders. And it can help your employees with team-building, leadership and self-development as well as teaching them valuable new skills.
For more information on employer and group volunteering contact us today.