Volunteering


Is your organisation seeking volunteers?

Every month N2United’s “Be Part of It” column will be published in The Archer, listing local volunteering opportunities. If your group or organisation is looking for volunteers, please email volunteer@n2united.co.uk to be included.


Local Volunteering

East Finchley Festival is north London’s longest running community festival. Planning will begin in September for the 2023 festival on 18th June in Cherry Tree Wood. The festival is run by non-profit East Finchley Festival CIC and is always free to attend.

The festival requires dozens of volunteers on the day to sell raffle tickets in one-hour shifts or to supervise areas or marshall crowds. If you think you could help, please click here to volunteer or email volunteers@eastfinchleyfestival.org for more info.


East Finchley Neighbourhood Support – a grassroots community group, originally formed by members of the East Finchley Community Facebook group – provides help for N2 residents with shopping, picking up prescriptions, dog walking etc. and provides a friendly ear on the end of the phone.

EFNS is runningThe N2 Food Project to provide chilled meals to takeaway and reheat, for anyone who needs a helping hand – no referrals needed. A team of volunteers cook at Martin School, N2, at the weekend and hand out meals from The Phoenix Cinema on Tuesday mornings.
Register as a volunteer here or email EFNSfoodproject@gmail.com for more details of how to volunteer.


Age UK Barnet

Based in East Finchley, AgeUK Barnet offers services and support for older people and also coordinates volunteers to help people in need.

AgeUK Barnet is working to help all older people who are in need. They aim to help with delivering cooked meals, admin tasks such as setting up prescriptions that can be delivered to the door, fitting light bulbs, regular chats over the phone to beat isolation, and activity packs including magazines, puzzle books and craft supplies.

Get in touch if you or anyone you know is self-isolating and might need some help. Email info@ageukbarnet.org.uk or phone 020 8203 5040 or look at the their website to get help, or to offer your services as a volunteer:
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/barnet/about-us/news/coronavirus-updates/


Volunteering Barnet

Barnet Council’s accredited volunteer centre, delivered by Groundwork London unites volunteers and organisations to support and promote all aspects of volunteering.
Volunteer here


CommUNITY Barnet

Community Barnet’s volunteer centre, which is staffed by volunteers, offers a brokerage service between volunteers and local voluntary organisations. Volunteers must be aged over 18 and live in the borough of Barnet.
Register your interest here.

Volunteering opportunities in Haringey

Local volunteer organisations in Haringey can be found here:
Coronavirus (COVID-19): I want to help | Haringey Council


Haringey Council’s connected communities team can put you in touch with local organisations which are looking for help. Email them at connectedcommunities@haringey.gov.uk or visit www.haringey.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/training-and-apprenticeships/volunteering


For a directory of community organisations in N2 visit:
ILoveN2 | Community Hub