Friend in Need Community Centre

  • Crescent Road
  • East Barnet
  • Herts
  • EN4 8PS

020 8449 8225
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Volunteering

                                                     

 

Friend In Need would not be able to do the work it does without the support

of its volunteers. FIN volunteers work alongside FIN staff as part of a team.

Personalised inductions, ongoing supervision and training are available for each volunteer.

Volunteering is very rewarding both for volunteers and for the people they help. 

If you can spare just a couple of hours and would be interested in joining our team,

 please contact either Jesse or John or just pop in for a chat.

Volunteer Roles Task description
Activity Centre Helpers Volunteers help serve food and beverages to Activity centre members, clear up afterwards, assist clients with mobility difficulties etc. Volunteers may also involve in organising social interactions and activities for members. Able to work effectively in a team.
Be-Frienders Volunteers visit elderly or disabled adults who live independently in the community for one hour a week. Befrienders do not provide care or help with domestic tasks. Common activities during visits are chatting, tea/coffee, card games, board-games etc. Volunteers arrange their own visiting times to suit themselves and their clients. We require volunteers to be friendly, reliable, respectful, caring, good listener, non-judgmental.
Floating Support Floating Support volunteers may be asked to help on different tasks including accompany clients to medical appointments, help at the Activity Centre, Reception, Transport or Fund Raising Events. Please tell us the areas of work you would like to participate. Flexible, friendly, helpful, approachable, supportive and enjoy helping others. 
Admin/ Receptionists Good communication and telephone answering skills. Experience on administrative and computer tasks are added advantage. Reliable, responsible, take initiative, friendly, respectful and able to work as part of a team in a busy environment. Reception is covered Monday to Friday. Volunteer may choose to work half day (9.30am – 1pm or 12.30pm – 4pm) or full day (9.30am – 4pm).
DIY Helpers Good at DIY but not expected to be at professional level although people with relevant qualifications are welcome. Volunteers are normally requested to do basic DIY work only. Volunteers do not need to commit to a specific day or time. When a request is received, FIN will contact DIY volunteers to discuss the job and their availability.
Travel Assistants Friendly, helpful and respectful. Volunteers travel on the minibuses helping with picking up and dropping off day centre members. Volunteers shall assist members on and off the bus and to and from their doors. You need to be friendly and reasonably fit. Friendly, helpful and respectful. Volunteers travel on the minibuses helping with picking up and dropping off day centre members. Volunteers shall assist members on and off the bus and to and from their doors. You need to be friendly and reasonably fit.
Mini Bus Drivers Careful drivers and able to supervise travel assistants. Full driving licence required (all our current vehicles have manual transmission). To drive the minibuses you must be under 70. Volunteers are needed to support the Transport staff normally to cover in case of holidays or sickness. The minibuses are also used for outings, shopping trips etc and may be driven by volunteers who have the appropriate license and experience.
Special skills If you have any special skills (eg. Play a musical instrument/s, teach exercise, organise games / art & craft, or any other skills that help engaging our clients or improving their wellbeing) which you would like to offer to FIN, please ring 020 8449 8225 and ask to speak to John Wilks or Jesse Tan.

To apply for any of these roles please contact Jesse Tan on 020 8449 8225, or email volunteers@fin-eastbarnet.org.uk