Barnet Connect is an exciting new project aiming to develop and expand volunteer-led activities for older people in Barnet
We are thrilled to be launching a new three-year project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, to develop and expand volunteer-led activities for older people in Barnet.
The project involves working in collaboration with six other small local organisations, with Age UK Barnet taking the lead on recruiting, training and placing volunteers who will deliver activities for frail, isolated older people across the borough.
As well as our Volunteer Manager Lisa Robbins, the scheme will be run by Programme Manager Helen Nicolaou, who headed up our Scams Awareness project, and Volunteer Coordinator Teresa Gallagher, who started out as one of our volunteer receptionists..
'I am very pleased to be able to continue working with Age UK Barnet with our new project Barnet Connect,' says Helen. 'Together with Lisa and Teresa, I’m looking forward to working and connecting with our community groups to build on activities available for our older Barnet residents and, with the help of our wonderful volunteers, assist isolated clients to become involved in their community’s activities.'
We need volunteers to run groups such as craft workshops, book clubs, walking groups and activity clubs. We also need drivers to take people to and from groups and activities. Maybe you have an idea for a group or a particular skill or interest that you'd love to explore? We are open to all ideas.
Email us for more information about how you can help or give us a ring on 020 8432 1422,
Click here to link to the Barnet Connect volunteer section on our website which has further infomation for potential volunteers and a Barnet Connect application form.