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Lead the way

Why not take a look at the opportunities you can get involved in below and if you haven't already, take our fun quiz to find out what opportunities would suit you best.

Community litter pick

Bring your community together and help take care of the environment by organising a community litter pick for a park, garden or nature area near you. If that sounds like something that you’d be interested in, email parks@barnet.gov.uk to register for a litter pick help pack today.

Become a school governor

Governing boards are the strategic decision makers and vision setters in every school and academy. They play a vital role in ensuring the best possible education for every child by creating robust accountability for school leaders.

One of the core features of an effective governing board is the importance of having the right people with the necessary skills, time and commitment, and sufficient diversity of perspectives to ensure internal challenge, all actively contributing in line with clearly defined roles and responsibilities under an explicit code of conduct. .

Set up your own community or voluntary group

If you want to go one step further, and set up your own group to do something that’s important to you and others in your local area, Community Barnet can give you support and advice about how to do that.

Alternatively, if you’ve already got your own group, you can promote it locally with Meet Up, to tackle a local issue of concern such as cleaning up graffiti, have a look

Volunteering at a local sports club

Help out with a local sports club as a volunteer, official or ambassador, meeting new people and learning new skills while also helping local residents to get involved in a range of different sports and other activities.

Take ownership of a park

You can adopt a local park, flowerbed, or other local resource. The council will provide the support, materials and tools to do this, and in turn you can improve your local area, get to know your community and get fit and active in our local green spaces.

Befriend a neighbour

Befriending a neighbour involves making a commitment over the medium to long term to provide a supporting relationship to someone. While it can typically involve activities such as going to a local park, shopping or even just having a cup of tea with someone, it can make a huge difference to people in need, reducing loneliness and isolation, while improving health wellbeing.

Organise a street party

Organising a street party in your local area can be a great way of doing something that brings everyone together, connecting neighbours and making an area feel welcoming to live in. There are a whole range of good reasons to organise a street party, the council have pulled some ideas, as well as guidance on how to organise your party on the webpage linked below.

Promote fostering amongst social circles and communities

Becoming a foster carer is one of the most amazing things that someone can do. We’re aware that this might not be for everyone, but if you would like to find out more, either for yourself, or if you think that this is something that someone you know might find interesting, then please look at the link below to find out more information.

Barnet Senior's Assembly

Barnet Seniors’ Assembly produce a Bi-monthly Newsletter for the benefit of the over 55’s in the Borough of Barnet, if you would like to volunteer, please visit www.baseas.org.uk.

If you do not have access to the web or email you can contact Barnet Seniors’ Assembly on 020 3778 0151 and leave a message with your name and number so they can call you back.

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