How to help your community

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As the impact of coronavirus spreads across the country, community support groups and residents across the borough are coming together to support vulnerable individuals who need extra help during this difficult time.

Please read on if you want to find out more about how you can help your neighbours and the wider community.

Register to volunteer:

  • Organisations around the borough urgently need help from volunteers. In partnership with Volunteering Barnet we have launched Barnet Community Response Volunteers, a platform to help voluntary groups recruit volunteers, and to enable residents to volunteer safely, so that together we can support our local communities who are in most need of help during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • If you are in good health and able to volunteer then please register your interest with Volunteering Barnet by completing the form below.



Start a Crowdfunding campaign:

Crowdfunding offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes. Anyone can back a campaign with as little as £2, and can do so safely online. If you have a project idea that enables people to take a more active role in supporting their local area, and develops resilience within Barnet’s communities, Crowdfund Barnet offers a route to mobilise the funding you need to make it happen. The Crowdfund Barnet fund is open right now for those with project ideas to support their communities.


Donate money to:

  • Barnet Together Community Fund. This has been set up by our voluntary sector partners to enable the community to donate money that will be used to support residents most in need.
  • Live Unlimited, Just Giving campaign. In response to COVID-19, the Live Unlimited charity launched their GiveADongle campaign to provide WiFi dongles loaded with three months data for 90 care leavers, who were feeling incredibly isolated, anxious and alone. Within two weeks they had reached their fundraising target of £4,500 and to date have raised more than £7,500! They have bought more than 60 pieces of IT equipment to help young care leavers be connected, including dongles, sims, media tablets, laptops and phones. Following the recent government announcement that it will provide laptops, tablets and 4G routers to disadvantaged children including care leavers, the charity have decided to stop fundraising for this equipment and are instead focusing their efforts on supporting care leavers during lockdown with other items such as home gym equipment, online course fees, musical instruments and bicycles. You can read more and donate here.


Support local food banks

  • Foodbanks will be a lifeline for many people and are already helping to supply and deliver food to people who can’t get out, either because they are self-isolating or are considered at high risk of coronavirus.
  • If you cannot donate food directly to your local foodbank, please consider making a donation to the Barnet Together Community Fund which food banks can access to buy in extra supplies as needed.


Become a paid carer

  • Our care providers are urgently looking for people to be part of the incredible teams providing care and support to help people to get back on their feet and regain their independence.
  • Could you play a key role in helping vulnerable people in your community? Whether you already have experience in a caring role or are just passionate about helping those who need support, we need you.
  • There are a range of paid work opportunities available and care providers are looking for both short and long-term staff.
  • To express your interest and find more information please visit the North central London carer recruitment website.


Click here to return to the Community Help Hub homepage.


As the impact of coronavirus spreads across the country, community support groups and residents across the borough are coming together to support vulnerable individuals who need extra help during this difficult time.

Please read on if you want to find out more about how you can help your neighbours and the wider community.

Register to volunteer:

  • Organisations around the borough urgently need help from volunteers. In partnership with Volunteering Barnet we have launched Barnet Community Response Volunteers, a platform to help voluntary groups recruit volunteers, and to enable residents to volunteer safely, so that together we can support our local communities who are in most need of help during the COVID-19 crisis.
  • If you are in good health and able to volunteer then please register your interest with Volunteering Barnet by completing the form below.



Start a Crowdfunding campaign:

Crowdfunding offers a way to raise funds rapidly by connecting people with local causes. Anyone can back a campaign with as little as £2, and can do so safely online. If you have a project idea that enables people to take a more active role in supporting their local area, and develops resilience within Barnet’s communities, Crowdfund Barnet offers a route to mobilise the funding you need to make it happen. The Crowdfund Barnet fund is open right now for those with project ideas to support their communities.


Donate money to:

  • Barnet Together Community Fund. This has been set up by our voluntary sector partners to enable the community to donate money that will be used to support residents most in need.
  • Live Unlimited, Just Giving campaign. In response to COVID-19, the Live Unlimited charity launched their GiveADongle campaign to provide WiFi dongles loaded with three months data for 90 care leavers, who were feeling incredibly isolated, anxious and alone. Within two weeks they had reached their fundraising target of £4,500 and to date have raised more than £7,500! They have bought more than 60 pieces of IT equipment to help young care leavers be connected, including dongles, sims, media tablets, laptops and phones. Following the recent government announcement that it will provide laptops, tablets and 4G routers to disadvantaged children including care leavers, the charity have decided to stop fundraising for this equipment and are instead focusing their efforts on supporting care leavers during lockdown with other items such as home gym equipment, online course fees, musical instruments and bicycles. You can read more and donate here.


Support local food banks

  • Foodbanks will be a lifeline for many people and are already helping to supply and deliver food to people who can’t get out, either because they are self-isolating or are considered at high risk of coronavirus.
  • If you cannot donate food directly to your local foodbank, please consider making a donation to the Barnet Together Community Fund which food banks can access to buy in extra supplies as needed.


Become a paid carer

  • Our care providers are urgently looking for people to be part of the incredible teams providing care and support to help people to get back on their feet and regain their independence.
  • Could you play a key role in helping vulnerable people in your community? Whether you already have experience in a caring role or are just passionate about helping those who need support, we need you.
  • There are a range of paid work opportunities available and care providers are looking for both short and long-term staff.
  • To express your interest and find more information please visit the North central London carer recruitment website.


Click here to return to the Community Help Hub homepage.