Subject tag: Volunteering

24 January 2023

Imagine you've been forced to flee your home, your country, your culture, your way of life, and set off on a journey to a new and strange country, where you suddenly realise how vulnerable you are. Fortunately, there are some kind and welcoming people ready and willing to assist. Here in Enfield, at the North London Ukrainian Hub.

14 January 2023

On a very wet Sunday 8th January, volunteers from the Friends of Broomfield Park's conservatory group gathered in their favourite greenhouse to celebrate their achievements in 2022 and look forward to another year welcoming visitors to Palmers Green's own mini-Kew Gardens.

06 December 2022

Cooking Champions - now a registered charity - have provided food for the hungry every single week since they started in April 2020. This Christmas they will be busier than ever. You can help by donating or by volunteering

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25 November 2022

Help for Hunger, set up by mother of four and PG resident Rosie Hurndall, is planning to provide 900 Christmas hampers of food and gifts for hungry local people this year. Rosie is appealing for donations of items for the hampers and of money.

17 November 2022

A chance for some hands-on Christmas cooking lessons at Cooking Champions' brand new kitchen in Ponders End. Suitable for kids and adults. Profits help fund Cooking Champions' invaluable work to feed the hungry.

16 November 2022

In 2021/22 Friends of Broomfield Park volunteers put in more than nine thousand hours of unpaid work to improve the park and help local communities.

13 November 2022

For the past two years a group of volunteers have collected bags of toiletries for Cooking Champions and other food banks in Enfield. Could you make up a bag of essential toiletries, plus a few little extras (if you can) to add to the food hampers and make Christmas just that little bit extra special?

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12 October 2022

Enfield's first community kitchen has opened in a disused church in Ponders End. Initially, it will be open one day a week, providing free food, utensils, hobs and ovens to people who cannot afford to buy food or to turn on their cookers.

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10 October 2022

Healthwatch Enfield is recruiting volunteer communication assistants to help raise public awareness of its work. Volunteers should be able to commit to being available at least one day a week.

05 October 2022

The Royal British Legion is recruiting local Poppy Appeal collectors for the period running up to this year's Remembrance Day.

23 September 2022

Healthwatch Enfield are recruiting community outreach volunteers. Their role is to be 'out there' talking and listening to patients, community members and/or people who use health and social care services. If you enjoy chatting to people, have good listening skills, a little bit of spare time and an interest in health and social care this could be the perfect role for you.

07 September 2022

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise money for a community kitchen designed to alleviate the cost-of-living crisis. It will allow Enfield residents to cook meals using ingredients, equipment and advice provided for free.

17 August 2022

The Friends of Broomfield Park are looking for people to help steer the next phase of their development. Do you feel passionately about making Broomfield Park an even better place? Do you have particular skills or experience that you believe will benefit our park?

16 August 2022

It's the summer holidays and our food store has felt it. We have a food store that desperately needs to be stocked. If you are able to. please can you donate any of the following in a new and unopened condition...

14 August 2022

The charity ReachOut is expanding its work into new areas of London and looking for volunteers from the Palmers Green community to act as after-school mentors of young people. Helping them grow in character and confidence, giving them the tools and networks they need to live good, happy and successful lives. No prior experience is necessary and ReachOut volunteer mentors have a wide variety of backgrounds, including students, recent graduates, working professionals and retirees.

05 August 2022

Get out your fancy frock and party hat and head out for a night of top entertainment, glitz, glam and fine dining! The excuse? Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of a leading Enfield charity - the Nightingale Cancer Support Centre.

03 August 2022

Philanthropy London, a recent addition to Palmers Green's high street, has an unusual name and a novel business model.

04 July 2022

At the end of June volunteers in Broomfield Conservatory gathered in their favourite greenhouse for the first time since January 2020. Read about how volunteers maintain the plants and welcome visitors and find out how you can join them.

11 June 2022

The local Royal British Legion community fundraiser is recruiting volunteers for the Poppy Appeal in October/November. The role involves manning stands with various poppy items on them and retrieving donations from the public.

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01 June 2022

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Anne Nicholls' work to relieve period poverty, both initially in Kenya, and more recently in Enfield. Later this month she's off to Kenya to continue her work, but before that, on 12th June, in conjunction with Jackie Lee of North London Yoga, she's running a Wellbeing Day at Mayfield Tennis Club. They've invited lots of small, local businesses to join them and share their expertise on fitness, healing, health or general wellbeing.