Much of the work of Barnet Furniture Centre is carried out by volunteers. In fact, without our volunteers who give up their time to us, we would simply be unable to operate. We run structured training placements for volunteers, who operate in all areas of the charity — in the office, warehouse, workshop and on the vans. A number of our volunteers have been out of paid work for long periods of time, and volunteering at a project such as this can be a crucial stepping stone to eventually finding paid employment.
Volunteers come to us from a variety of sources, such as training programmes, volunteer bureaus or other agencies, or local people who want to do some good in their community.
We are proud to say that the majority of our work placements have gained paid employment since leaving the project having being given the tools and confidence to go out to work. We are also delighted that we have managed to retain some of our work placements in paid employment at the Centre.
If you are interested in volunteering for Barnet Furniture Centre please phone us on 020 8361 6802 or complete the form below with your details. Similarly, if you represent an organisation which wishes to place volunteers with us, please contact us.