Subject tag: Volunteering

09 June 2020

Over the last three months the food-focussed social enterprise that Palmers Green resident Clare Donovan runs - on top of her job teaching maths in a secondary school - has expanded beyond recognition and now fulfils a vital role in feeding people who would otherwise go hungry - more than 11,000 hot meals so far! This weekend Clare is offering you a unique chance to cook your own gourmet meal while supporting the invaluable work of Cooking Champions.

20 May 2020

LYDS Coronavirus Help are looking for additional volunteers to deliver food parcels.

18 May 2020

When the Covid-19 lockdown began, among the items that quickly disappeared off the supermarket shelves - toilet rolls, pasta, flour etc - were sanitary pads. These are among the essentials that North Enfield Food Bank distributes to its users. At the council's request, Palmers Green resident Anne Nicholls came to the rescue. After putting out a call for help on Facebook, Anne was able to assemble a team of women from around the borough to help produce handmade reusable pads.

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12 May 2020

During March and April North Enfield Food Bank provided more than 35,000 meals to vulnerable families across the borough, three times the amount in the same months in 2019. In the first week of May North Enfield Food Bank passed the milestone of 50,000 fed since opening in 2012 - a milestone that wouldn't have been possible without the continued support of the Enfield community and beyond.

12 April 2020

To help ease the burden on hospital staff, the North Middlesex is asking the public to donate food, equipment, items from their Amazon wishlist, money - via their JustGiving page, or to sew uniform wash bags for hospital staff.

12 April 2020

North London Samaritans has launched an appeal for donations on the JustGiving website. Like many other charities, North London Samaritans faces a huge funding deficit this year because of the suspension of fundraising events. The emotional support they provide to callers is even more important during the current crisis.

05 April 2020

A list of the achievements of the community volunteering campaign set up by Emma Rigby and Love Your Doorstep in mid-March.

01 April 2020

Sarah Fecunda, who's a Co-op Member Pioneer, has been in touch asking how her organisation could help the local community during the Coronavirus episode.

01 April 2020

A message from Age UK Enfield: URGENT! We need to raise funds to help vulnerable older people who are isolated due to Coronavirus. We are working hard to provide information and advice, cooked meals and emergency food packages, and caring for people in their homes - Please Donate!

30 March 2020

Enfield Council has published a flyer notifying people of the support available through Enfield Stands Together.

25 March 2020

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

24 March 2020

The North Middlesex Hospital is appealing for people aged 18 and over to apply for temporary volunteer roles.

15 March 2020

The London Borough of Enfield Covid-19 Mutual Aid group on Facebook is one of around 150 Covid-19 Mutual Aid groups that had been created around the UK as of Sunday lunchtime. Volunteers are coordinating via WhatsApp and Facebook groups and offering people in self-isolation help with shopping, dog walking and picking up prescriptions.

07 March 2020

Thames21 has 2,000 trees to plant as part of the Salmons Brook Natural Flood Management project. These will help ‘slow the flow’ in flood conditions and improve biodiversity in the Green Belt. Volunteers are wanted to attend Slopers Pond Farm, EN4 0HL on Saturday 14th March between 10am and 4pm. Everyone is welcome

16 February 2020

Maggie's at the Royal Free is asking people to help support its work by holding a Kitchen Table Day on Friday 27 March or a day that suits you.

05 February 2020

St Michael at Bowes church in Palmerston Road used to provide English-as-Second-Language (ESL) courses for newcomers until funding by Enfield Council ceased about a year ago. However, the church is still receiving queries about ESL courses. They are hoping to attract a volunteer to do the teaching

31 December 2019

Start the New Year by supporting North London Hospice's Do or Donate campaign this January. There are many ways you can help - volunteering, fundraising or donating to its shops.

17 December 2019

The Felix Project is seeking volunteers to help rescue and deliver food on the days before and after Christmas.

11 December 2019

Volunteers are sought to help run the Palmers Green Youth Provision, which aims to empower young people to learn important life skills, to be involved in activities which will help boost their confidence and self-esteem and to create a sense of belonging.

23 November 2019

Each year at Christmas time Zebras Children and Adults Charity supports some of the most vulnerable children within the London Borough of Enfield. The families they support are not only living with disability but are facing poverty, and are therefore not able to provide the magical experience for their children that others can.