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Volunteering opportunities with organisations in and around East Finchley, compiled by Lynn Winton

The Archer

Seeking: Advertising manager
Description: Sales person to handle and process advertising in a monthly community newspaper. Answering queries, processing orders, liaising with design and accounts depts. No cold-calling required.
Based: Home
Experience/skills necessary: Previous customer-facing experience and basic IT skills preferred
Commitment: A few hours per month.
Contact: John at

Bin There Donate That

Seeking: Profect managers, co-ordinators, IT support, researchers
Description: All types of help needed for research, liaising with local shops to take in items for recycling/reusing, web and social media updates and project managing.
Commitment: Flexible from as little as one hour per week to whatever you an manage!

East Finchley Festival

Seeking: Activities co-ordinators, parade co-ordinator and general stewards
Description: We are seeking an activities co-ordinator to liaise with and schedule external providers, primarily in the childrens’ area and with sporting activities. We also need a parade co-ordinators to contact and organise schools and clubs taking part in the parade.
Based: Home. On-site over festival weekend.
Experience necessary: Basic IT skills preferred
Commitment: A few hours per week. Will need to be available all weekend on 22/23 June 2024.
Contact: or Apply here

Finchley Food Bank

Seeking: General volunteers
Description: Sorting, transporting or handing out food.
Based: On-site
Experience/skills necessary: Refs required
Commitment: A few hours per week on Saturdays

Green Man Community Centre

Seeking: Volunteers to help at the weekly community hub
Description: Tasks include setting up, cooking and clearing up.
Based: Green Man Community Centre, Strawberry Vale, N2.
Experience/skills necessary: n/a
Commitment: A few hours on Friday afternoons

MS Haringey

Seeking: Finance Manager
Description: MS Haringey is a local group of the national MS Society. They are looking to recruit a volunteer to manage all aspects of their financial activity, under Charity Commission rules. Initial training will be given.
Based: From home
Experience/skills necessary: Would suit a retired person with an accountancy background. Interest in the welfare of people living with multiple sclerosis would be a strong recommendation
Commitment: A few hours per month
Contact: Jane Howard at


Seeking: Hosts for monthly tea parties in N2, plus volunteer drivers
Description: Re-engage host monthly Sunday tea parties for people aged 75 and over who are lonely, isolated or in need of companionship. Volunteer drivers are also needed to collect guests and drive them home. needed. Find out more at
Experience/skills necessary: Full clean driving licence for driving duties, otherwise none
Commitment: Sundays for a few hours once per month
Contact: Ruth Carter


Seeking: Pianist
Description: U3A’s Singing for Pleasure group has between 25 and 30 singers at each session. They seek a pianist to play a fortnightly programme of 10-12 songs (mostly popular songs from the 1920s to 1980s and also folksongs)
Based: Free Church, Central Square, NW11
Experience/skills necessary: Experienced pianist (music scores provided).
Commitment: Mondays 5-6pm, fortnightly

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