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Jewish Volunteering Network, Hendon, appeals for new members for database
Kind-hearted people who can donate a few hours of their time to worthwhile charities can find opportunities on a new database.
The Jewish Volunteering Network, based in Albert Road, Hendon, helps volunteers find placements with organisations across London.
More than 3,000 people have already signed up to the network, but its staff are hoping to reach 5,000 people before the end of the year.
PR manager Adam Charlton said: “Some people are nervous, but we try and reassure them to make them feel confident about volunteering.
“Especially if people are working with an age group they are unfamiliar with we can give them a lot of support.
“They should be happy doing what they do and that’s what we strive for.”
While many Jewish charities are signed up to the database, there is also a range of opportunities in secular organisations.
Opportunities across Barnet include working with children, elderly people, bereavement, health and schools.
People can choose to volunteer as a one-off or under a permanent basis, but they will not be bound by a contract.
JVN is now holding a series of recruitment drives across the borough to try and gather more support for their cause.
Mr Charlton added: “There are a lot of great opportunities here and we’re really looking to up our profile by encouraging new people to sign up.”
To sign up, visit www.jvn.org.uk/
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