Barnet, London

Voluntary

Job Description

Are you an organised individual looking to give something back to your community? Perhaps you're looking to develop your admin skills in the third sector to further your career or else might be retired, looking to help out in a busy but friendly office?

Whatever your reason for volunteering, you'll be welcomed at the Barnet Carers Centre! There's 30,000 unpaid carers in the Borough of Barnet alone - many of whom are currently not receiving support. Your role here will be integral to our outreach and ensuring we can help as many carers as possible.

Hours: TBC

Key Tasks: To assist with general administrative tasks in the Centre with the Adult Carers team, such as:

• Data Input from Needs Assessment sheets
• Filing
• Compiling spreadsheets
• Mail Preparation
• Telephone work
• Creating Information Packs
• Photocopying/laminating
• Collating Statistics
• Creating Emergency contact cards
• Database inputting: outreach activities, drop-ins, phone calls.
• Database cleansing.

About BARNET CARERS CENTRE

Barnet Carers Centre was established in 1996 and is a network partner of Carers Trust. We are an independent charity based in North Finchley.

The Centre offers advice, information, emotional and practical support for all informal carers who live or work in the London Borough of Barnet.

What is a Carer?
Carers look after family members, partners or friends in need of help because they are ill, frail, have a disability or could not cope without them. The care they provide is unpaid and not a career choice.

If someone is paid to look after another person we use the description ‘personal care assistant’ to avoid confusion.

Why Support Carers?
Caring for someone can be one of the most fulfilling things we do in our life. With 6.5 million people in the UK caring unpaid for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend, it is almost certain that this is something most of us will have to face in our life. However, the incredible responsibility shouldered by unpaid carers goes largely unacknowledged.

Even worse, they are often overwhelmed due to lack of support which can have a huge impact on their lives and their ability to effectively perform their caring role. Carers may need support looking after their own physical and mental health, managing their caring with work/studying responsibilities and resuming their lives once their caring duties are complete. This is where Barnet Carers Centre can help.

IF YOU ARE A CARER...

Registering with us as a carer means you do not have to fulfil your caring duties alone. As an adult carer you will have access to advice, information, support, breaks, community and home based enablement services.

Registering with us as a Young Carer (under 18) through our Young Carers and Siblings (BYCAS) service gives you access to a range of support services – including outings, clubs, and group activities.

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