Volunteers’ Open Morning

21 Mar, 2019

23rd March


Saturday, 23rd March

Would you like to be part of the team that helps to keep The Barlow working as a vibrant hub for the community?  Would you like to be more involved in your local community, make new friends, develop new interests?  We are looking for volunteers to help us in many areas and if you feel you would like to be involved, we would love you to come and have a chat with us.

All the leaders of the various departments at The Barlow will be available to talk to on 23rd March between 10.00 am and 12.00 pm.  If you have skills that you think might be useful – come along.  If you are looking to develop your skills – come along.  There is no need to make an appointment – just drop in and have a chat.

Some of the areas where we are looking for help (not exhaustive by any means!):

Volunteers required for Saturday morning cafe

The Reading Room:    Volunteers to prepare and serve hot drinks and snacks.  Keen cooks might enjoy making in house cakes, soup or daily specials.  Free food hygiene and barista training offered

Facilities team – organisation of seating and tables for events.  Small scale maintenance jobs and gardening

Reading Room Bar – glass collectors, general helpers at private events

Events – generally helping with planning and running events including Front of House roles, taking tickets, selling raffle tickets etc.

Marketing – graphic design of posters, distribution of posters, general assistance

Can’t make it on Saturday?  Download the volunteer form and email back to us info@thebarlow.co.uk or drop off at the office:  VOLUNTEER FORM

Can’t commit to being a volunteer?  Help the Barlow in another way by becoming a Friend of The Barlow.  For a small monthly contribution (usually £5 per month) you can contribute to renovation costs.  All it takes is a Standing Order form.  Find out more and download a form here:



The minimum age for volunteers is 16.

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