Stories

'VOLUNTEERING GIVES ME A GREAT PERSONAL FULFILLMENT DURING RETIREMENT'

July 27th, 2017
Glen Barber lives in Stevenage and recently retired from his management role after 42 years. Here he tells us why volunteering is so important to his wellbeing.     What made you want to voluntee… Read more

CARERS WEEK SPECIAL - VOLUNTEER TO HELP SUPPORT CARERS

June 28th, 2017
Dianne, a Volunteer Hub Leader at Carers in Herts, Hoddesdon, tells us how she got into volunteering and what it means to her.   How long have you been volunteering for Carers in Herts? How did yo… Read more

#VOLUNTEERSWEEK SPECIAL: ANTHONY BALLS, NHCVS COMMUNITY TRANSPORT

June 7th, 2017
Anthony joined the North Herts CVS Community Transport Scheme in December 2015. Since that time, Anthony has given a significant amount of his time, both on weekdays and at weekends to carry out his… Read more

VOLUNTEERS WEEK SPECIAL: SUE GUILFORD, CARERS IN HERTS

June 6th, 2017
Sue volunteers at the Carers in Herts office on reception every Tuesday and Wednesday morning 9 until 1. As well as answering the telephone for over 50 people on the switchboard and emailing messages … Read more

#Volunteers Week Special - Hazel Smith, Volunteer at CHIPS

June 2nd, 2017
Hazel Smith is a parent trustee at CHIPS, and has been since 2010. She has a son Jack who is 14, with additional needs, who attends CHIPS. Hazel also supports CHIPS climbing club which runs wee… Read more

#TEAMHERTS FLEXIBLE VOLUNTEER 2017 WINNER SHARES HER PASSION FOR VOLUNTEERING FOR THE SEA CADETS

June 1st, 2017
Nina Guppy, winner of the #TeamHerts Flexible Volunteering Award, and a Volunteer for the Sea Cadets in Rickmansworth and Watford, tells us why volunteering means so much to her and her family   … Read more

'You never know where volunteering can lead!'

April 28th, 2017
Catherine was a weekly volunteer at Mind in Mid Herts last year facilitating a motivation group and one-to-one sessions with individuals with mental health issues before finding permanent employment w… Read more

VOLUNTEERING ENABLES ME TO GET EXPERIENCE AND GIVE SOMETHING BACK

March 29th, 2017
“I really believe in what mediation can do for families. Volunteering gives me the opportunity to get experience and give something back to the community. There’s a feeling about hyh that everyone is … Read more

If you're willing to volunteer your time in an unpaid role it shows passion

March 1st, 2017
Hollie Topliffe, volunteers for Herts Aid one day per week whilst balancing studying and working as a Maths Tutor. 1. What made you want to join and help volunteer? I was looking for a role in pu… Read more

Some people enter retirement and are bored or lonely, or feel undervalued - volunteering means that I feel none of those things.

February 1st, 2017
Brenda, who recently retired, volunteers for North Herts Community Transport Scheme as a volunteer driver.   Read her story on why volunteering has made such a positive impact on her li… Read more