Stories

'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 publi… 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 life and… Read more

I like knowing in a small way I have helped save someone's life

December 21st, 2016
Suzanne volunteers in her spare time for Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Trust whilst working full-time. How did you hear about EHAAT? I saw an advert for a charity trek for EHAAT. What made you w… Read more

Find a volunteering opportunity that matches your skills

November 28th, 2016
Rob started volunteering in September 2016 for Papertrail based in Frogmore Mill in Apsley. 1.  How long have you been volunteering for? How did you hear about your organisation?  I have been looki… Read more

A helping hand at Christmas makes such a difference

November 22nd, 2016
Volunteer your help this Christmas and make someone smile Last Christmas, the Stevenage Time Bank launched a Christmas Helping Hands campaign. The idea was to help residents with small Christmas theme… Read more

Getting help from volunteers last Christmas 'made me smile'

October 31st, 2016
Getting help from volunteers last Christmas 'made me smile' Last Christmas, the Stevenage Time Bank launched a Christmas Helping Hands campaign. The idea was to help residents with small Christmas the… Read more

I enjoy it so much and get so many benefits from volunteering

October 26th, 2016
I enjoy it so much and get so many benefits from volunteering, it is worth the challenge of balancing school, sport and social life Jamie wants to pursue a career in the Police Force and signed up as… Read more

''One of the best parts of volunteering for CHIPS is that there is never a boring day!''

October 26th, 2016
''One of the best parts of volunteering for CHIPS is that there is never a boring day!'' Kishan Patel is a volunteer at CHIPS in East Herts. How did you hear about CHIPS? I came to hear about the Ch… Read more