Stories

'I’m making a difference to their lives by helping them take the first steps towards safety and independence.'

November 22nd, 2017
The Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline relies on volunteer call takers who give up 2-3 hours a week, working from home, to help signpost abuse survivors to vital agency support. Nikki Vasco is a voluntee… Read more

'A charity in many respects is like a small business, it does not run itself'

November 21st, 2017
Trustees Week took place from 13th – 17th November 2017, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do. We caught up with Heather from RSPCA Hertfordshire East Branch to learn about wh… Read more

'REFLECTING ON A INDIVIDUAL’S RECOVERY THAT YOU HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO IS ONE OF THE BEST FEELINGS IN THE WORLD'

November 16th, 2017
Mike Riggans volunteers for Herts Mind Network (HMN), a provider of mental health services across Hertfordshire which offers support to anyone over the age of 18 facing a mental health problem. Mike s… Read more

‘Volunteering heals you just as much as it heals the clients’

October 31st, 2017
Stephen Russell started volunteering with Hertfordshire Mind Network around 6 months ago, and volunteers regularly in courses such as Managing Anxiety, Confidence Building and Mindfulness. Stephen’s… Read more

'Volunteering has given me a new focus in life'

October 31st, 2017
Mind in Mid Herts are a provider of mental health services in Mid Hertfordshire and have well-being centres in St. Albans, Stevenage, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. They have a positive and h… Read more

Gain experience through volunteering and advance your career

September 27th, 2017
Lucy volunteers for YC Hertfordshire’s employer mentoring programme, supporting young people aged 12 – 15 through mentoring. The programme, which is funded by The Careers and Enterprise Company, sees … Read more

'I really enjoy the social impact of volunteering'

August 31st, 2017
Steven and Zaheer both volunteer for Groundwork East in their spare time. They find volunteering outdoors both therapeutic as well as enabling them to gain great work experience. Volunteer: Steven … Read more

'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