Stories

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

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 ma… 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 lo… 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 them… 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 th… 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 … 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 th… Read more

'We hope to support mothers who are struggling and empower them'

September 29th, 2016
Laura and Jennifer trained to support other mothers to breastfeed after experiencing problems with breastfeeding their sons. They jointly volunteer by running a drop in session at Barleyfields Childre… Read more

'Young volunteers can bring fresh ideas and lots of enthusiasm, especially if it’s related to their future career aspiration'

September 28th, 2016
'Volunteering has enabled me to get to know Crohn's and Colitis UK better and I feel supported and less alone with my condition' Rachel Fowler, 25 Coordinator of the Mid & East Herts Volunteer T… Read more