Stories

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

Love sport? Share your enjoyment and volunteer at your local sports club

August 31st, 2016
This month's story is from one of our local Volunteers, Dennis Lock, who started volunteering for West Herts Cricket in Watford 26 years ago and has been involved with a number of volunteering roles f… Read more

Get outdoors, do good for the community and improve your wellbeing

August 31st, 2016
Get outdoors, do good for the community and improve your wellbeing Bob Leader, a volunteer for Countryside Management Service 1. How did you find out about volunteering for Hertfordshire Countrys… Read more

My first walk with Hertfordshire Health Walks

August 31st, 2016
My first walk with Hertfordshire Health Walks Last Tuesday I was invited on a Hertfordshire Health Walk in St Albans to find out more about how local volunteers and residents can enjoy our countrysid… Read more

Volunteer for something you're passionate about

August 3rd, 2016
Volunteer for something you're passionate about Jane Archer is a voluntary water vole surveyor in Hertfordshire for the Trust. We spoke to Jane to find out more about what she does. How did you get … Read more

IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH AND VOLUNTEER OUTDOORS

July 20th, 2016
'Starting the Hertsmere Health Walks program was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had been dealing with unbelievable stress and I had been through a period of both inactivity and hea… Read more