Stories

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

'VOLUNTEERING HAS BEEN LIKE JOINING A FAMILY'

July 20th, 2016
THE WOODLAND TRUST The Woodland Trust based at Heartwood Forest, near St Albans, has been a huge volunteering project that has now been running since 2009. Volunteers at the wood do all sorts – from … Read more

'It's satisfying to see the change in the project week by week.' What it means to volunteer for a conservation charity

July 13th, 2016
An inspiring Q&A with Chris Persaud, Volunteer at Green Gym based in Watford, on what he loves most about volunteering for a local conservation charity. 1. How did you hear about Green Gym in W… Read more

Take part in micro volunteering and create special memories

July 6th, 2016
Four years ago I donned my purple, red and beige uniform, got on the bus to London and started my stint as an Olympic Gamesmaker. I was based at Lords Cricket Ground for the archery. A beautiful compa… Read more

Volunteer to make a life-changing difference in North Herts

June 20th, 2016
Kerry Singleton became a beneficiary of the My Guide service when she was matched with her guide, Louise Shannon. The Guide Dogs charity ‘My Guide’ service partners people with sight loss with specia… Read more

I got into volunteering by accident and now use my skills with many local charities

June 15th, 2016
I got into volunteering by accident, but without it my retirement would be a lot less enjoyable.   My daughter worked for a charity which held quiz events twice a year as one element of their fund-r… Read more

Make a big difference to someone's life

June 13th, 2016
"Our charity, Kaleidoscope, with support from Herts County Council, started up a youth mentoring scheme in 2007 for the very first time.  Over the years, we have mentored and befriended lots of indivi… Read more

"Helping people helps me"

May 9th, 2016
I was referred to Time Bank by the job centre after I was made redundant, this was 12 months ago. Helping people in their gardens was definitely something I was immediately drawn to. It fitted in with… Read more