Frequently asked questions about GoVolHerts

We've put together some commonly asked questions to give you more information about GoVolHerts and what it has to offer.

You can also visit the Help Centre for lots of useful articles on how to use the platform.

For any further enquiries you can get in touch via email: [email protected]

What is GoVolHerts and who is behind it?

GoVolHerts is the one stop hub for queries about volunteering in Hertfordshire and is funded by Hertfordshire County Council. GoVolHerts is a project of North Herts and Stevenage Centre for Voluntary Service (NH&SCVS). GoVolHerts is managed in partnership with Deedmob, an innovative Dutch start-up whose mission is to develop software that can empower everyone to contribute to a better world. Find out more about Deedmob here.

What does GoVolHerts do?

GoVolHerts is a digital platform designed to help people offer time and skills to help a local good cause. It provides a complete journey; from searching to being accepted, and then keeping in touch. Whether you are an individual who would like to volunteer to help good cause, or an organisation looking for people to support your work, you can easily:

  • Register as a volunteer or as a charity and create and edit a profile
  • Explore or share volunteering opportunities
  • Make contact and talk about what you’re looking for
  • Begin your volunteering journey

Other features for groups include being able to create a bespoke application form, and to instantly share your opportunity via social media. Groups can easily and securely communicate with individuals, to a group, or to all volunteers.

How do I get started with volunteering in Hertfordshire?

GoVolHerts makes it easier than ever to start volunteering.

By clicking 'I want to volunteer', you will be able to search the entire county for volunteer roles local to you. This new quick and easy portal means you can find a role tailor-made for you.

Found a role you like? Create your profile within minutes to let the organisation know you're interested in supporting their cause.

Once you've registered your interest, the organisation will be in touch to let you know next steps.

I am new to creating volunteering opportunities – how can GoVolHerts help me?

We hope that using GoVolHerts will be easy and intuitive, even to the first-time user. There is a Help Centre for many common activities. The team at GoVolHerts can offer guidance on how to generate local interest in your opportunity alongside our own marketing activity. You can also share your opportunties to your social media profiles straight from GoVolHerts. Read more about this here.

How will you keep my data safe?

Data is stored securely and access to it is strictly controlled. The design of the site is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulations. You can read our privacy policy here.