Why volunteer?

At GoVolHerts we understand that finding the time to volunteer can be a challenge. However, the benefits of volunteering can be huge! We know that volunteering can make a significant difference to the lives of Hertfordshire residents, but the benefits can be even greater for you!

Volunteering can help you to find friends, connect with the community, learn new skills, or enhance your career. It can also improve your health and wellbeing.

You don't have to offer a long-term commitment or vast amounts of time. Whether you’re interested in a long-term role or simply helping out as a one-off activity, GoVolHerts can help you to discover your ideal opportunity.

Whatever your reason is for volunteering, your support is sure to make an impact.

Below you will find some stories from active Hertfordshire volunteers.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteer stories

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Ali Crook serves up pizza for Caudwell Youth

Ali Crook - Caudwell Youth Volunteer

Ali Crook is a Volunteer Mentor for Caudwell Youth, and she took some time to answer some questions about what ...
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2 photos, left image shows a well stocked charity shop and the right image shows Sara-Jane wearing a cap, glasses and blue top. She is on a boat, and is smiling.

I am passionate about sustainability and I have loved being a small part of supporting local efforts

Sara-Jane sent us her story about her experiences volunteering with Garden House Hospice:

I knew about ...
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Photo of Jim wearing glasses with a grey beard, smiling at the camera, with the word Stagenhoe in the background

Jim possesses a genuine passion for making a positive impact

I had the pleasure of meeting Jim, a wonderful individual who dedicates his time and energy as an activities ...
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Image of Volunteer George, 87 year old male, helping resident with multiple sclerosis

George's dedication and selflessness are a shining example

George has become an invaluable asset here at Brainkind (Formerly Sue Ryder) Stagenhoe, using his carpentry ...
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Ruth, blonde haired lady with glasses stands at the customer counter in Isabel Hospice shop

"I am part of a team again. I have purpose and am making a difference"

Meet Ruth - a volunteer at Isabel Hospice Shop in Cuffley

When Ruth Salter left her busy and social role ...
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Naomi - volunteer at HiT Theatre

There's a real feeling of togetherness and friendship

"I have been a volunteer for one of the adult groups at HIT for over 3 years now. From the very start I was ...
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Edwin, refugee from Honduras Volunteering for Sue Ryder/Brainkind

“I am very grateful that I can help Stagenhoe and give back to the community."

It is truly heart-warming to see the impact that volunteering can have on individuals and communities ...
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Volunteering at Waterway Experiences

"I love talking to people on the phone and meeting all the different people"

Meet the lovely Margaret, a volunteer for Waterways Experiences.

What prompted you to join Waterways ...
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“I want to help the local community”

Leecliffe Big Local is a resident led charity funded by the National Lottery and Local Trust, and has been ...
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"I find that being there at callers worst time is very rewarding and I have learned so much"

Meet Christine, a volunteer call-taker with Family Lives. Christine lives in Radlett and works as a Lecturer ...
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"It gives such a wonderful sense of satisfaction, and you really do feel you've made a difference to their lives"

Meet Helen, Volunteer Trustee and Secretary at Young Careers Crew.

Young Carers Crew (YCC) is an ...
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"It's been really great, thank you so much for all you help"

We caught up with Ray, founder at Green Care at Norton - a wonderful social and therapeutic gardening project ...
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"I felt I was not doing enough, and it was about time to give back. I went from zero volunteering to three roles since May last year"

Meet Dave Gilpin, Volunteer at Citizens Advice Broxbourne.
Dave volunteers as an Adviser at the Monday ...
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