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.
George's dedication and selflessness are a shining example
"I am part of a team again. I have purpose and am making a difference"
When Ruth Salter left her busy and social role ...
There's a real feeling of togetherness and friendship
“I am very grateful that I can help Stagenhoe and give back to the community."
"I love talking to people on the phone and meeting all the different people"
What prompted you to join Waterways ...
"I find that being there at callers worst time is very rewarding and I have learned so much"
"It gives such a wonderful sense of satisfaction, and you really do feel you've made a difference to their lives"
Young Carers Crew (YCC) is an ...
"It's been really great, thank you so much for all you help"
"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"
Dave volunteers as an Adviser at the Monday ...
"Take a step into the unknown, you will be so glad you did!"
Link Up Club has been going for 40 years and has been ...
"To be able to help others in their situation helped me to move forward with my own"
"I love doing events and engaging with the local community as you get to hear some great stories and meet fantastic people"
Did your journey to ...
"The sense of belonging to an organisation such as the National Trust is special. They support you and make you feel part of their team"
Please tell us more about yourself and your volunteering work ...
Volunteering is a great way to help people feel involved with community action, but it is also beneficial for mental health too
"Volunteering is not only about giving your time but about what you want to gain from the experience, which for me was giving something back and gaining new skills that can be used in other areas of my life"
I am an ...
"I think often people feel that they don't have any qualifications or skills to offer, but often that's not what is needed. It is simply time and willingness to try that is appreciated"
Mentoring with MCR Pathways changed Peters life for the good.
“When I came to Sue Ryder my depression lifted almost immediately. Interacting with people there was such a big help.”
When Alex Longmore, 44, ...
"Sue Ryder Stagenhoe was like our home, we were one big family"
Rex has pledged the same amount of time to Sue Ryder Stagenhoe ...
"People don't realise they're actually helping me by asking for my help. Also, you never know what someone is dealing with in their life"
"Engages you with your community, you learn and develop new skills, meet new people, improves your self-esteem and without a doubt will make you more a positive and happier person"
"We need you to help keep the helicopters flying!"
Please tell us a little ...
"Since starting to work with us Jack has worked with Sam to build his social confidence and resulted in a trial shift for part time work"
"Improving number skills can have a positive effect in many ways"
"I have loved learning new skills and being part of a team. I have met and worked alongside some lovely people"
"It has helped to give me a sense of purpose, provided mental and physical rewards as well as teaching me valuable skills"
Hi, my name is Sue and I volunteer for Stevenage & ...
"Volunteering with the Family Support Service helped me to get an understanding of the roles within the service and reinforced my desire to work with families & young children/babies"
Chelsea applied to volunteer with the Family ...
"It is a privilege to work with such a band of friendly, caring and interesting people"
The Red Shed provides garden ...
"I can’t recommend volunteering enough - make new friends and feel good!"
"I hope that by volunteering...I will make a positive contribution to society."
"Volunteering is such a large factor in improving wellbeing, it is a chance to meet new people...while helping the community."
Tell us a ...
"Volunteering has given me so much pleasure - it's added interest and challenge to my life."
"You can get a lot of satisfaction from helping other people and making a small difference to their lives."
Although past the state pension age I still work part-time in IT and I ...
“It felt incredibly good to be helping the local community and spending our precious time doing something worthwhile outdoors.”
"A positive contributor to mental wellbeing, with the satisfaction of being part of something that has a positive impact on others."
"I would recommend volunteering as it is so rewarding. You are part of a team and everyone is friendly."
I am a primary school teacher who taught for twenty years and more recently ...