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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Jenny Burrows has shoulder length brown hair and wears glasses, she smiles at the camera for this photo

I always go home feeling happy that I have made a difference and helped to brighten people’s day

Jenny Burrows has volunteered at Isabel Hospice for five years. She first worked at the hospice helping the ...
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Peta Gardening Volunteer for Growing People wearing a hat and smiling among large daisies

I have made good, lasting friendships, and laughed a lot!

A beautiful story about one volunteer's growth from their first days volunteering, to now, where they offer ...
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Why Volunteer?

To prepare for Volunteer's month, we wanted to share some insights into the value of volunteers and why people ...
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Volunteer Alex at Willow Foundation

Willow Foundation Volunteer Story

We are very fortunate to have some amazing volunteers who dedicate their time to support our mission ...
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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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