“Despite being a large national business, we are committed to helping our local communities”

February 27th, 2018
A study from the London School of Economics and Political Science has identified the key role corporate volunteering plays in establishing charitable cultures, both inside and outside of the work… Read more

"Volunteering together really broke the ice and we became a much stronger unit"

February 27th, 2018
Sharon and her colleagues took part in volunteering as part of their corporate volunteering. She shares her experience and benefits of volunteering. I work for a company called Ipsos MORI. We’re a … Read more

“The work of volunteers means that anyone can access coaching and running support to improve their fitness.”

February 5th, 2018
2018 is the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity, aiming to make Hertfordshire the most active county. One in five adults in Hertfordshire do less than thirty minutes of activity a week and miss … Read more

“I have obtained a great deal of enjoyment from my new friends”

January 3rd, 2018
Clare, a Visiting Volunteer for Age UK Hertfordshire, shares her experience of visiting lonely older people. Where do you volunteer and for how long have you been doing it? I have been a volunteer… Read more

“I like that I am helping people, who are sadly unable to get out by themselves”

January 3rd, 2018
Over nine million people in the UK – more than the population of London – report that they are always or often lonely (source: British Red Cross). With the campaign to end loneliness that took pl… Read more

'I’m making a difference to their lives by helping them take the first steps towards safety and independence.'

November 22nd, 2017
The Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline relies on volunteer call takers who give up 2-3 hours a week, working from home, to help signpost abuse survivors to vital agency support. Nikki Vasco is a voluntee… Read more

'A charity in many respects is like a small business, it does not run itself'

November 21st, 2017
Trustees Week took place from 13th – 17th November 2017, an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do. We caught up with Heather from RSPCA Hertfordshire East Branch to learn about wh… Read more


November 16th, 2017
Mike Riggans volunteers for Herts Mind Network (HMN), a provider of mental health services across Hertfordshire which offers support to anyone over the age of 18 facing a mental health problem. Mike s… Read more

‘Volunteering heals you just as much as it heals the clients’

October 31st, 2017
Stephen Russell started volunteering with Hertfordshire Mind Network around 6 months ago, and volunteers regularly in courses such as Managing Anxiety, Confidence Building and Mindfulness. Stephen’s… Read more

'Volunteering has given me a new focus in life'

October 31st, 2017
Mind in Mid Herts are a provider of mental health services in Mid Hertfordshire and have well-being centres in St. Albans, Stevenage, Hertford and Welwyn Garden City. They have a positive and h… Read more