As it is Volunteers' Week (1st - 7th June), we are taking the opportunity to celebrate and thank our dedicated volunteers for their contribution in making carers count. Around 200 people share their time, skills and experiences to help us in idenitifying and supporting Hertfordshire's family and friend carers and we couldn't manage without you.
Whether someone helps occasionally or regularly, your efforts are appreciated all year round.
However, we still need people to volunteer to help us support unpaid carers looking after someone who is elderly, disabled or ill.
Among the roles we have are:
- Carer Mentors: People with experience of caring who provide a regular listening ear and advice to other carers;
- Ambassadors/Community Fundraisers: People who attend events and provide information about the charity, give talks or support fundraising if required.
- Reception and administration support at our Hertford and Borehamwood offices; and
- Keep in Touch volunteers: People who work in the office and call carers that have applied for a Carers’ Passport Discount Card or been referred to the charity. The purpose is to obtain or check information about the carer and tell them about local support.
We would also like more volunteers in our Crossroads Care Service in Hertsmere, Three Rivers and Watford. The roles we have are:
- An Activities Co-ordinator for the Borehamwood Seniors Club. The Club meets Monday to Friday, from 10am – 3pm, at Fountain Court, Borehamwood;
- Helpers for the Borehamwood Seniors Club to greet clients, make drinks and carry out other tasks as required; and
- Administration support at the office in Warwick Road, Borehamwood;
As a Carers in Hertfordshire volunteer you can meet new people and learn new skills or use existing ones. We provide a friendly and relaxed environment, induction and training.
If you want to get involved or learn more please contact Julie Hayes, Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01992 58 69 69 or email