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Life Coaching Service

Viviana Coscotin

We are pleased to offer the service of Viviana Coscotin, a life coach, who is looking to help volunteers find more direction and clarity regarding their volunteering position or their interest in volunteering.

The service is available Thursdays mornings between 10:00am and 13:00pm, and is welcoming everyone interested in getting change and progress in their lives.

If you are interested in attending a Life Coaching Session, book an appointment today!

Tel: 01442 214734


What is coaching?

Life coaching is a powerful technique that can empower people to take wise decisions and find solutions to different issues or situations. There are numerous positive outcomes and actions that can take place as a result of the coaching process. People normally become more aware of their thinking and realize what their desires and aspirations are. They are more likely to acknowledge beautiful possibilities and opportunities available to them.

Coaching can be applied in various areas of one’s life but it is extremely popular in areas such as business or career. With the help of a coach, people can identify their goals and aspirations, gain confidence, boost their self-esteem, and make huge progress in their lives.

Our project is aiming to help volunteers get more clarity regarding their skills and attributes but also interests and passions. We are looking to help people that might be unsure about volunteering, people that would like to explore and discover why volunteering is right for them or maybe people that just want to talk to someone about their thoughts in regards to volunteering.

By including the coaching service, we would like to offer, to everyone interested, the opportunity to explore their thinking, their interests, and reasons why to become a volunteer, offering the time and space to reflect and find the right answers.

This project it is all about our volunteers, their needs and interests, we are looking to help people understand how they can use their best skills and abilities, so they can benefit from an extraordinary volunteering experience.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, come and see us. We are looking forward to seeing you!

Get Set Go Dacorum

Get Set Go DacorumGet set, go Dacorum’ is the largest Lottery funded, Sport England project in Dacorum. The project offers fun and sociable exercise to local people in their neighbourhoods at an affordable cost.The project’s aim is to increase the number of 14+ age group taking part in sport activities in the Dacorum area.

We’re looking for positive, outgoing volunteers who are keen to support and motivate others. If you have a passion for helping others and would like to get fit in the process then this opportunity is the one for you. The volunteers will have a variety of skills between them and the roles they will be involved in range from ‘hands on’ involvement in the groups and activities taking place, to ‘behind the scenes’ support including publicity and marketing, social media etc.

An important part of the project is to develop a network of sports volunteers to support people taking part and to develop a network of ‘buddies’ so as many people as possible can access the project and will be able to take part in their chosen activities.

For more information about this project please visit:


Celebrating Volunteers Week 2015

This year, Volunteer Centre Dacorum will be celebrating this special week in our calendar with a thank you tea party for our dedicated volunteers.  The staff team will be holding their own ‘bake off’ to provide a range of sweet and savoury tea time treats for the team to enjoy on Thursday 4th June.

Volunteer Centre Dacorum is one of over 800 good causes in the borough who involve volunteers in their day to day work. Richard Pitts, Chief Executive of Volunteer Centre Dacorum said:

‘Our volunteers are key to the success of our charity. We have a fantastic group of skilled, talented and hardworking people who freely give their time to our centre. We couldn’t operate without them. Our longest serving volunteer is Barbara Reynolds Sale who has been with us for almost 18 years and our newest volunteer is Lya Rodriguez who has brought her photographic skills to our new youth volunteering project.’

Speaking about Volunteers’ Week , Justin Davis Smith, director of volunteering at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, which coordinates Volunteers’ Week in England, said:

‘Volunteers’ Week is a great opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate volunteers and the incredible contribution they make to our communities. Volunteers are an integral part of our society, and without their dedication, energy and commitment, many of the services we take for granted would simply grind to a halt.’

‘But the magic of volunteering is that it is a two-way relationship. So alongside the contribution to our local communities, volunteers also benefit tremendously from the experience – learning new skills, getting back into paid work, improving physical or mental well-being, or simply meeting interesting people and having fun.

If you’re thinking about volunteering then take a look at our website or call into our centre to see how we can help.

Opportunity of the Week

Waterways Experience:

Waterways Experience is a new charity packed with volunteer boat crews who provide wonderful canal boat cruises for people with disabilities. They are now looking for volunteers who have either practical skills or are experienced in marketing and communications or event management.

If you are looking to put your marketing and communication skills to good use you could find yourself taking a lead role in this home grown charity. They need help with news gathering and reporting, maintaining the website, social networking and using local summer events to promote their charity. They will offer training in all you need to know about boating and their target market. These roles will be largely home based but there will be times when you will use the base at Kings Langley.

There are also great opportunities for enthusiastic practically/mechanically minded people to show their mettle!  They need volunteers with practical skills to help keep their 3 canal boats in tip top condition so that they are ready for the day trips and holidays that they provide to the wider community .There is a well-equipped work shop and all tools and implements will be provided. As well as hard work, there are opportunities for socialising as they often get together to share lunch on a Wednesday.

Berkhamsted District Girlguiding Needs You!

Make a difference in your community by volunteering with a Brownie or Guide unit – it’s a fun and rewarding hour and a half each week and no experience is necessary.

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. They build girls  confidence, raise their aspirations and offer a chance to discover their full potential.

If you have the desire to teach new skills and the resourcefulness to help with activities including craft, cooking, music and outdoor events, there could be a role for you with Girlguiding West Hertfordshire.

Opportunity of the Week

Volunteer Centre Dacorum

This is a great opportunity to put your fundraising and event management skills into practice for the good of your local community. If you love meeting new people as well as organising events and publicity, you could help us by establishing and leading a fundraising group for us. Our charity supports more than 470 other local groups to find the volunteers they need to keep vital services running. During the last decade we have helped over 10,700 people of all ages, abilities and walks of life to become volunteers. This role involves helping to recruit fundraising group members and then to work with them to organise and run successful events and activities within your local community. The right volunteer will be friendly and confident with proven fundraising and leadership skills together with the ability to motivate others. Why not join our friendly team of volunteers and make the next 10 years even better?

Hemel Hempstead Child Contact Centre

Looking for something worthwhile to do on Saturdays? Hemel Hempstead Child Contact Centre provides a safe, friendly and neutral place where children of separated families can spend time with non-resident parents and family members. Volunteers are needed to help to set up the room with tables, chairs and toys at the beginning and end of the sessions and clear away at the end as well as to welcome families, serve refreshments and at times offer a sensitive and listening ear. They need volunteers to help out for either one morning or afternoon each month. If you have a concern for the well-being of children and want to make a difference to the lives of separated families, this could be the role for you.