DROP IN DATES
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer and want to find out more why not come along to one of our monthly informal and very relaxed Drop In Sessions. The next one is on Thursday 23rd February from 11am – 2pm. It is the perfect opportunity to chat to other volunteers and ask them about their own experiences of volunteering.
Our next Drop-in features the Shopmobility Team who give people with a temporary or permanent mobility problem the chance to get out and about independently in Hemel Hempstead town centre. Electric or manual wheelchairs and scooters are hired out for the small charge of £1.50 per trip and manual wheelchairs are also available for long-term hire for a minimum donation of £10 per week, or £2 per night.
They will bring along one of their scooters so there is a chance to see how they work, what training is available and how you can hire them. You will also be able to find out about the volunteering opportunities that they have.
Put these dates in your diary!
February 23rd 2017
March 16th 2017
APRIL 29th OPEN DAY (Saturday) – 10am-2pm
May 18th 2017
June 15th 2017
All drop in sessions run from 11am till 2pm
Life Coaching Service
At The Roundhouse, Marlowes
Thursdays 10am – 1pm
Are you unsure about volunteering?
Would you like to find out if volunteering is right for you?
Do you need help discovering where your skills lie?
Do you want help in choosing the right volunteering opportunity?
If you are interested in attending a Life Coaching Service, book an appointment today!
Tel: 01442 214734
Support4Dacorum is the new Hemel Hempstead based service providing support for voluntary and community groups based in and serving the Borough of Dacorum. Led by Community Action Dacorum this new service is a partnership with Volunteer Centre Dacorum to support the delivery of a volunteer brokerage service across the Borough. This service is funded and supported by Dacorum Borough Council.
An important part of this service is a new website that is designed to contain useful resources, links and information. This website is now live and you can access it directly by clinking on the link here.
Hemel Hempstead Child Contact Centre provide a safe and friendly place on two Saturdays per month for children to see their non-resident parent and family in a relaxed comfortable and neutral venue. The centre, which offers supported contact is run by trained volunteers, who are impartial and work to a strict code of practice which includes confidentiality and non discrimination.
There are currently 3 new opportunities that are available:
Chair of Management Committee
They are seeking an experienced and professional person to be Chair of the Management Committee. Good leadership and organisational skills are important, and previous experience of similar position is desirable.
The Centre are also seeking an organised and enthusiastic person to be Volunteers Coordinator, responsible for organising rota, overseeing volunteers, induction and the recruitment of new volunteers for Saturday contact sessions
In addition, the Centre are seeking an organised and enthusiastic person to be Secretary to the Management Committee. Excellent administrative, organisational and computer skills are key. The committee meets on 5 to 6 evenings per year
Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
The Volunteer Centre is closed between Wednesday 21st December 2016 and Tuesday 3rd January 2017.
We will reopen on Wednesday 4th January 2014
Sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Volunteer Centre Dacorum
What is Support 4 Dacorum
Support4Dacorum is the new Hemel Hempstead based service providing support for voluntary and community groups based in and serving the Borough of Dacorum. Led by Community Action Dacorum this new service will sub contract the Volunteer Centre Dacorum to support the delivery of a volunteer brokerage service across the Borough.
Who are we?
Support4Dacorum will draw upon the expertise and resources of both organisations to deliver a holistic service to all voluntary/community groups and social enterprise (VCSE) irrespective of their size, governance status and beneficiaries. Both Community Action Dacorum and the Volunteer Centre Dacorum currently operate a membership scheme and users of the new service will be expected to be in membership to access higher levels of support which will contribute towards project sustainability.
Both organisations will work towards having a joint membership scheme by the end of year 2 of the project. This will include new options for membership and dis-counted rates. The service will proactively represent the local voluntary/community sector through participation in strategic partnerships locally and across county, helping local groups to have a voice and engage in policy debate.
Equipped with good local knowledge built up over decades Community Action Dacorum and the Volunteer Centre have already well established partnerships and links across the Borough and beyond which bring benefit to the local sector. Support4Dacorum will be delivered from two locations based in HemelHempstead –The Roundhouse situated in the town centre and from the Community Action Dacorum
offices based in the old High Street at number 48.
Whilst these locations will be the primary delivery sites, the service will be offered on an outreach basis to meet the needs of voluntary/community groups that operate in some of the more rural parts of the Borough.