I involve volunteers

Volunteer Centre Dacorum supports more than 470 other local groups to find the volunteers they need to keep vital services running. Our member organisations tell us that without our help, they would struggle to find the volunteer helpers they need, some might even have to close down.

Who do we work with?

If your organisation currently involves volunteers or wants to know how, you may be eligible for free help from Volunteer Centre Dacorum.

We can offer support to charities, community groups, statutory organisations, social enterprises, sports clubs, and environmental groups as well as to some caring organisations.

We can support you by:

  • Helping you to get started by registering your organisation and volunteer opportunities here
  • Advertising your need for volunteers
  • Helping you to get the best from your volunteers by adopting good practice
  • Offering access to information and guidance as well as to a range courses, workshops and master classes.
  • Membership of our Volunteer Managers Forum
  • Access to the Members section of this website
  • Putting you in touch with other Volunteer Centres in Hertfordshire

Getting started

If your organisation is new to involving volunteers or just needs some assistance for the first time then here’s how we can help:

You can download our ‘getting started’ pack that includes some useful information to get you going as well as some forms that you will need to complete.

If you would prefer to have one to one support from one of our experienced advisers, we can arrange this for you. Contact us for further details.

Investing in Your Volunteers

Volunteer Centre Dacorum is committed to helping organisations that are active in our local community to involve volunteers in their work effectively, safely and in a way that benefits both the organisation and the volunteer.

We do this by offering information, guidance and training in best practice and by encouraging the organisations we work with to sign up to the ‘6 Point Promise

Find out More about Involving Volunteers

Whether you are new to volunteer recruitment or already have some experience and just want to know more, why not find out about our comprehensive training and support package for Volunteer Co-ordinators and Volunteer Managers. Contact us for….

Joining the Volunteer Managers Forum

Our newly launched forum will meet ? times per year

Developing Links with the Business Sector

Nationally, the demand for employee volunteering is on the rise. NCVO (a national organisation that champions volunteering) research has found that whilst 72% of companies expect to increase their involvement in corporate/community partnerships, the major barrier to organising successful Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) programmes is finding voluntary opportunities.

Volunteer Centre Dacorum has a track record of helping to organise successful team challenges that have made a fantastic contribution to the work of a number of local good causes including Woodfield School, Aycliffe Drive Nursery and Dacorum Womens Aid Centre.

Whether you have a practical project in mind or would benefit from some specialist advice, Volunteer Centre Dacorum will be happy to see how we can help.

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Transforming lives through volunteering