Celebrating our valued volunteers: Volunteers Week 2016

25/05/2016
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Each year around 200 volunteers generously give their time to ensure we are able to provide advice and services for unpaid carers, when they need it.

As part of Volunteers Week (1st-12th June) and the start of Year of Volunteering in Hertfordshire, we are celebrating and thanking our dedicated volunteers for their incredible contribution in helping make carers count.

During Volunteers Week we are holding two events to thank our valued volunteers:

Tuesday 31st May – a meeting and lunch at Holiday Inn Hemel Hempstead; and

Thursday 2nd June – a meeting and afternoon tea at The Immaculate Conception & St Joseph Church Hall, Hertford.
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Volunteer Co-ordinator Julie Hayes said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to our wonderful, hard-working and dedicated volunteers, who are essential in helping us make a positive difference to improve the lives of unpaid carers. Your support is appreciated all year round.”

Last year our volunteers worked more than 4,400 hours and saved the charity £44,000.

People volunteer for different reasons - to share their skills or time; to meet new people; or because they have been supported by Carers in Hertfordshire and want to give something back.

Volunteering can also give them a sense of satisfaction in helping others and friendships.


Your help is needed too!

As well as paying tribute to existing volunteers we also want more people to get involved.

Julie said: “Whether you can spare a few hours each week or just help occasionally we would love to hear from you.”

There are a wide range of roles available and we particularly need:

  • Bereavement Volunteers- who listen to and support bereaved carers individually or in a group.
  • People to help on reception – answering phones, helping with mail outs and other administration tasks;
  • Volunteer Mentors - people with experience of caring who can provide regular support, a listening ear and tips to another carer; and
  • Carer Support Volunteers – Who help in the office on a Tuesday or Wednesday calling carers who have been referred to the charity from GP surgeries, health or social care professionals or other organisations. They obtain information to establish the carer’s needs and set up a record and tell them about local support for them.

If you want to get involved or for more information please contact Julie on 01992 58 69 69 or email

Many of the volunteers will be out and about supporting the charity’s Carers Week events (6th – 13th June). To find out more visit the Carers Week 2016 page.

 

 

 

 

 

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