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Thinking of becoming a Volunteer in Harpenden but not sure of how to go about it?
Lots of people of all ages and interests want to help but find the process a little bit daunting. Who can I help? What experience do I need? How do I make contact?  Will I enjoy the work?

Questions like these are all important in the quest to find what’s best for you and the charity you want to help. That’s why this new service has been established here in Harpenden with the backing of over 20 local charities.  These voluntary organisations cover a wide spectrum of activity offering volunteers the opportunity to use many different skills in varying locations with flexible hours and seasonal or regular opportunities to suit your availability.

How your help can make a difference
All our participating organisations are listed on our web site with details of how they operate and who they need to help them. Information is updated frequently with news of their events and campaigns. All to give you an idea of how your help can make a difference serving the community.

Volunteering made easy
Now you can save time and effort by approaching us to find a solution to becoming a volunteer. Just use our web site to explore all the exciting opportunities.

Connecting Harpenden
To find out more about Connecting Harpenden click below
Centre Voluntary Services

For additional volunteering opportunities in the St Albans district look at the Centre Voluntary Services (CVS) website.

For more information on CVS and to see the dates when CVS will be at Harpenden Library click here
The Harpenden Trust
How to use the site

Simple click here and you will go to the listing page where the participating organisations give details of what they do and what opportunities are available. Have a read about the ones that you think you would like to work with and then make contact as directed.

If you are not sure what organisation you would like to volunteer for complete this form and interested organsiations will contact you.

Volunteering supports your community; it can also help to:

    Keep you fit
    Help you make friends
    Help you learn new skills
    Gain confidence
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There’s always a need for help in the Rennie Grove shop on Bowers Parade.  Interested?

Then just pop in and see the manager.
News Update
Save The Children

Campaign Champion (International Development) (Hitchen and Harpenden)

Tired of hearing overseas development being attacked in the media? Proud of the life-saving programmes that help children thrive? Want to speak out but not sure how you can make a difference? Join us!

Look no further. We’re building a team of people like you who care about the power of UK aid, the life-changing international development programmes that are funded by the British taxpayer. Campaign Champions work in their local communities to raise awareness of the issues affecting children around the world, and take action to ensure politicians act in their interests. They’ve achieved brilliant things in recent years, from highlighting the plight of Rohingya children fleeing atrocities in Myanmar to standing up for children of Yemen who are currently enduring the world’s largest humanitarian crisis.

We’re launching an exciting new programme that will run during spring-summer 2019, which aims to demonstrate to decision-makers the latent support that exists for UK aid in communities across the country.

Our unique approach will use a technique called ‘deep canvassing’. This involves having one-to-one conversations with members of the public, to understand different views about overseas development aid, and really listen to each other. This will help you to build your own understanding of what your neighbours think, to find allies, and help you to make a powerful case for UK aid. You’ll then be supported to take what you’ve heard to your MP, and call on them to take action in parliament to champion life-saving aid programmes.

You’ll be given everything you need to take part. You’ll receive a short in-person or online training on how to talk to people in your local area about UK aid, and be given printable resources to take out on to the street with you.

We know that there is a quiet but significant segment of the public that supports UK aid, but it is not always visible to people in power. With your help, we can change amplify their voices, and help children across the world to survive and thrive.

This will help you to build your own understanding of what your neighbours think, to find allies, and help you to make a powerful case for UK aid. You’ll then be supported to take what you’ve heard to your MP, and call on them to take action in parliament to champion life-saving aid programmes.

So if you're over 18 and have an interest in international development and/or children’s rights issues then please click ‘Apply’ today!

For more information click here.
A message from Mayor Brian Ellis
Cllr Brian Ellis - Mayor of Harpenden
Harpenden Town Council is very happy to support “Volunteer for Harpenden” which is a key resource for connecting clubs and organisations in Harpenden looking for volunteers with those who want to volunteer for their community.

Volunteers are such a vital part of ensuring all kinds of organisations can reach out to and engage with so many people in our Town.  I know all of our clubs and groups depend on volunteers and the hard work and commitment they put in to help them continue their good work.

Volunteer for Harpenden plays an essential role in joining up groups with volunteers and in this way, helps so many in our community live more fulfilling lives.
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Volunteers make it all happen.

Classics on the Common 2018 was another huge success attracting record crowds. Rotary in Harpenden, the organisers, will be distributing £38,400 to charity.

This includes a magnificent £19,600 from the bucket collection alone and a wonderful testament to the generosity of Harpenden residents and visitors to Classics.

The chosen charities this year are:

Essex and Herts Air Ambulance
Keech Hospice Care
Macmillan Cancer Support
Shelter Box Disaster Relief
& other good causes supported by Rotary

It is a massive event to organise and manage on site at Harpenden Common each year.

Thankfully there are dozens of volunteers to help...  services much appreciated.

Herts County Council
To go to the Herts County Council volunteering web site click below.