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
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
More News
HR Manager

Computer Friendly, a volunteer-run charity, is looking to find a proactive, self-motivated, organised person to manage the Volunteers for the charity in the St Albans district. The main functions of this unpaid role are to work with the trustees and the course administrator, to ensure that Computer Friendly’s 40+ volunteers are properly managed.
Click here for more details
Spare a little of your time to help the Harpenden Trust.

Can you volunteer for the Harpenden Trust once a week, once a fortnight, once a month or even once a year?

We need:

Coffee morning helpers
Volunteers drivers

If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact us at:

The Harpenden Trust Centre
90 Southdown Rd  
Harpenden AL5 1PS.
Tel: 01582 460457

To email click here.
The Harpenden Trust
News Update
Supporting young people in Harpenden and Wheathampstead
since 1722

Vacancy for Trustees

The James Marshall Foundation has been supporting young people in the community for almost 300 years. The aim of the Charity is to assist young people under 25 years with educational or career-related activities and enable them to have opportunities that otherwise would not be available.  Grants of over £1,000,000 have been awarded during the last six years.

The Foundation is run by a Board of eight Trustees, four of whom must either live or work in Harpenden and four of whom must live or work in Wheathampstead. We are looking for two new Trustees to join the team, individuals with enthusiasm to carry on this legacy for the benefit of local young people.

Are you interested? If so, please visit our website at

to understand more about the Foundation and phone the Charity Manager on 01582 760735 for more information.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th November 2018 so please do get in touch if this is something you would like to be involved in. Charity number: 312127

There’s always a need for help in the Rennie Grove shop on Bowers Parade.  Interested?

Then just pop in and see the manager.
A message from Mayor David Heritage
Harpenden Town Council is very happy to support “Volunteer for Harpenden” which is such an important resource for clubs and organisations in Harpenden looking for volunteers.

I am always so impressed by the hard work and commitment volunteers across all types of organisations put into helping others in our community and how much of a lifeline they can be, particularly to the more vulnerable people in our Town. 

So many of our clubs and groups depend on volunteers to help them run and continue their good work.

Volunteer for Harpenden plays a vital part in helping to join up volunteers with those that need them and in this way, they help to make a truly significant difference to the lives of our residents.
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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.