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Welwyn Hatfield CVS 46th Annual General Meeting

You are cordially invited to the 46th Annual General Meeting of Welwyn Hatfield CVS on 26th November 2020, at 14:00 PM,  The meeting will take place via Zoom and a link will be sent to you on registration  Eventbrite
We  look forward to seeing you there.  In this present time where volunteering plays an integral part In supporting the community we will play a short film demonstrating how our volunteers chose these roles.
We look forward to seeing online with us via zoom. 


The New Your Connected Life Leaflet form Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire County Council have put together the Your Connected Life leaflet to help you keep active and in touch with useful services where you can receive extra support.

Have a read and please share.

Volunteering Opportunities Abroad in 2021

Everything is Possible, is a non-profit organisation which has been supporting young people and inclusion for more than 20 years in the UK.

They have helped thousands of young people, to experience international mobility opportunities. This experience brought them intercultural awareness, raised self-esteem and help them gain competences they would need for their future, while for others it has helped them to get the job they wanted.

They currently have volunteering projects to offer and are looking for participants aged 18-30, living within the UK. These projects may be an alternative opportunity for those who have not achieved what they hoped for in their A-levels or may not now be going to university due to COVID-19 disruptions.

These fully funded (by the European Voluntary Corps programme) projects starting from January 2021 are taking place in countries such as Greece, Aruba, Croatia or Italy in fields such as Sport coaching / Dance / Animal care and outdoor activities / Arts / Social Work

To find out more please see the attached poster and visit to register for their next information session online.


Social Mobility Commission report on social disadvantage among young working people

We are looking to interview a young working person from the Welwyn Hatfield area for a new report – The long shadow of deprivation – differences in opportunity across England. The report is due out next month on 15 September 2020.

The reason for approaching you is that our research has identified Welwyn Hatfield as an area where young people from disadvantaged backgrounds can expect relatively high earnings, compared to the national average, and there are plenty of local job opportunities for them to develop their careers.

If you are able to help, Please get in touch with:

Sophie Robbins – Press and Communications Officer


Compassionate Community Connector – A message from customer to volunteer

A lovely customer sent in a message about the great service she received from us and one of our fabulous volunteers Mellisa

Melissa, you went above and beyond and we are extremely thankful for your time and dedication; may your friendship grow.

Deepak and his daughter Disha litter pick to keep Welwyn Garden City tidy

Love Welwyn Hatfield and the Welwyn Hatfield CVS have would like to say “Thank you for the kind words Deepak, you’ve both done an amazing job.”

If you would like to volunteer and help to keep the Welwyn Hatfield tidy please get in touch with :

Free Virtual Learning from Herts County Council

The newest and most up to date version of the Workforce Development teams Fully Funded Webinar Programme. This latest version has new courses focused on Learning Disability provided through MS Teams and we have a number of courses available .

Brand New Courses

10th Sept AM & 17th Sept AM (must complete both days) – Zoom

Dementia Awareness

10th September 9.30-12.30 (Zoom Meeting)

Mental Health Awareness

10th Sept AM & 16th Sept PM (must complete both days) – Zoom

Leadership in Dementia Care

17th September 9.30-12.30 (Zoom Meeting)

Common Mental Health Conditions

22nd Sept AM & 24th Sept PM (must complete both days) – Zoom

Sexuality and Intimacy in Dementia Care

24th September 9.30-12.30 (Zoom Meeting)

Supporting an Individual in Crisis

For course outlines and further information, please email:

Scammers targeting Hertfordshire before the launch of new Government Scheme

The government announced on Tuesday 7th July the new Green Homes Grant scheme – that grants for energy-saving home improvements including insulation and double glazing would be available from September.

By the following day (Wednesday) scammers had started making phone calls to residents in Bishops Stortford, pretending to be a part of this scheme.

Hertfordshire County Council Trading Standards advises that if you receive a call referring to a grant for loft insulation or cavity wall insulation it is a scam.

Just say ‘no thank you’ and terminate the call.

The genuine scheme will launch in September, with online applications being required for recommended energy efficiency measures, giving details of accredited local suppliers. Once one of these suppliers has provided a quote and the work is approved, the voucher is issued. There is no cold calling involved. It is up to the homeowner to make the approach, so instantly you know it’s a scam if you are contacted out of the blue.

Please warn family and friends who may be vulnerable to these types of scams.

If you have fallen for a scam please report it via email to Action Fraud or call them on – T: 0300 123 2040.

For advice or to ask for help for a scams victim from Trading Standards, please call the Citizens Advice Helpline on – T: 0808 223 1133.

BAME Community Social Distancing videos

Members of our BAME Community across Hertfordshire have kindly put together a series of videos, in a range of languages, to share social distancing advice. It also highlights the importance of finding ways to look after our mental health as well as our physical health.

The Chair of Hertfordshire’s Inter Faith Forum talks about the importance of social distancing
Maulana Muhit explains why social distancing is so important
Shahana Sadiq explains the importance of social distancing in Urdu
Michal Siewniak talks about the importance of social distancing in Polish
Yogesh Joshi talks about the importance of social distancing in Gujarati
Jim Furman tells us how he’s staying safe and active during the pandemic
Anuradha Sharma talks about the importance of social distancing in Hindi
Michal Siewniak talks to us about the importance of social distancing

Mandela Day 2020

Mandela Day 18th July

Mandela Day is celebrated on 18th of July every year to honour Nelson Mandela and his achievements towards conflict resolution, democracy, human rights, peace and reconciliation.
The overarching objective of Mandela Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good. Ultimately it seeks to empower communities everywhere.

In 2020, Mandela Day will be the day to share the successes achieved and the lessons learnt by communities as we battle this pandemic, and its effect on those less fortunate than ourselves. Just follow this link to access activities and resources for the day.

Mandela Day Website

“It’s in your hands to make the world a better place.” Nelson Mandela