Welwyn Hatfield, Let’s get digital!

Technology is forever changing and keeping up with smart phones, computers and tablets can sometimes be challenging. Our volunteer Digital Champions are here to help; to put you at ease while you manoeuvre your way around your device. This could be your first time setting up, adding new software or apps and even zoom calling loved ones. It’s never too late to learn a new skill and we would like you to feel as comfortable as possible; so let’s get digital together. To access the service or sign up as a volunteer, please get in touch. E: volunteercentre@whcvs.org.uk | T: 01707 274 861

Love Welwyn Hatfield teams start the Great British Spring Clean in the Borough

The Great British Spring Clean is well on the way and at the weekend, Tim and his team of volunteers tackled a litter pick in Hatfield with Love Welwyn Hatfield for the #GBSpringClean and the #MillionMileMission. Saturday: Picked Bishop Rise, near St John’s Church 4-5 bags of litter. Sunday: They covered Hazel Grove and retrieved a lot of rubbish out of the woods between Herneshaw and Broom Close. The additional bags collected were added to those collected on Saturday. Nice work guys, loving the photos and a big thank you for helping with the #GreatBritishSpringClean in the borough during #VolunteersWeek.

Volunteering Herts Annual Conference & Excellence in Volunteer Management Awards – Vote Now for 2nd June 1-3pm

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED** Volunteers, you can nominate your organisation now! Do you volunteer for an organisation that really values their volunteers and you think they deserve to be nominated? Well, nominate them now! www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Volunteering-Herts-Awards-2021 Register early to reserve your place: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvf-GsrD8pHNcZvkQtRtiE-v0V-ntvCenV

Volunteers Week 1st -7th June 2021

Volunteers with the Welwyn Hatfield Community and Voluntary Service share their volunteering experience for Volunteers’ Week

A Spotlight Moment for Volunteers We love to hear how our volunteers have found volunteering for us in our various schemes, they help our services run smoothly and are alway giving 100 percent and more. A massive thank you to these volunteers for stepping forward and sharing what they have found enjoyable in their positions. If you have found voluntary work through Volunteer Centre Welwyn Hatfield and would like to share your experience too, please email office@whcvs.org.uk. We are celebrating all volunteers throughout the year but especially for #VolunteersWeek. Don’t forget, we have a Volunteers Thank You Coffee Morning this Thursday 3rd June 11am – 12:30pm via Zoom and more events happening throughout the year can be view in What’s On. To learn more about volunteering or how to recruit volunteers for you organisation visit Volunteer Centre Welwyn Hatfield.

This week is Volunteers’ Week!

This year’s 37th annual #VolunteersWeek will be ‘A time to say thanks’. From 1-7 June, join us in recognising and thanking all #volunteers who supported our communities throughout this pandemic and all those who usually volunteer but have not been able to because of coronavirus. We will be celebrating all of the tremendous work and hours volunteers have contributed to organisations and the community. Join us on twitter and follow #VolunteersWeek to see all the achievements of volunteers around the country. .

WELWYN HATFIELD VIRTUAL VOLUNTEER FAIR

  Have you considered signing up for voluntary work? The Volunteer Centre Welwyn Hatfield has partnered with #Team Herts Volunteering to bring you the Welwyn Hatfield Virtual Volunteer Fair. Come and join us where you will be able to hear about all of the opportunities currently available in Welwyn Hatfield, meet the team behind the organisation and ask questions.

A group of Welwyn volunteers improve pathways to woods with Love Welwyn Hatfield

Our clean up, fix up, plant up scheme Love Welwyn Hatfield and the team of volunteers from the Sherrardspark Woods Warden Society have been busy improving the the pathways for disabled and general public access. Do check out the article in this weeks Welwyn Hatfield Times Newspaper and pay the woodlands a friendly visit to see all of their hard work. Well done; stellar work – as the saying goes “One team, one dream”

Family Lives reflects on the their year after winning the Excellence in Volunteer Management Award last year.

We spoke to last years winners Family lives on how their year has been after winning the Excellence in Volunteer Management Award last year. Volunteers, now is the opportunity for you to nominate the organisation you volunteer with, for the 2021 Excellence in Volunteer Management Awards: https://surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Volunteering-Herts-Awards-2021 More information: https://tinyurl.com/yrub5b5v

It was extremely well organised, people were really please to be getting their jab

New Volunteer Terry had his first shift at the large Vaccination centre at the Roche Pharmaceuticals Building in Shire Park, Welwyn Garden City last week. He was very keen to get started and dropped us a little message to let us know how it went. Terry said “It was extremely well organised; people were really please to be getting their jab and there were loads of thumbs up and smiles. Numbers were lower than hoped, but I am sure that will build up. Please pass on my thanks to all concerned. I have two sessions booked for next week and looking forward to it.” We’re glad his first day went smoothly and he is looking forward to the next. We thank him for his all of his support and think his colour coordination is spot on.

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