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Annual Herts Volunteer Centre Awards 2017
June 14, 2017VCBEH Info

The Annual Hertfordshire Volunteer Centres Award 2017 was presented in Volunteers Week by Will Hobhouse, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

1st Place: Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue

2nd Place: Family Lives

Joint 3rd Place: Carers in Hertfordshire

Congratulations to all our winners!

We were delighted to welcome representatives from volunteer involving organisations and supporters of volunteering in Hertfordshire to the 9th Volunteering Herts Conference to celebrate Volunteers Week 2017. Beale’s Hotel Hatfield kindly donated the venue for this much anticipated annual event which also saw the presentation of the Excellence in Volunteer Management Awards.

These awards are very special as participating organisations not only have to be signed up to or working towards the Volunteering Herts 6 point promise quality mark, but they can only be nominated by their volunteers for specific criteria around valuing and supporting volunteers.

Highlights from the event included an overview of future plans for the Volunteer Centres including the Motivating Herts marketing campaign, and volunteers sharing their stories of how Volunteer Centre support has helped them find volunteering opportunities that have bought them real personal benefits. The annual quiz – “How much do you know about Volunteering in Herts?” produced much discussion and was enjoyed by all.

The High Sheriff, who has volunteering as his theme for his year of office, spoke from his first-hand experience and knowledge about volunteering, volunteers and the voluntary sector which was much appreciated by attendees from voluntary organisations, commented:

“Great event, great venue, hope I get invited again next year!”


 Team Building 2016
The Volunteer Centre offers Team Building days to local business through their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR)
5 staff from Cereal Partners based in Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City took on the challenge of painting a community hall at Jim McDonald Centre on 22nd July.

(Group photos are Jeanette. Karan, Priya, Adi, Paul & Simon)
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  Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers Aug 2016
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Another successful Recruiting and Retaining Training Course delivered by Volunteering Herts with 20 participants from various charities across Hertfordshire attending. This course was so successful that we have a waiting list for the next one which will now be on 29th September, at Gracemead House, Hatfield

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This one day course will explore the challenges of recruiting, retaining and managing volunteers and is ideal forstaff and volunteers who have this responsibility as part, or all, of their role

For more information and contents click
Vol Management Training Flyer Sept 2016
Recruiting and Retaining Volunteers Aug 2016  






 Annual Herts Volunteer Centre Awards 2016
presented in Volunteers Week (1-7th June 2016) by The Countess of Verulam, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.
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 Countryside Management Service  Offer a range of voluntary opportunities, with over 300 people getting involved in looking after their local countryside or park. We also promote outdoor recreation through organising events and working with groups to develop walk and cycle routes.


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 Carers in Hertfordshire  formed in 1995. Our Articles require that 50% of our Board of Trustees must be carers. Our aims are to ensure all carers receive information, advice and support, participate in service planning and be a platform for the voice of carers.)


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 Family Lives  originally called Parentline, founded in response to the tragic case of Maria Colwell in 1973, killed by her step-father. The founders believed that there needed to be a dedicated organisation supporting parents, before they reached crisis point.)


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 Home Start  helps families with at least one child age 9 and under deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Congratulations to all the winners of the
Annual Herts Volunteer Centre Awards 2016


White Rose Quality Accreditations 2016
Congratulations to Broxbourne & East Herts and Royston Volunteer Centres for
being the first two Centres to achieve the new White Rose Quality Accreditation.
Volunteers Week (1-7th June 2016)

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Royston and District Volunteer Centre
is based in Royston Town Hall annex, Town
Centre. Covering Royston and surrounding
SG8 villages in Nth Herts and Sth Cambs.

We are usually open Monday – Thursday
although it is best to make an appointment if
you would like to discuss volunteering.

White Rose Volunteer Centre Quality
Accreditation for our 6 core functions.

  • Brokerage
  • Marketing
  • Good practice development
  • Develop volunteering
  • Policy response and campaigning
  • Strategic development
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Broxbourne and East Herts Volunteer Centre are best-known for helping people
looking to volunteer to find their ideal
opportunities.

We also host various training courses
to help improve personal skills such as:

  • Improving Chances to find work
  • Confidence in Computing
  • Customer Care
  • CV Workshop
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