Refugee Week 2024 – Our Home

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week enables people from different backgrounds to connect beyond labels, as well as encouraging understanding of why people are displaced, and the challenges they face when seeking safety. Read more…

A New Volunteering Journey Begins for Mustafa

It’s an exciting time in our office as we welcome Mustafa into our team as a new volunteer Administrator.  Mustafa went through the process of registering online, selecting his attributes, discussing his interests with our Manager Nicola and was quickly place once his DBS check had been received.

He wanted to donate his time and energy to our one of our projects which we greatly appreciated, and we are excited to have him on board. Read more…

A New Challenge Awaits Julie After Volunteering

This month, we said goodbye to Julie one of the office volunteer working on the Community Car Scheme Project. For a little over a year, Julie worked in a team of 5 volunteer administrators helping to book car scheme journeys for our customers who find is difficult to use public transport due to medical needs. Read more…

Eve Spent Over Two Dedicates Volunteering for Local Causes

Eve has been an integral part of our community. With us at the Welwyn Hatfield CVS, her journey as a volunteer began back in the early 2000s on the “Cards for Good Causes” project. This initiative offered the community the option to support charities by purchasing their Christmas cards which raised funds for worthy causes. Eve’s warm personality shone through as she engaged in deep conversations with our customers, always checked in on everyone’s well-being and offering advice whenever she could. Eve has a calming demeanour which is a quality our customers often commented on. Read more…

Volunteers’ Week 2024 – 40th Anniversary and a Week of Celebration

The Welwyn Hatfield CSV and the Volunteer Centre Welwyn Hatfield have a busy week ahead and will be joining thousands of charities and voluntary organisations in recognising the contribution volunteers make across the UK. We will be pushing volunteering into the spotlight so that, that yellow heart of compassion and giving back shines brighter than ever. Read more…

ARISE Hatfield – Funding for Local Community Initiatives

ARISE Hatfield provides an annual fund of money to support local initiatives and socially based activities that enhance the lives of those residing in Hatfield. Over the years, ARISE Hatfield has extending its support to schools, sports and fitness clubs, community groups, music and dance organisations, and much more. Read more…

The Volunteer Speed Matching event returns

It back! The Volunteer Speed Matching event is returning to The Volunteer Centre Welwyn Hatfield and we’re inviting YOU!

On Wednesday, 26th June, Breaks Manor Youth Centre will become a hub of fun pitching and community networking at the Volunteer Speed Matching event hosted by the Volunteer Centre Welwyn Hatfield and the Welwyn Hatfield CVS. Find out more…

More than 250 free walks in the Hertfordshire countryside

Would you like to explore the Hertfordshire countryside on foot but don’t know where to start? Are you looking for tried and tested routes with detailed directions, maps, photographs and satellite navigation to show you which way to go as you walk? Well the good news is that there are more than 250 free walks at the award-winning Hertfordshire Walker website which are all available to download and enjoy on any device. You don’t have to register or share any personal or bank details, you just download the free walks and you are all set. Hertfordshire Walker was set up by Dave and Ellie Brewer who have been publishing free walks in the Hertfordshire countryside for more than 25 years. Theirs is a hobby shared and not a business. They cover all the costs from their own pocket, and all advertising space is donated to promote Hertfordshire charities. The Trussell

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