Chorleywood Care

Chorleywood Care is in urgent need of volunteers.

We are a voluntary organisation which provides residents of Chorleywood with free transport to and from medical appointments and the occasional shopping trip. As our name suggests, we offer a personal, caring service to our clients at times when they may feel particularly anxious and vulnerable. We are in constant demand and currently respond to more than 400 requests a year.

The service we offer is arranged via a telephone call from the client to our volunteer Duty Officer who will find one of our volunteer Drivers to meet the client’s request. Confirmation is then phoned back to the client. Duty Officers are on duty in their own homes one morning every two months. Drivers use their own vehicles and may decline any request if inconvenient. Both Drivers and Duty Officers may claim expenses. We carry a Public Liability insurance, which covers all of our members.

Our clients are invariably friendly and very appreciative of this help and usually wish to make a donation into our official "donation box", carried by each driver.

We always need more Volunteers to sustain the service we offer and maintain our support to the local community. So, if you have any free time and would like to join us, either as a Driver or Duty Officer, please ring Peter Briscall (01923 284783) or Ted Manktelow (01923 282130). chorleywoodcare.org.uk

Age UK Hertfordshire

Local charity Age UK Hertfordshire is looking for volunteers who can help older people remain independent and active for as long as possible.

Age UK Hertfordshire has a wide variety of volunteering opportunities which could fit around your schedule and suit your interests. Roles range from visiting an isolated older person in their home, giving information and advice, assisting at a 10 to 3 club or day centre, supporting healthy eating and exercise groups or helping the charity to raise awareness and funds by supporting its fundraising team at events in your local area.

To ensure you gain the most out of your volunteering experience the charity provides relevant training, ongoing support and out of pocket expenses.

Carla Johnson joined Age UK Hertfordshire as a Visiting Scheme volunteer because she wanted to gain experience in social work. She loved the role so much that she now works full time for the charity as a Healthwise Coordinator. Carla says “If I hadn’t volunteered I would still be doing ‘little jobs’, this role is perfect for me and it is great for my self esteem because I feel like I have done something worthwhile.”

Whether you can spare an hour each week or just a couple of hours each month, your support could help change the lives of older people in Hertfordshire. For further information please visit www.ageuk.org.uk/Hertfordshire call the HR Team on 01707 386060 or email volunteering@ageukherts.org.uk.