Welcome to Communities 1st

Communities 1st and COVID-19

Visit our COVID-19 News and Updates page for the latest local Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support.

If you're in an at risk group and need help or support please complete our online form here.  The purpose of this form is to collect your contact details so we can help connect you to support from a volunteer in your community. We will ask some other questions to find out more about the kind of help you need. If you need any help completing this form, please contact Communities 1 st on 020 8207 5115 or email help@communities1st.org.uk

To volunteer - if you would like to volunteer and become a Compassionate Community Connector click here

If you are from a charity or community group which needs volunteers or help, complete our Support for voluntary sector organisations form here or visit our Resource Hub for useful information, guides and resources

For Ideas and inspiration for fun things to do at home, please visit Covid19Ideas

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak Communities 1st is working in partnership with St Albans City and District Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council, Broxbourne & East Herts and Welwyn/Hatfield Volunteer Centres, VolunteeringHerts, #TeamHerts, Harpenden Cares, London Colney Good Neighbour Scheme, Citizens Advice, plus many other member organisations.

Who we are

We are a membership organisation, dedicated to supporting the Voluntary, Community, Faith, CIC, Social Enterprises and small-medium sized Businesses based or working in the districts of St Albans and Hertsmere.

Our vision

Working to build inclusive, empowering and vibrant local communities.

Our Mission

To work with people across all sectors to make a positive and sustained impact on the wellbeing of local people through Support, Knowledge, Voice, Infrastructure and Innovation.

Quick Links

  • Help for charities and groups – please visit our member’s areatraining and services
  • If you would like to volunteer for either us or another local group or charity, please visit us here
  • If you’re an organisation that would like volunteers, please click here
  • To book a game of lawn/green bowls, visit our page at Aberford Bowls
  • If you have mobility problems and would like to book community transport, visit our Travel Link page
  • For people who would like to use our trusted handyperson service, you can visit us here
  • To book one of our halls (Aberford Community Centre, Farriers Way Centre and Windsor Hall, visit us here
  • To find out what community activities, training or day trips are happening, visit our calendar of events