Finding and Managing Volunteers

We support people who manage volunteers as part of their day to day role. This includes Volunteer Managers, Coordinators, Administrators and also Volunteers who manage volunteers, such as leaders of local sports clubs or faith groups.

If your group is looking for volunteers, you can register with the Communities 1st for free to access the following services:


Promotion of your volunteering opportunities. We advertise your opportunities via our website, social media, in our printed literature and through We actively promote volunteering across the District via our pop-up Volunteer Centre, retirement seminars, our student volunteering programme and stands at community events.

Matching potential volunteers to your organisation. We help over 1500 people each year to identify volunteer roles which meet their interests, skills and abilities.

Monthly information updates covering national policies, campaigns and local initiatives such as the Volunteering Oscars. If you are not yet on our mailing list but would like to keep up to date with volunteering across the distrcits of St. Albans and Hertsmere please sign up here

Training and advice on all areas of volunteer recruitment and management. If you have a query about your volunteer programme please get in touch.

Campaigning on issues related to volunteering. We regularly feedback the views of the groups we support to inform the strategic development of volunteering at both local, sub-regional, regional and national levels.


For more information, contact Anna on 01727 814 644 / 020 8207 4504 or email