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Thu 16 Mar 2017

About the opportunity

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are

you'll have fun too!

 

Communities 1st are dedicated to building upon the strengths of the community and we aim to promote independence, health & well-being and address issues surrounding social isolation. To achieve this, we work with other voluntary, health and care organisations to create an innovative combination of activities for all ages, backgrounds, cultures and abilities.

 

We require volunteers to assist with planning, organising and running events. May involve some evening or weekend work.  Anyone who can commit time no matter how limited will be appreciated.

Volunteering will provide you with valuable work experience and offer the opportunity of a reference for your CV.  In addition to this, it can be the ideal platform to showcase your skills.

 

About the Organisation

Since being created in 2009 from a merger of two community organisations within Hertsmere, Communities 1st has grown into a successful charitable organisation with strong links to the communities in which we work.

 

Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in the community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community.  

 

Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council and Affinity Sutton Housing as well as many local businesses.

 

We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!

 

What are they looking for?

  • Fun, outgoing, love a challenge - then volunteering with our events team is for you.
  • Committed to working with the community with a passion for helping others less fortunate.
  • Well organized, pro-active and able to deliver tasks efficiently.
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft word and excel
  • To show professionalism at all levels and in all environments
  • Strong team player
  • Ability to work independently and ask for clarification when needed
  • Driving license and own transport desirable, but not essential.
  • We are always on the look-out for talented photographers and videographers to capture the fun too
  • To assist with the set-up of events such as room decoration, temporary signage and other associated tasks
  • Meet and greet customers and direct to facilities and fire exits as appropriate
  • Assist in promoting activities and events
  • Commit at least 1 day per month

 

Practical Considerations

  • No formal qualifications or prior guiding experience are required to volunteer with us.
  • We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

  • A full charity induction will be given before the volunteer starts with us and ongoing training is offered depending on which event you are working on.

  • Home based and in your local area.

  • References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

  • Please apply asap as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Volunteers MUST be over 16 (or be accompanied by an adult if under 16).

  • A minimum of six months commitment is required.

 

Benefits:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain basic office skills, with an opportunity to progress into more varied roles.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Community Hertsmere team
  • Training in Equality and Diversity, Customer Service

 

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Mon 6 Mar 2017

Opening in Bushey New Community Hertsmere Outreach Site  

 

Community Hertsmere is delighted to announce the opening of a new outreach site  in Bushey on Wednesday 15 March 2017.

To enable residents to have easy access to the team and to meet staff face to face the new outreach, will be open every Wednesday from 1pm – 4pm at Citizen’s Advice Hertsmere, 8 Rudolph Road, Bushey, WD23 3DU. 

 Community Hertsmere are grateful to the Hertsmere Citizen’s Advice for offering to host our new outreach on their premises.

At Community Hertsmere we work hard to help voluntary community organisations grow and thrive through a number of activities including providing advice and information, consultation and engagement, funding advice, help with monitoring and evaluation, provide opportunities for networking and partnership working, training and development, arrange a variety of activities and events such as trips and family outward-bound days and much more.  We also offer a Membership Service for groups, organisations, charities and local businesses in Hertsmere.

Community Hertsmere Chief Executive, Stephen Craker said, "We are looking forward to working with local organisations and residents to help raise community spirit.  By working together we can build vibrant local communities making the local area a great place in which to live, work and enjoy for all residents.”

Hertsmere Citizen’s Advice Chief Executive, Caroyln Buller said, “Our Bushey office is well positioned in the heart of the village and we are very pleased to be able to share space to help local residents. By working together we can make best use of our resources at a time when this really matters. This is a win win situation for our residents and community as a whole.”

If you can help the Hub in any way, call Nazra on 020 3457 7536.

 

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Mon 6 Mar 2017

Opening in Radlett New Community Hertsmere Outreach Hub

Community Hertsmere is delighted to announce the opening of a new outreach hub in Radlett on Tuesday 4 April 2017.

To enable residents to have easy access to the team and to meet staff face to face the new outreach, will be open every Tuesday from 1.30pm – 4.30pm at the Radlett Centre, Aldenham Avenue, Radlett WD7 8HL.  

Community Hertsmere are grateful to the Aldenham Parish Council for sponsoring the space of our new outreach hub.

At Community Hertsmere we work hard to help voluntary community organisations grow and thrive through a number of activities including providing advice and information, consultation and engagement, funding advice, help with monitoring and evaluation, provide opportunities for networking and partnership working, training and development, arrange a variety of activities and events such as trips and family outward-bound days and much more.  We also offer a Membership Service for groups, organisations, charities and local businesses in Hertsmere.

Community Hertsmere Chair, Stuart Nagler said “These kinds of outreach hubs are very important to promote community activity and engage with local residents and organisations. I’m delighted that Community Hertsmere has a presence in Radlett which I know will make a real difference. I am pleased about the support from the Parish Council and look forward to further developing our partnership approach.  By working together we can build vibrant local communities making the local area a great place in which to live, work and enjoy for all residents.”

Cllr. Estelle Samuelson from Aldenham Parish Council said, “We are delighted that Community Hertsmere will have an Outreach Hub in Radlett. The Parish Council is sure that residents and local organisations alike will take advantage of all that Community Hertsmere has to offer.  The Outreach Hub will enhance the ability of community bodies to best serve and support the local area.  To be able to work together is an encouraging sign for the future and we are sure this new venture will be a great success.

If you can help or would like to volunteer at the Hub, call Nazra on 020 3457 7536.

 

 

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Wed 25 Jan 2017

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