Thinking of becoming a Volunteer in Harpenden but not sure of how to go about it?
Lots of people of all ages and interests want to help but find the process a little bit daunting. Who can I help? What experience do I need? How do I make contact?  Will I enjoy the work?

Questions like these are all important in the quest to find what’s best for you and the charity you want to help. That’s why this new service has been established here in Harpenden with the backing of over 20 local charities.  These voluntary organisations cover a wide spectrum of activity offering volunteers the opportunity to use many different skills in varying locations with flexible hours and seasonal or regular opportunities to suit your availability.

How your help can make a difference
All our participating organisations are listed on our web site with details of how they operate and who they need to help them. Information is updated frequently with news of their events and campaigns. All to give you an idea of how your help can make a difference serving the community.

Volunteering made easy
Now you can save time and effort by approaching us to find a solution to becoming a volunteer. Just use our web site to explore all the exciting opportunities.

Connecting Harpenden
To find out more about Harpenden Our Community click below
Centre Voluntary Services
For additional volunteering opportunities in the St Albans district look at the Centre Voluntary Services (CVS) website. For more information on CVS and to see the dates when CVS will be at Harpenden Library click here .
How to use the site

Simple click here and you will go to the listing page where the participating organisations give details of what they do and what opportunities are available. Have a read about the ones that you think you would like to work with and then make contact as directed.

If you are not sure what organisation you would like to volunteer for complete this form and interested organsiations will contact you.

Volunteering supports your community; it can also help to:

    Keep you fit
    Help you make friends
    Help you learn new skills
    Gain confidence
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The Harpenden Trust
Spare a little of your time to help the Harpenden Trust.

Can you volunteer for the Harpenden Trust once a week, once a fortnight, once a month or even once a year?

We need:

Coffee morning helpers
Volunteers drivers

If you would like to be a volunteer, please contact us at:

The Harpenden Trust Centre
90 Southdown Rd  
Harpenden AL5 1PS.
Tel: 01582 460457

To email click here.
News Update
Co-opted Governor - Roundwood Primary School

Roundwood Primary School has upcoming vacancies on its Governing Board as current governors finish their term. In particular, we are looking for a co-opted governor - someone who is not a parent at the school but who has skills that could be valuable to the success and governance of the school.

These "skills" could be from any area as we are looking for a broad and diverse skill set across the group (although we would particularly value anyone with HR, health and safety/premises or governance experience).  The main requirements however are enthusiasm, comm
itment to make a positive contribution to the school and having the time in which to participate.

The role of a governor is a key one in any school, with the Governing Board as a whole providing strategic direction and accountability, and is the chance to make a real difference to the education of local children as well as giving something back to the community.

In terms of time commitment, we meet as a full group of governors four times per year, ask each governor to sit on a subcommittee which meets termly and also take on some kind of link responsibility within the school (this could be a specific subject, school prio
rity or activity of the school such as safeguarding or special needs).

Roundwood is a welcoming and inclusive school, and the school works closely with the governors to help every child realise their full potential.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us by clicking here.
Marketing Manager Vacancy

Computer Friendly
, a local charity, have a vacancy for someone to lead the marketing activities which are listed below:

Setting up and updating Marketing strategy and calendar, organising and producing Leaflets & Posters.

Organising Advert content and best places to advertise, organising and producing editorial describing what we do.

Considering new locations and topics for courses, contributing to Newsletters.

Taking Computer Friendly to the Community with Talks & Stands.

Attending local Networking meetings, managing our Digital marketing, marketing data analysis, looking at competition.

Finding & interviewing marketing volunteers, other ways of promoting CF.

Further details on the charity may be obtained by visiting our website

If you are interested in taking on this challenge please email
for a volunteer Application form
A message from Mayor Rosemary Farmer
Mayor Rosemary Farmer
Harpenden Town Council is very proud to support “Volunteer for Harpenden” which does such an excellent job promoting volunteering in the Town. I see examples every day of the admirable work volunteers put into their community and cannot praise it enough. As a member of The Harpenden Trust’s Care Fund Committee and a Director of Harpenden Connect I know from my own experience how essential volunteers are to the successful running of so many local organisations. The wonderful work of our volunteers makes a major contribution to the life of this Town as a great place to live in and enjoy.

Volunteer for Harpenden plays a pivotal role in bringing skills energy and commitment together and making a real difference to the lives of our residents and our voluntary organisations and clubs.
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Could you be a Volunteer to help in Harpenden?

Spare a little of your time to help drive the Harpenden Hopper. It operates 3 days a week from 9.30 till 4pm on a route around Roundwood as this is the least served area by existing public transport. It has been set up by residents of Harpenden with the backing of local councillors;

What we need?

Enthusiastic and energetic Drivers to commit to at least two shifts (AM or PM is one shift)  per month driving the bus around the designated route in Harpenden. Drivers who can engage with the passengers

What we will provide

Driver training   around 4.5 hours
Full driver handbook for daily routines
Orientation of route
Harpenden Hopper Polo shirt
Timetable and rota

Who can drive our bus?

Drivers who passed their car driving test before 1st January 1997 will normally have a D1(101) - minibus, not for hire or reward - entitlement on their licence.  This will remain on the licence until it expires at age 70 or unless removed by DVLA (DVA Northern Ireland), usually for medical reasons.

Even though the licence restriction says ‘not for hire or reward’ these licence holders can drive a minibus operated under a Section 22 permit without additional conditions.

Drivers over 70 can apply to have their D1 re-instated subject to a medical, which we can help arrange.

Unfortunately we cannot accept drivers over the age of 75.

We can accept drivers with points on there licence, subject to pre-approval by our insurance company

HOW TO APPLY. Just click on the link below

Also we have two additional vacancies:

Fund Raising: we have a vacancy for someone to help/organise fund raising for the Harpenden Hopper charity

Public Relations: we have a vacancy for someone to look after the charity's PR and to help with the communications with other relevant organisations in the Town, keeping them up to date on the route and cancellations etc.

Herts County Council
To go to the Herts County Council volunteering web site click below.
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