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.
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 organisations 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
LOOKING FOR PART TIME VOLUNTARY WORK IN A FUN SHOP?
There’s always a need for help in the Rennie Grove shop on Bowers Parade. Interested?
Then just pop in and see the manager.
A message from Mayor Brian Ellis
Cllr Brian Ellis - Mayor of Harpenden
Harpenden Town Council is very happy to support “Volunteer for Harpenden” which is a key resource for connecting clubs and organisations in Harpenden looking for volunteers with those who want to volunteer for their community.
Volunteers are such a vital part of ensuring all kinds of organisations can reach out to and engage with so many people in our Town. I know all of our clubs and groups depend on volunteers and the hard work and commitment they put in to help them continue their good work.
Volunteer for Harpenden plays an essential role in joining up groups with volunteers and in this way, helps so many in our community live more fulfilling lives.
Volunteers make it all happen.
HARPENDEN’S CLASSICS ON THE COMMON 24th JULY 2019 A hot display on a hot day
With what is coming to be a wonderful sequence of luck, Classics on the Common 2019 basked in glorious sunshine, bringing out large crowds to witness a wide-ranging display of classic and exotic vehicles, at this the 12th annual show to be organised by Rotary in Harpenden and the 26th successive event.
Event manager Richard Young said, ‘This is one of the largest one-day classic car events in the UK and it attracts nearly 900 cars and motor cycles. Rotary in Harpenden run it as a community event where classic enthusiasts mix with local families and their children to enjoy a wonderful show and we are also able to raise money for charity.
‘I am so very proud of the effort and enthusiasm of everyone involved - the Classics committee, the Rotary members and the army of volunteers – in making this major event happen.
‘We are proud to be able to help promote Harpenden and raise its profile. We know that many of the pubs and restaurants rely on this day as a bonus to their businesses and we are grateful for the generosity of everyone who came.
‘I would also like to thank Harpenden Council, the police and emergency services for their continuing support and encouragement.’
In eight short hours the show collected close to £19,000 which, added to other donations, amounted to net proceeds of around £33,000. This will be distributed to our four named charities - Luton, South Beds and Harpenden Samaritans, Alzheimer’s Society, Carers in Hertfordshire, Rotary Doctor Bank - and other worthy causes.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2020 when Classics on the Common will be held on Wednesday, 22 July.