Could you provide a break for an unpaid carer?

The Crossroads Care Breakaway volunteer service helps unpaid carers who often feel isolated at home by staying with the person they care for while they have a break from their caring role.

Crossroads Care have an extraordinary team for volunteers who give their time to help people stay connected with their community throughout Hertfordshire.

You could make a difference by listening and supporting, sharing your time to support hobbies and interests, and provide a connection with the community.Crossroads Care Hertfordshire

You will need to have good communication skills, be friendly and approachable, reliable and over 18 to support these isolated people iny our community. In return, you will receive training, one-to-one support, the opportunity to learn new hobbies or skills, and personal fulfilment from supporting a family in need.

Crossroads Care’s service is flexible so as a volunteer you can arrange your volunteering around your work or family commitments. You can give as much time as you like.

 For more information about volunteering for Crossroads Care, call 01462 427549 or email

 If you’re interested in helping out Crossroads Care, they are holding a Volunteer ‘Coffee Break’ on Thursday 23rd May from 1pm to 3pm at The Meeting House, 1 The Alleys, St Mary’s Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 5JB. Please ‘drop in’ for as long as you can to meet other Breakaway volunteers as well as the Crossroads team – Refreshments will be provided!

 Information about this and all of our other roles can be found on our website: You can also pop in to the Roundhouse, Marlowes to talk to one of our Volunteer Advisors to see what roles are available that you may enjoy. We are open Monday-Friday 10am-4pm and if you can’t make it during the week, we are also open on Saturdays 10am-2pm! You can also follow us on Facebook @volunteerdacorum or Twitter @VCDacorum!