Volunteer Recruitment Fair
On Friday 27th September, two Community Action Dacorum departments – Support4Dacorum and European Projects – teamed up to host a Volunteer Recruitment Fair.
The aim of the fair was to inform the local community about the large variety of voluntary roles we have in the borough of Dacorum and to hopefully get some people to sign up to volunteer! We currently have over 160 different volunteering roles registered on our system so we wanted to demonstrate that volunteering was so much more than helping out in a charity shop (though we have those roles too!)
We had over 50 people in attendance at the fair and we were joined by 8 other charities: Age UK Dacorum, AViD Arts Venue in Dacorum, Dacorum Mencap, Frogmore Paper Mill, the Hospice of St Francis, Rectory Lane Cemetery Berkhamsted, Sunnyside Rural Trust and the Willow Foundations. There were also representatives from some other Community Action Dacorum departments: Community Transport and Radio Dacorum.
The fair started with a brief presentation by European Projects to show the work they have been doing. Following that, each of the charities present gave a little talk about their charity and the kinds of roles they have available. This demonstrated just how many different things you can do as a volunteer! We have roles that are based in offices such as an Admin Assistant for the Hospice of St Francis; roles that will get you out in the fresh air such as a Gardening Assistant for Sunnyside Rural Trust; roles that will engage you in local history such as a Tour Guide for Frogmore Paper Mill or a Genealogy Researcher for Rectory Lane Cemetery; and many, many more!
If you missed our fair or would like to know more about volunteering and what roles we have on offer, why don’t you pop in to see us at the Roundhouse in Hemel town centre? We are open Monday-Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-2. You can also call us on 01442 247209 or visit our website www.volunteerdacorum.org. Follow us on Facebook @volunteerdacorum or on Twitter @VCDacorum to keep up to date with our latest opportunities!