Christmas is coming and at this time of year The CAD Volunteer Centre is often visited by people wanting to volunteer over the Christmas period.Christmas scene with red hat, snow and xmas tree

Our organisations need volunteers all year round, but if you are interested in volunteering over the Christmas period, we have a few options.

DENS are looking for people to wrap Christmas gifts and make up food hampers in the days leading up to Christmas .

The Hospice of St Francis are looking for people to marshal their Santa Dash which takes place in Hemel Hempstead on Sunday 15th December, so if you are able to spare a few hours of your time to give encouragement to hundreds of Santas of various shapes and sizes then let us know!

They are also looking for people to help them exceed the £7000 raised last year by recycling Christmas Trees after Christmas. If you are free over the weekend of 11th and 12th January, you could help them by driving the vans, or loading and unloading the Christmas trees ready for recycling.

Remember - by volunteering your time, you are contributing to your local community and local good causes as well as supporting the wellbeing of people in the area, so why not give it a go. It’s a win-win situation! So keep checking our web site ( www.volunteerdacorum.org) to see what’s new!

Below are a couple of brand new roles that you may be interested in:

If you have administration experience, Connect Dacorum needs you! Based in the Old Town, you will be helping to organise regular events from beginning to end, in addition to general admin tasks.

Shopmobility, who lend mobility aids to members of the public who have limited mobility need volunteers, need Receptionists - duties are varied and include meeting and greeting customers, and answering the telephone, and Maintenance Volunteers to help maintain their fleet of mobility vehicles. Tasks include the cleaning of the vehicles, and making small repairs.

To find out more about any of these roles, call us on 01442 247209, or pop in to see us at the CAD Volunteer Centre, Roundhouse, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.