Other Volunteering opportunities

W3RT - Community Cars volunteer driver 

Community Cars provides journeys for those unable to use public transport due to mobility or health issues. Our team of Volunteer drivers use their own cars to transport passengers to hospital, GP and other health appointments as well as helping them to stay socially active.  Community Cars serves residents across Watford and Three Rivers and provides a safe, reliable and affordable service. Demand for the service continues to increase and we really need your support to help local people stay well and reduce loneliness.

We are looking for new volunteer drivers to help us provide this essential Community Cars service.  If you have your own car, some spare time and a valid driving licence then we’d love to hear from you. Our volunteers are able to claim back mileage costs. Flexibility to give as much or as little time as you can, between Monday – Friday 8am – 6pm.

Click here for a role description. Please give us a call on 01923 216962 or email volunteering@w3rt.org to find out more.  

W3RT - Personal Shopper Volunteer 

To support vulnerable or elderly people in the community by carrying out weekly food shops and delivering it to them.

You must be friendly, respectful and trustworthy and you must be able to make clear arrangements with people and complete the agreed tasks faithfully and within the agreed timetable.

We are looking for new volunteers to help us provide this essential shopping service.  If you have your own car, some spare time and a valid driving licence then we’d love to hear from you. Our volunteers will be paid back any expenses. Flexibility to give as much or as little time as you can.

Click here for a role description.

Please give us a call on 01923 216962 or email volunteering@w3rt.org to find out more.  

Herts Help - Client Satisfaction Survey Volunteer 

Herts help require volunteers to survey a range of service users who have used the Hospital & Community Navigation Service (HCNS) by telephone to capture client satisfaction with the service.  


You must be confident in speaking with people and have good listening skills and ability to complete a questionnaire on a computer system. (Volunteers will use their own computer). The people you call may be elderly, vulnerable or lonely - so it is of the utmost importance that you are able to show empathy, respect and understanding at all times.


Contact: Sandra Clarke 07538 941345 or email sandraclarke@herts.help

Carers in Hertfordshire – Bereavement Volunteer

Carers in Hertfordshire are recruiting 8 people to become Bereavement Volunteers, to start training in September.


Carers in Hertfordshire offers bereavement support in group sessions as well as telephone support. In 2019-2020, the Bereavement volunteers supported 248 bereaved carers. The need for support is growing due to the COVID-19 crisis and we want to extend our volunteer team to be able to respond to this increase in demand.


Click here for a role description


If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Bereavement support volunteer, get in touch. Contact: Telephone 01992 58 69 69  Email volunteer@carersinherts.org.uk

Carers in Hertfordshire – Keeping in Touch Volunteer

Carers in Hertfordshire are looking to recruit 10 people to become Keeping in Touch Volunteers, to start as soon as possible.


Due to coronavirus and the support we have needed to offer, we are being more proactive with our carers and seeing real benefits.  We need to recruit new Keep In Touch Volunteers to help us with this role.  We aim to contact 6000 carers by December 2020.  Carers in Hertfordshire is a charity supporting family carers caring for someone who is elderly, ill or disabled and relies on that support.  Carers often care for a relative, child or friend and the care they provide is unpaid.


Click here for a role description


If you’d like to find out more about becoming a Keep In Touch volunteer and help carers take better care of themselves contact us:


Telephone 01992 58 69 69 Email volunteer@carersinherts.org.uk

Reach Out Support volunteer for Older people

‘Reach Out is a project that provides support to those who have recently been discharged from hospital. Reach Out can assist people by linking them up with a volunteer in their neighbourhood who can offer companionship and practical support when they return home.


During the current COVID-19 pandemic, some of our activities have been adapted in line with social distancing guidance from the government. Many volunteers are currently providing support to people over the phone whilst others have been able to collect groceries or prescriptions and drop them off to the person they’re supporting. Some volunteers are walking people’s dogs for them or posting letters. Many of our matches are making plans to meet face to face once it is safe to do so – so there is something to look forward to whilst home visits aren’t possible at present.’
For more information, please call 07780 313651 or email reachout@nhcvs.org.uk

Mental Health Support volunteer

Guideposts in SW Hertfordshire (Watford, Three Rivers and Hertsmere) supports adults in their own mental health recovery journey. They support people in groups and on a 1-1 basis. The service is currently on a telephone/email basis, they need volunteers who can listen and support someone who is socially isolated. A volunteer needs patience, time, positive listening skills and a calm demeanour. They will provide volunteer training about mental health conditions, their services, boundaries, safeguarding, confidentiality and expectations of the role. The volunteer would need to be in regular touch with the scheme coordinator to give an update on how someone is doing and have support in signposting someone for additional support, shopping, etc.


For more informaiton, please email Jane Allen on JAllen@guideposts.org.uk

Homelessness charity - Support Services Volunteer 

Working alongside a New Hope member of staff and other volunteers, you could be volunteering in one of our accommodation services, such as the Sanctuary, assisting with street outreach (which we are expanding at this time) or preparing meals at the Haven Support Centre (this will be running seven days a week). 

Contact: Ekta: 01923 210 696 or by emailing egurney@newhope.org.uk 

Food Hub and Kitchen Support Volunteer

Working alongside Gokula members of staff and other volunteers, you will be serving food to vulnerable people within Watford. You will also be asked to help with our food bank project, sorting and distributing donations. Our volunteering opportunities are at three different locations and are on different days. Please get in touch for more details.

Contact: Beth 07852 158613

One Vision Volunteer Driver

One vision are looking for a volunteer with a van to help them distribute essential items to members of the community. They are also looking for volunteers to work within their centre at Stanborough Park Church. 

One Vision volunteers work on a rota system, providing support to the community between 10 - 4pm, Monday to Sunday. This rota system ensure numbers within the centre are carefully controlled and that social distancing is maintained. 

Please contact Liz Burns, One Vision Vice Chair on 07527213921 

Shopmobility Volunteer

Shopmobility Watford is looking for a volunteer for few hours a week. This would suit a either a person with disabilities for reception duties or an able bodied person to isssue scooters and wheelchairs. Training will be given. No lifting needed. Two references required.
For more information please contact the Manager on duty.

Telephone: 01923 211020
Website: www.shopmobilitywatford.org

Driver work mate volunteer

To be responsible for the delivery and collection of goods on behalf of the project. To assist the vehicle driver in delivery and collection of furniture and also the maintenance of the vehicle as required. 

For more information click here.
Contact : Marie Frost, email : marie@9livesfurniture.org.uk, Tel : 01923 718666

Mini Market Volunteers 

Random Cafe are looking for volunteers to help with social media/blogging as well as helping at their Mini Market on Tuesday, Thursday or Saturdays. Random Cafe launched in 2017 and works to reduce food waste in Watford by reclaiming food from supermarkets and giving it back to the public on a pay as you feel basis. 


For more information about Random Cafe or to volunteer, please contact Jane Johnson on 07961 534275 or fill in the form here

Food Packing and Delivery Driver Volunteers

Watford and Three Rivers Refugee Partnership (WTRRP) work with asylum seekers and refugee families in West Hertfordshire and are recruiting four volunteers to start immediately to assist with food packing and delivery to families supported by WTRRP in the area. It is anticipated that either task will take between 2-3 hours and training and supervision will be provided. Drivers and non-drivers welcome.


For more information and to apply to volunteer, please contact John Gray on email info@wtrrp.org.uk or mobile 07730 705942.

Winter Warmer bag packer

Small Acts of Kindness are looking for volunteers to pack winter essentials to keep older people warm this winter.

All packing sessions will be held in accordance to current Government guidelines around social distancing. For more information on dates and timings please visit https://www.smallactsofkindness.co.uk/forms/volunteers-form

If  you are interested please call Frances on 07956 536978 or email her at volunteers@smallactsofkindness.co.uk including your contact number.

Neighbourhood Watch/OWL volunteers needed

Neighbourhood Watch in Three Rivers and Watford are looking to expand its volunteer base by recruiting IT skilled residents who can administer and maintain the OWL database in wards across the district where there is currently no Ward Coordinator. The work can be done from home and training is provided.

The main work involves checking whether emails within the database are up to date, and where necessary making phone calls to the registered OWL member to correct the fault.

For further information, contact Sue Thompson (Neighbourhood Watch District Coordinator) sue.j.thompson@btopenworld.com

Elvira's Community Cafe Volunteer

The Henderson Hub is looking for friendly volunteers to help in their cafe and tea room, Elvira's. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s a great way to meet new people.  As an Elvira’s volunteer, here’s what you might be doing…


  • Clearing tables and making Elvira’s comfortable

  • Helping anyone who needs little help with wheelchairs or buggies

  • Keeping Elvira’s nice and clean

  • Preparing trays for refreshments

  • Delivering food to their lovey customers

  • Working on the till (but only after you have been trained)

If you feel like it's something you would like to be involved in, or just to give it a try and see if you like it, then please get in touch. Email enquires@henderson-hub.org.uk

Volunteer Advisor - Citizens Advice Bureau

Citizens Advice Bureau is looking for Volunteer Advisors at your local South Bucks Citizens Advice Bureau in Abbots Langley, South Oxhey, or Rickmansworth. If you can spare two half days a week (or one full day) and would like to find out more about training as a Volunteer Adviser please get in touch.

Email: : training@abbotslangley.cabnet.org.uk

Telephone: 01923 293131

Company No: 4090701 • Reg. Charity No: 1085518
Holywell Community Centre, Chaffinch Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire WD18 9QD
© Watford & Three Rivers Trust 2019
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