Annual Conference and Awards 2018

Now in its 10th Year, this award is very special as nominations can only be made by volunteers. The idea is to champion organisations who demonstrate quality in their volunteer management. To be eligible, organisations must demonstrate a basic level of good practice as demonstrated by achieving the Hertfordshire Valuing Volunteer Management 6 Point Promise – just contact us for more details about how you can sign up to this.

This year’s winner will receive a new trophy, complete with our new branding, to keep for a year to show how much they value their volunteers and how this appreciated by their team.

All nominees for the award will be invited to join us at the Hertfordshire Volunteer Centres Annual Volunteering Conference hosted by Beales Hotel, Coment Way, Hatfield AL10 9NG on 4th June 2018 as part of our Volunteers Week celebrations where the trophy will be presented by a distinguished guest.

Nominations form can be down loaded from VH VMA nomination form 2018

February/March Improving Your Chances course at Cedars Park

Volunteer Centre Broxbourne and East Herts’ next 5-day Improving Your Chances course will take place at Cedars Park in Cheshunt on 19th, 22nd, 26th February, 1st, and 5th March.

The course will develop skills to help you in both the workplace and everyday life, including teamwork, assertiveness, and stress awareness.

Improving Your Chances is free for any Hertfordshire residents aged 19 or above. Call 01992 638633 for more information!

Annual Hertfordshire Volunteer Centres Awards 2017

The Annual Hertfordshire Volunteer Centres Award 2017 was presented in Volunteers Week by Will Hobhouse, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire.

1st Place: Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue

2nd Place: Family Lives

Joint 3rd Place: Carers in Hertfordshire


Congratulations to all our winners!

We were delighted to welcome representatives from volunteer involving organisations and supporters of volunteering in Hertfordshire to the 9th Volunteering Herts Conference to celebrate Volunteers Week 2017. Beale’s Hotel Hatfield kindly donated the venue for this much anticipated annual event which also saw the presentation of the Excellence in Volunteer Management Awards.

These awards are very special as participating organisations not only have to be signed up to or working towards the Volunteering Herts 6 point promise quality mark, but they can only be nominated by their volunteers for specific criteria around valuing and supporting volunteers.

Highlights from the event included an overview of future plans for the Volunteer Centres including the Motivating Herts marketing campaign, and volunteers sharing their stories of how Volunteer Centre support has helped them find volunteering opportunities that have bought them real personal benefits. The annual quiz – “How much do you know about Volunteering in Herts?” produced much discussion and was enjoyed by all.

The High Sheriff, who has volunteering as his theme for his year of office, spoke from his first-hand experience and knowledge about volunteering, volunteers and the voluntary sector which was much appreciated by attendees from voluntary organisations, commented:

“Great event, great venue, hope I get invited again next year!”