Funded by Hertfordshire County Council, GoVolHerts is for people who want to volunteer and local charities who need volunteers.
They currently have 600 volunteering opportunities and 230 Hertfordshire charities.
Whether you're looking for a one-off opportunity or a longer term commitment, there's something for everyone.
The challenge for voluntary groups and organisations is to provide opportunities that appeal to and engage with people from as wide a range of backgrounds and lifestyles as possible.
Consider how you promote your organisation as inclusive and welcoming to all. Use words and images that convey diversity whilst reflecting your ethos and activities. Advertise opportunities to volunteer as widely as possible using a variety of means such as leaflets, posters, volunteering development agencies, social networking sites and local media.
Ask key questions as you develop volunteering opportunities:
- How are differing ideas heard and valued in developing opportunities?·
- How are we ensuring volunteering opportunities are accessible?
- How are we considering financial barriers and perception of roles?
- How are we promoting opportunities?
We're keen to see many events and activities take place across the county to celebrate the coronation, though safety is obviously the priority. Each local council has guidance on delivering safe events – here are some examples:
For larger events, we'd recommend that you make contact with your local Safety Advisory Group (check with your district or borough council). This is particularly important if holding an event which involves a large gathering of people.
Certain events may also require a licence or permission from the land owner.