Hertfordshire volunteers recognised in awards ceremony

Published: 26 Oct 2018

Hundreds of volunteers across Hertfordshire are making a big difference in their communities by giving up their time to help Hertfordshire County Council deliver important services for local people.

On Thursday 25 October, Hertfordshire County Council held its version of the Oscars for volunteers – Hertfordshire Volunteering Awards 2018 – to recognise and celebrate the contribution of our volunteers.

There were over 60 nominations across
seven categories: best volunteer newcomer, best young volunteer, volunteer team of the year, volunteer of the year, outstanding staff contribution for volunteering, lifetime achievement for volunteering and outstanding stars.

Terry Douris, Cabinet Member for Education, Libraries and Localism who has met the volunteers says: “We are truly blown away by the breadth of activities our volunteers get involved with, as well as their diverse range of backgrounds and experience. For example, we have volunteers who are still at school working alongside other volunteers who are well into their 90s!

“Volunteers play a huge role in many different service areas at the county council. They help to protect our environment, our history and our heritage. They support learning and development opportunities, and reach out to those who need it the most, caring for the most vulnerable people in our society and supporting them to live independent lives in their own homes. They make a real difference to communities across Hertfordshire.”

To find out more about volunteering in Hertfordshire, visit