Can you help old folk celebrate the Jubilee?

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JOLLY volunteers are needed to help old folk celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Hemel Hempstead’s Centre in the Park is appealing for people to give a couple of hours of their time on Monday, June 4 to help out with the celebrations. Volunteers will serve up tea and cakes and help out in general while getting into the spirit of the festivities.

The centre is based at the entrance to Gadebridge Park and provides activities and support to older people.

> Helpers are needed to support visitors to the Box Moor Trust, which regularly welcomes adults with learning difficulties and/or additional support needs.

Tasks could include helping out the education team with administrative jobs, getting hands-on with conservation tasks or helping with group participation in activity sessions.

> Someone with a happy smiley face and personality is needed to visit restaurants, pubs and tearooms to promote a charity that makes aids for disabled people.

Your task would be to speak to venue owners and ask them to sign up to DEMAND’s fundraising scheme, which involved displaying a card on their tables with a donation envelope during June and July.

Volunteers are needed from May 1 to the end of July.

DEMAND works with some of the most vulnerable and socially isolated people in the community. In 2011 the charity, which mostly designs and manufactures things to make life more bearable and comfortable, helped 3,654 people.

> Volunteer knitters who create clothes for little ones in Africa, India and Romania urgently need donations of wool.

Their hand-made creations are sent to good cause Blythswood Care, which then distributes the hats, scarves, jumpers and blankets that make a real difference to children’s lives.

Double knit and three or four ply wool is needed. Volunteer knitters are also welcome to join.

> Diamond Jubilee and Olympic fun volunteers are needed to make sure events go without a hitch. Help ensure Hemel Hempstead’s leg of the Olympic torch goes smoothly by volunteering as a marshal on Sunday, July 8 – or get involved with carnival fun as a float driver for the big parade in Hemel Hempstead on Monday, June 4.