Help to tackle violence at home

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RECEPTIONIST team member is required at a second hand bookshop on Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm.

The post with Dacorum Horizons involves welcoming visitors and assisting them with their queries, finding information on books within the store and some computer work.

The ideal volunteer needs to be 21 or over, capable and willing to do the job described, and available on Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm. They must have general people skills and be friendly towards members of the public.

> A committee that battles domestic violence needs female volunteers.

Helpers are needed every Tuesday evening from 8pm to 9pm to attend a group support meeting, and gradually get involved in group discussions.

Dacorum Women’s Aid provides safe accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence, and also runs a support group.

This volunteer opportunity is for women only, who are aged 18 or over, with good listening skills, a clean driving licence and their own vehicle. General people skills, a great sense of humour, common sense and a willingness to listen to others without being judgemental are also vital qualities.

> Herts Library Service is looking for a friendly escort with good social skills to take a group of visually impaired people to and from group meets.

The reading group meets once every six weeks on a Tuesday afternoon. The volunteer would cover the hours from 1pm to 5.30pm.

Members are picked up from their homes and taken to Berkhamstead Library where the meetings are held. Passengers will need help on and off the bus and at 4pm the day is repeated in reverse.

Ideal volunteers will be aged 16-75, have good social skills, be able to listen to the needs of the group and explain to them how they can get on and off the minibus, describing hazards clearly.

>To find out more about these volunteer opportunities and others contact the Volunteer Centre Dacorum on 01442 247209 or visit www.volunteerdacorum.org