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A NEW scheme that will help victims of antisocial behaviour in Hemel Hempstead and St Albans needs volunteers.

Helpers will provide emotional, practical and support to those who have suffered.

The right people will need to commit to six months of helping out, have good listening and communication skills and be a reliable team player. Victim Support Hertfordshire needs people who can give three to four hours of their time each week. This opportunity involves visiting victims in their own homes.

> Help bring in cash for an animal charity by organising and promoting fundraising events.

Outgoing, creative and enthusiastic volunteers are required by the Royal Veterinary College Animal Care Trust.

The charity buys equipment for the college’s hospitals which treat more than 20,000 animals each year. The right volunteer will have good written communication and organisation skills, a clear and polite telephone manner, good with numbers and experience of word processing would be a bonus.

The trust also needs a fundraising office assistant with good IT skills to help out in its busy office.

Duties would include helping with research into funding opportunities, , updating the database and managing the recycling scheme.

> A team of occupational health and safety professionals recently stepped in to give the grounds of Woodfield School a much needed overhaul.

Staff from the Chiltern Branch of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health chose a rare rain free day to get stuck in at the Leverstock Green school which teaches children with severe learning difficulties.

The community day was organised with the help of the Volunteer Centre, which can put groups in contact with worthwhile projects. For more call Lorraine Rockminster on 01442 247209.