Be the driving force for projects

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DRIVERS and escorts with excellent communication skills are needed to take people to and from a gardening project.

Minibus drivers with category D1 on their licence are required from Monday to Friday by the Sunnyside Rural Trust.

Daily rounds see drivers with the help of escorts pick up clients from their homes and take them to gardening and workshop sites in Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted or Northchurch.

At the end of the day the clients are taken back home again.

The right volunteers will be aged 25 or over, have experience with special educational needs, be calm under pressure, have patience, sensitivity and good communication skills.

> A hospice charity needs someone to help with the preparation of applications to trusts.

This role with Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice would suit someone who would like to adapt previous administrative and/or IT experience to a new environment.

The volunteer would need to dedicate one day a week and will be a methodical researcher with excellent IT skills and able to accurately record information.

> A driver is needed to deliver and collect unwanted furniture for a recycling project.

The Paradise Furniture and Training project needs help from Tuesday to Friday and Saturdays. The volunteer must have a clean driving licence and would make sure the general maintenance of the van is kept up to date and the relevant paperwork is completed.

The good cause provides furniture for people on means tested benefits and local charities and organisations. It also offers free training programmes for hard to reach learners, marginalised groups and the unemployed.

> Help ensure Hemel Hempstead’s leg of the Olympic torch relay goes without a hitch by volunteering as a marshal.

The flame will be travelling through the town on the afternoon of Sunday, July 8. Helpers must to be aged over 18 and prepared to stand for at least three hours.

There will be a briefing before the event. Training will be given and there will also be the possibility for some helpers to gain accredited stewarding training.

To find out more contact the Volunteer Centre on 01442 247209, visit