Can you sing along to group’s tune?

Dacorum Volunteer Centre's AGM on Friday, October 14, 2011.
Dacorum Volunteer Centre's AGM on Friday, October 14, 2011.
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THOSE who give their time for free were given pats on the back at Dacorum Volunteer Centre’s annual meeting.

Individuals and businesses that give back to the community were recognised during the event.

For a full report and picture spread special, with images by the Volunteer Centre’s photographer Stars Newis, pick up a copy of this week’s Gazette, on sale now.

> Have a good singalong while taking part in a groundbreaking musical project.

Singing for the Brain is a project for people with dementia.

Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways on Tuesday afternoons including, setting up the venue, providing refreshments, supporting the group leader and leading songs and movement.

The right helpers will be jolly, patient and enjoy a good sing song.

Full training will be provided by the Alzheimer’s Society.

> Gain experience in social or health care by lending a helping hand to Community Service Volunteers.

Full-time placements of six to 12 months at locations across the UK are on offer. All volunteers are placed away from home and receive free accommodation and subsistence, which includes £35 per week towards day-to-day expenses plus food.

There are hundreds of opportunities available, including helping adults or children with disabilities in schools, homes, day centres, universities or enabling carers to take a break.

Thanks: John Quill from Urban Access accepted the Lees Award, which recognises excellence in volunteer management, from Betty Lees MBE