Helping parents to tackle tough times

Volunteer Centre marks 40th anniversary. Logo.
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TIN rattlers are needed to help rake in cash for the Salvation Army.

Door-to-door collectors and tin collectors are required for a fundraising drive which will be held between Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 25.

Money raised through the two-week cash collection will support the charity’s community work which helps children, elderly, homeless and disabled people.

Helpers must be aged 16 or over.

> Parents are being called on to help other mums and dads facing difficult times.

Home Start Dacorum is looking for good listeners with a few hours to spare each week to help out.

The charity is a home visiting scheme that aims to help families with pre-school aged children who feel for a variety reasons temporarily unable to cope with the stresses of family life.

Parent volunteers will visit families regularly at prearranged times.

Comprehensive training, which runs one day a week over nine weeks, is provided.

The next course starts on October 3.

The good cause also needs someone to drive families to and from its weekly group meetings.

These are held on Tuesdays from 10am to midday during term time and offer support for parents and fun activities for children aged under five.

The volunteer must be a parent, have their own car and a clean driving licence.

> Someone with a knack for keeping kiddies entertained, from dressing up as a clown to face painting and sing alongs, is needed.

Herts Fire and Rescue Service needs a children’s entertainer to help ensure its open day, on Saturday, September 3, is a hit with children.

The event runs from 11am to 3pm.