Join the Gummidge gang: Flamstead’s scarecrow festival is appealing for some support

Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2012
Flamstead Scarecrow Festival 2012

A selection of the opportunities available this week through Volunteer Centre Dacorum.

Could you help out at Flamstead’s fantastic scarecrow festival? Why not have fun and raise money for Herts Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre at the same time? The Letchworth-based centre serves the whole county and provides a range of therapies and support for people with MS from chiropody to art classes and Indian head massage to the services of a specialist MS nurse. The festival is a joint event, raising funds for the therapy centre and for Friends of St. Leonards village church.

Volunteers are needed to help with traffic control, serving tea in the village hall and with selling raffle tickets and voting forms for the best scarecrow.

In its 12th year, the festival has gone from strength to strength and will take place next weekend, August 16 to 18 – on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

If you can help with any of these activities for a few hours or the whole weekend, contact the Volunteer Centre for further details.

Are you a caring person who could support others in times of need?

British Red Cross Hertfordshire needs home visitor volunteers for its ground-breaking new Telecare service.

The service is designed to support vulnerable adults who have no one else to turn to.

The aim is to prevent hospital admissions and to promote independenceand the role involves working as part of a team, providing short term practical and emotional support in the persons own home.

The right volunteer will have good people skills, be diplomatic and have the ability to travel throughout Hertfordshire.

Expenses are paid and full training and support are available.

Age UK Hertfordshire urgently needs volunteers to help distribute the ‘agematters’ magazine to locations throughout Dacorum. The free magazine is full of useful information and entertaining articles and keeps older people up to date with charity services.

The role involves making contact with organisations and delivering the required number of magazines to each.

To find out more visit the website or call 01442 247209