Challenge Yourself: Two hours a week could make a real difference to a blind or partially-sighted person

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


Do you have two hours each week to spend as a sighted guide for a blind or partially sighted person? There are currently 180,000 blind or partially sighted people in the UK who rarely leave home alone so imagine the difference a trip out, a visit to the shops or popping out for a coffee in good company could make to someone’s week. The right volunteer will be patient and kind and have an understanding of or interest in sight loss. You would need to take part in a nationally recognised training course, developed by the charity; a valuable contribution to any CV. Volunteers should be 18 or over.

Age UK Dacorum

Would you like to help at a new fun and stimulating club for older people with mild to moderate memory problems in Tring or Berkhamsted?

If you enjoy the company of older people, are friendly, fun loving, caring and kind and can spare some time on Thursdays, this could be the volunteering role for you.

No specialist skills are needed but if you can help club members to feel welcome and at ease, make the tea and assist with clearing up then Age UK Dacorum would love to hear from you.


A club for frail and elderly people urgently needs help.

Patient volunteers with good people skills are needed to help out on either Mondays or Wednesdays at the Heather Club that runs from Carey Baptist Church 
in the Marlowes.

The club offers a caring and friendly setting where members who may have memory problems can enjoy socialising and a range of stimulating activities.

The club runs from 10am until 3pm and volunteers can help for part or all of that time. Volunteers are asked for a commitment of at least six months.

To find out more visit the website or call 01442 247209