Could you join charity’s Sooty squad to keep the cash coming in?

Sooty collection boxes
Sooty collection boxes

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


Make a difference to blind and partially-sighted people in your community by making regular collections of money donated into RNIB’s Sooty boxes from shops, pubs and leisure centres or from street and supermarket collections throughout the year.

The sooner the money is received by the charity, the sooner it can be put to good use offering support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.

Last year more than £700,000 was raised in small change alone.

Volunteers should be 18 or over, have good organisational and planning skills and ideally, use of a car.

Hospice of St Francis

This hospice is looking to recruit up to five new trustees to join its board.

Trustees with specific expertise are needed to help the hospice maintain and develop its excellent care and continue to raise money in these challenging economic times.

One of the new trustees will be a GP with an interest in palliative care. Another will be a business or commercial lawyer and a third will have senior charity experience.

In addition, The Hospice is looking for a trustee with excellent business or commercial expertise and another who has senior PR and communications experience.

The right candidates would play a significant part in developing our services and ensuring our future funding.

The board of trustees meets six times a year on a Monday evening, with an annual conference on a Saturday to review strategy and performance. In addition, trustees are asked to serve on board committees, which involves attending additional meetings throughout the year.

Age UK Dacorum

This home grown charity is looking to recruit a volunteer who can speak Hindi, Punjabi or Urdu to befriend an elderly lady in Markyate.

An hour of your time will make such a difference, even if it’s only once a fortnight!

To find out more visit the website or call 01442 247209