Do you have the drive to be a van man’s mate?

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LEND a helping hand to a hospice by volunteering as a driver’s mate.

People to help with loading and unloading donated goods and some map reading are required by the Hospice of St Francis.

Helpers are needed on Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 4pm.

> Help organise charity events as an ambassador for the Iain Rennie Grove House Hospice.

Volunteers would also take on specific duties at functions such as selling refreshments and merchandise.

> Organised individuals with good computer skills are required to help out at Iain Rennie’s office base.

Administrative assistants are needed to commit to helping out for half a day each week.

Tasks will include sending out fundraising packs, writing letters, laminating and printing, recording donations and entering details of supporters onto a database.

Volunteers may also be able to work on a small project of their own.

Contact Dacorum’s Volunteer Centre on 01442 247209.

> Friendly faces are needed to welcome visitors to Bovingdon’s Mount Prison.

Helpers will serve up cups of tea and snacks in the visitors centre to people who have travelled long distances to see loved ones in prison. Volunteers must be able to offer a friendly ear to families and will work alongside trained staff.

Someone is also needed to help provide constructive play for little ones visiting the prison.

The Visitor Centre is open between 1pm and 4.30pm on Fridays and 8.30am and 11.30am and 1pm and 4.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Drivers are needed to ferry visitors back to Hemel Hempstead Station at the end of weekend sessions.

The service already runs on Fridays but more helpers are needed to put the minibus on at weekends.

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at The Mount contact project support and development worker Joanna McIntosh on 01727 854727 or email