Herts Aid’s appeal for volunteers

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A social networking fan is needed to give a good cause better internet presence and improve its availability to clients.

Herts Aid, which provides support and care for those affected by HIV, needs internet support volunteers for GAYDAR - a dating website aimed at gay men.

Helpers will be trained to talk to people about all aspects relating to gay relationships, including educating and supporting those at risk from HIV and other STIs.

If you are confident with computers, open minded and capable of maintaining discretion and confidentiality, Herts Aid would like to hear from you.

> Those with good social skills are needed to become support workers with Herts Aid.

The role involves supporting vulnerable people in their homes and in the community.

The right volunteers will have a calm and pleasant manner, good listening skills and be confident meeting new people.

> Drivers are required to take people to and from hospital appointments and meetings hosted by Herts Aid.

These meetings provide vital social contact and specialised support that many service users rely on.

Volunteer drivers must have a friendly manner and the ability to respect confidentiality.

Without the help of drivers, several service users would be unable to attend meetings with Herts Aid.

To find out more about these volunteer opportunities and other contact the Volunteer Centre Dacorum on 01442 247209, visit www.volunteerdacorum.org or pop into the centre at The Roundhouse in Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.