How to spend eight hours of your day making the world a better place AND get paid for it!
Sounds like the impossible dream, huh? Well, actually no. There are literally hundreds of organisations, right on your doorstep that do just that, 365 days of the year. Their whole aim and purpose is to make everyone’s life a little better. Some need more assistance than others, some groups need more care, and there are elements of the community, that you live in, that can ‘fall through the cracks’ all too easily.
The recent pandemic showed the need for something as simple as a telephone call to an isolated person, which made a world of difference. This isn’t always the elderly, as you may imagine, young mums, stuck indoors with no transport, but needing shopping. Carers, worried about exposing themselves to COVID at the shops.
People of all ages and social groups need help and assistance at one time or another and there is a huge ‘army’ of people working for Voluntary, Community, Faith or Social Enterprise group #VCFSE in Hertfordshire alone.
All of these people have in common that when they awake of a morning; they know that TODAY they will have another opportunity to make a difference to someone’s life, for the better.
Now Here is Your Chance
A consortium of local charitable organisations, known as Councils for Voluntary Services (CVS) across Hertfordshire have worked together to launch a brand new jobs website, specifically aimed at working for these types of organisations that strive to support, encourage, empower and develop the communities and people around them.
Working Herts supports the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise (VCFSE) sector, providing best practice, advice, guidance and resources for more effective partnerships with local organisations and groups.
Yes, apparently, and all you have to give in return is a bit of your time, possibly a bit of effort. There are thousands of volunteer roles in Hertfordshire alone. If you are thinking of changing career but want to ‘try before you buy’ then you can do exactly that. Pop along to your local volunteer hub and have a chat with them about what kind of work you would like to get into and see what they have available. Free training for the role you want, not the one you have.
Have a look at the Working Herts website and see what is on offer. Save it to your favourites and keep visiting regularly, as all of the local member organisations have the ability to post and update all of their vacancies all the time.