Support4Dacorum: making a difference together

Community Action Dacorum’s Support4Dacorum initiative aims to bridge the gap between local organisations and volunteers. The goal is to aid with everyday tasks and offer social support to those in need.
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Support4Dacorum connects volunteers with organisations that provide a wide range of services, including grocery shopping, transportation, friendly phone calls to reduce loneliness and isolation, gardening, and produce growing.

The initiative has been a lifeline for thousands of individuals over the years, particularly during the pandemic when many vulnerable residents struggled with access to essentials and loneliness. Mary, a recipient of the befriending service and shopping from Door to Store, said that it “has been a total lifesaver. It means everything to know that I haven’t been forgotten.”

Volunteers also benefit from their involvement. Sarah, a volunteer, said, “I started volunteering to fill up some downtime, but I’ve gained so much in return. I’ve met incredible people I never would have crossed paths with before and been able to help others.”

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Volunteering for your community is a powerful way to connect with others and make a difference. It allows neighbours to support each other through small acts of kindness and builds bonds between people of different generations and backgrounds.

At its heart, volunteering showcases the strength and compassion of Dacorum residents. When people come together to uplift others, they make a tangible difference.

If you want to make a difference in your community, contact the Volunteer Centre today by calling 01442 247209 or emailing: [email protected].

You can also visit us at the Roundhouse in Hemel town centre, outside Boots. We are open Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm. We also have outreach sessions in Tring and Berkhamsted every month. Get in touch to learn more!

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