Getting Involved

 

Do you have a spare hour a week to help someone who is recovering from illness or is home from hospital?


While many people are happy to recover at home when they recover from illness or are discharged from hospital, many also feel anxious and frightened. Others may need some help with some of the practical issues of being at home and recovering from illness or injury. The kinds of tasks that volunteers may take on include shopping, helping with paperwork and small household jobs, or even just having a cup of tea and a chat. The project allows people to volunteer flexibly, to fit in with their other commitments.

To volunteer, you’ll need to register with us at Reach Out and complete all the usual checks so that we can get you started.

You can do this by contacting the team directly,

 

or

 

VOLUNTEER FOR REACH OUT HERE

 

This will take you to a basic online form where you'll need to provide the following:

 

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Home address
  • Phone number
  • Availability

 

Once the sign up is complete, a member of our team will then be in touch with you to arrange to meet you, either in person or via an online platform such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams in order to begin the induction process.

 

Please Note:

 

All recruited volunteers will be required to provide contact details of two references will also be required to complete a DBS check.


All volunteers will be asked to sign a Volunteer Agreement and to adhere to the Reach Out Volunteer Policy and all Reach Out guidelines, policies and procedures.

 

Benefits of Volunteering

 

  • Support your community
  • Meet people from other backgrounds and age ranges
  • Feel great about helping someone else
  • Do something different
  • Give back
  • Be part of an exciting new project
  • Play your part in helping beat social isolation
  • Learn something new
  • Have fun!
Getting Involved

What do you enjoy about
volunteering with Reach Out?

 

 

The fact that I put a smile on my clients face and leave her in a better place than before I came.
Steve

I enjoy meeting different people and having a chat. Doing little jobs for the client and feeling like I make a difference.
Kathy

Supporting someone who needs assistance but in a way which is informal and creates a bond of almost friendship. The problem will be stopping as I seem to be the only support outside his family.
Anthony

I love visiting my client, it makes me feel valued and I know it’s made a huge difference to her mental well-being, knowing she has a contact nearby is very reassuring for her
Gail

I get as much out of my friendship with my client as she does.  When I leave her and she smiles and says "I love you dear" it warms my heart
Elaine

The opportunity to give back and bring a smile to my client's face, just by making a visit.
Beverley

I enjoy the opportunity it gives me to help someone who is finding life tough and to hopefully make a difference by giving support and friendship.
Bill

I really enjoy making a difference to the lovely lady I visit. She loves going out and without my visits, this wouldn’t be possible.
Jacqui

I feel I’m giving something back and helping someone. I’ve also got to know people from a different walk of life which has been really interesting and educational. There are many ways to live a good life.
Mari

I think the biggest enjoyment is no matter how little I think I do it is huge in our clients eyes
Melanie

Giving back, knowing you  are helping someone who needs it, laughter is a great medicine for both parties
Karen

I am able to support a gentleman who very rarely gets to see and talk with others. It’s nice to know that I am helping others.
Jo

Being useful to my client by completing small tasks that she now finds difficult or impossible.
Joyce

It fits round my other commitments, and because I can see positive changes in my clients it feels very worthwhile.
Jude

I look forward to visiting my client and feel that I am doing a good thing and helping him, even if it is only in a small way. He says I make his day, which makes mine.
Sarah

If you live in North Herts or Stevenage call us on 07780 304068

 

If you live in East Herts or Broxbourne call us on 07435 549130

 

If you live in Welwyn & Hatfield, St Albans or Hertsmere call us on 07917 978728

If you live in Watford, Three Rivers or Dacorum call us on  07780 313651

For General Enquiries you can contact our main office on 01462 689403