Monday, 20 September 2010

Monthly Feature with Michelle Hart of St Albans Centre for Voluntary Services (CVS)

Michelle started by talking about the registration process for volunteering at the Olympics in 2012. To apply and register as one of the 70,000 volunteers you need to get your online application submitted as soon as possible. For those that don't have access to a computer, the CVS are organising a support programme in local libraries where you can complete your application and get some advice and guidance on the process.

These are the dates organised so far:

St Albans Central library: 26th September 10am - 1pm

Marshalswick library: 22nd September 10am - 12pm

London Colney library: 28th September 2pm - 4pm

Redbourn library: 28th September 2pm - 4pm

Further dates are going to be organised so check local posters for details, and remember you need to 18 or over on the 1st January 2012 to apply.

Staying on the theme of sport, Michelle advised that the Volunteers Centre in Dacorum are organising a workshop for all sports clubs in the Herts area on how to increase the number of volunteers in sports clubs. The Workshop will be held at Hanbury Manor in Ware on Thursday 4th November from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. If you're from a local sports club, or would like to get involved in a local sports club, you are very welcome to attend the event.

Another event coming up is the St Albans is Voluntary Sector Conference to be held on 30th September from 9.15am to 12.25pm, followed by the CVS AGM at 12.30pm and lunch at 1pm. If you would like to attend, please call the CVS on 01727 852657 to reserve your place.

And finally, the CVS still needs your pictures and stories about volunteering. All contributions would be gratefully accepted.

For more information on the CVS in St Albans, check out, and for details on current voluntary positions, go to

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