Radlett & District u3a


This page is intended to publicise opportunities within Radlett and District u3a and to provide some information about opportunities for volunteering in the local area and links to the relevant websites. We will not be taking any role in introducing volunteers to organisations outside u3a.


Radlett and District u3a have a Really Useful Group, RUGS for short, who are not on the committee but help in many and various ways. If you have skills to offer, from IT to making tea, we will find ways to use them. Speak to a committee member at the monthly meeting or email the RUGs coordinator here --> Rugs .

We are currently looking for volunteers for the following roles: -

Group Administrators Many groups need someone to look after the general running and admin tasks. The person that leads or tutors the session should not also need to arrange the venue, make the tea and collect money. These roles can be done by others. If you are already taking part in a group, think about what you could offer by way of support. If you have admin skills and would be happy to help a new group leader find a venue, email members, look after finance or any other admin tasks, please contact the study groups coordinator here --> Groups.


We are always seeking volunteers to run new groups. This can be a new topic, or a further group on the same subject if the existing group is over subscribed. It can also be on a different aspect of the same subject, or at a different level. Contact the Study Groups Coordinator here --> Groups or at a Monthly Meeting for more information.



We are a charity which places volunteers in local primary schools to listen to children read. Several schools in Radlett and the surrounding area have asked us to find a number of volunteers to go into their schools once a week to listen and support the children with their reading. Please visit our website www.schoolreaders.org for more information.

Small Acts of Kindness at the Phillimore Centre in Battlers Green, Radlett. They help people with hospital transport if you have no-one to take you and other helpful items and they will be under the auspices of Communities 1st. Their number is 01923 372717 info@smallactsofkindness.co.uk

Hertsmere Citizens Advice Bureau

We are looking for a Trustee/Treasurer to join our friendly and supportive Trustee Board. As a volunteer Trustee your decisions will help people in need in the community to get back on their feet.

Our Treasurer needs to have:-
- Accounting qualifications and experience.
- Experience of charity finance and pensions schemes.
- The skills to analyse proposals and examine their financial consequence

Our Treasurer will play a key role taking control of our accounts and budgets. What you do will make a huge difference to a charity that exists to help those in need of advice and assistance in Hertsmere. What we do really matters and improves people's lives. Currently we are working to ensure that we build on the learning gained during the pandemic and to develop services to help more people than ever.

If you would like more information or to apply please contact our CEO, Carolyn Buller, at ceo@hertsmere.org.uk


Can you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Hertfordshire to carry out this important role.

Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have a lifelong consequence. No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English.

Schoolreaders is flexible and will match your availability to an appropriate, local school. Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances.

Please visit the website http://www.schoolreaders.org/ Email us at admin@schoolreaders.org to join or call 01234 924111 for further information.

Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline

1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men experience domestic abuse in their lifetime. Our volunteers take calls from anyone affected by domestic violence and domestic abuse 7 days a week (the Helpline is open from 9 am to 9 pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays). We explore with each caller options on how to move forward and signpost to relevant local agencies. We ask for a minimum of 2 hours a week on the helpline itself and a commitment to bi-monthly meetings for ongoing training, support and supervision. Full training is given. Volunteers work from home or anywhere quiet where they can maintain confidentiality. There is information about the helpline and volunteering for us here Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline

Watford Mencap
There are many different ways you can volunteer and support Watford Mencap and we are sure you will make new friends and learn new skills. Some volunteering opportunities are regular activities, but if you feel you can't commit to something regularly, we are always looking for volunteers to help at one-off events. We will pay for reasonable travel expenses - why not give it a go? We are looking for volunteers with the following: - Learning and Leisure Minute/Note Taker, Children and Young People's Activities Volunteers, Disco Club Night Volunteer, Volunteer Driver and Fundraising Volunteers. There is a link to the website on the top right of this page.

Keech Hospice Care shop in Radlett
This charity shop is looking for volunteers to help steam, sort stock. Work on the till, have good customer service experience. The shop is at 285 Watling Street, Radlett WD7 7LA. Please contact the manager Lana Wozencraft, Tel 01923 854576.

Keech Hospice Care provides emotional and practical support for adults and children diagnosed with a life-limiting condition. Their aim is to help patients enjoy the highest quality of life, while also providing vital support for their family and friends. The adult service provides care for patients primarily from Luton and South Bedfordshire, while the children's service cares for children across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes. All the services are provided free of charge to all, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Radlett Centre Theatre
Volunteers are needed during performances and events. This is a great way to develop new skills and make new friends, while enjoying the latest theatre, drama, comedy and dance events. To apply go to the website http://www.radlettcentre.co.uk/Volunteers
and download our Volunteer Application Form and return it to the theatre or email it to Sally Evans on Sally.Evans@radlettcentre.com

Community Action Hertsmere (previously known as CVS)
http://www.hertsmerevolunteer.org.uk/ This website allows you to search for volunteering opportunities in Hertsmere. It also offers support and training. At the time of writing these include working with animals at Aldenham Country Park, driving a minbus for Radlett Lodge School (National Autistic Society), and boarding a trainee guide dog during evenings and weekends.