About us




Our Core Service

North Herts & Stevenage Centre for Voluntary Services (NH&SCVS) is a dynamic and impactful infrastructure charity dedicated to championing and supporting the voluntary, community, faith, and social enterprise sector (VCFSE). With a steadfast commitment to driving positive change, NH&SCVS provides essential support and resources to non-profit organisations, ensuring they operate efficiently, sustainably, and legally.


Our Projects

As well as providing a range of information, services and support for voluntary and community groups, we also manage several local community projects across Hertfordshire. 



A countywide service providing information for those who want to volunteer, and for voluntary organisations looking to recruit, retain and manage volunteers.


Reach Out Hertfordshire

A project that provides companionship and practical support to older people who are medically vulnerable and at risk of hospital admission or have recently been discharged from hospital.


Community Transport

This vital service uses a dedicated team of volunteers who all use their own cars to transport passengers to healthcare appointments at hospitals, clinics and surgeries, in addition to dental appointments, day centres and exercise / physio classes etc.


Breakaway Playschemes

Our playschemes provide short term respite for parents and carers of children with additional needs. They offer stimulating play and quality care, tailored to meet the needs of children and young people aged 5-19 in Hertfordshire.


Staying Connected

This project seeks to eradicate digital poverty throughout Hertfordshire. Unwanted devices, such as laptops and tablets, are being donated across Hertfordshire to help vulnerable people get online and stay connected with the support of a trained volunteer.


VCFSE Support

We offer a membership package for VCFSE groups operating in or serving North Herts and/or Stevenage.  Our support is wide-ranging and includes support and guidance on funding, governance, training, volunteer recruitment and much more. Whatever you need, we can help you even if that means signposting to you to other experts in the field.