Meet the team
Hannah has worked in the charity sector since graduating when she was selected for a place on the RSPB's graduate trainee programme in fundraising. Hannah has since worked for a number of local, regional and national charities, with Fundraising, Challenge Events and Volunteer Management being her specialisms. Hannah is also a qualified rock climbing instructor and Chair of her local climbing club.
Vacancy: Communications & Marketing Lead
Technical Services Coordinator
Email Gary or call 01462 689404
Community Capacity Builder
Andy joined us in August 2022 after several years as a roving ambassador and then National Campaign Manager at the Campaign to End Loneliness. His multifaceted career covers a wide variety of different roles including that of HCC/NHS community engagement lead, VCFSE commissioner and public health campaigner. An intuitive social entrepreneur and passionate advocate on the work of the sector, Andy also speaks, writes and broadcasts professionally on the lived experience of social isolation, loneliness, and grief
Community Transport Scheme Manager
Jon joined CVS North Herts & Stevenage as Community Transport Manager in June 2015. He previously served for six and half years as a Volunteer Manager for a successful overseas mission charity. It's been a privilege for Jon to see the Community Transport service grow and evolve and for it to be such a vital, reliable and friendly service for local residents across North Herts & Stevenage.
Jon is also an actor and director and member of two local theatre companies, and a big fan of Coventry City FC.
Community Transport Coordinator
Melanie joined the CVS Team in November 2022 as the Community Transport Coordinator for North Herts & Stevenage following a career sabbatical to be a full-time parent. Melanie has a long career history in social care and previously worked for Age UK Herts supporting older people. She is really looking forward to being able to contribute to a worthwhile cause and supporting the local community with their transport needs. In her spare time, Melanie is a volunteer in a local community garden in Letchworth and loves a bit of upcycling and craft.
Community Transport Admin Support Volunteer
Having been made redundant and having more free time I felt it was an opportune time to offer assistance to the voluntary sector. The Community Transport appealed as it was in a field that I had previous experience having worked in a Finance Team supporting Adult Care Services. Helping to support the team during the extremely busy time at the start of each week just helps to alleviate some of the pressure they face. Volunteering is beneficial in two ways - for the volunteer it provides the opportunity to occupy some of their free time in a useful and rewarding way, being able to give something back to their local community and for the organisation it provides a way to boost their stretched resources.
Vacancy: GoVolHerts Volunteering Development Lead
GoVolHerts Project Coordinator
Deborah joined us as Volunteer Project Coordinator for GoVolHerts in December 2021. Previously she was a Course Administrator at the University of Bedfordshire and prior to that was at Luton Borough Council working over a number of years in Trading Standards, Education, Business Intelligence and Social Care. She feels this is an interesting time for the voluntary sector and is looking forward to meeting the challenge.
GoVolHerts Marketing Lead
Amanda joins the GoVolHerts team, overseeing our social media, website and marketing content. She has a wealth of experience in marketing, having worked with charities and organisations in the arts and culture industry and in commercial businesses in Luton. She is a keen supporter of volunteering and is eager to help continue the vital work that GoVolHerts does for the local volunteering community.
GoVolHerts and Community Transport Admin Support Volunteer
Opal joined GoVolHerts as our Admin Volunteer. She came to us with a wealth of experience from both Corporate and Public Sectors as a professional Administrator having worked in a variety of roles. She has been so amazing in helping our team that she also now supports our Community Transport team a day a week too! In her spare time, Opal gets involved with local community activities raising much needed funds for local charities.
Reach Out Project Manager
Vicky is our Project Manager and covers the entire County. Vicky has managed Reach Out since it first started in the north of the county and has led on the expansion of the project following a successful pilot stage. Vicky has worked in the charity and non-profit sector for 17 years, working with vulnerable people and families in advocacy and advice settings, as well as delivering support in health and social care.
Reach Out Support Coordinator (North Herts and Stevenage)
Amanda is our Support Coordinator in the North and East of the county – covering North Herts and Stevenage. Amanda joined Reach Out in December 2019 and has recruited lots of new volunteers and arranged lots of new matches since she started. Amanda has a background in care, the last 15 years being at the local Hospice.
Reach Out Support Coordinator (West Herts)
Kim Buet is our Support Coordinator for the West of the county – covering Watford, Three Rivers, Dacorum, St Albans and Hertsmere. Kim joined the team in July 2020. Kim has worked in customer services for 15 years, before deciding on a career change into the care sector. Kim has care experience in a domiciliary and in a care home setting. Her previous job was coordinating activities in a dementia care home, where she was awarded employee of the year 2019.
Reach Out Support Coordinator (St Albans, Welwyn Hatfield and Hertsmere)