New trustess sought who can can add value to Hertfordshire domestic abuse helpline’s offer

The helpline is for anyone who is suffering from threats and abuse from their partner

The helpline is for anyone who is suffering from threats and abuse from their partner - Credit: Getty Images

Royston Volunteer Centre manager Denise Graham’s regular look at the voluntary sector in North East Herts

This week we are revisiting the work of the Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline, a confidential, anonymous, free to caller helpline for anyone who is affected by domestic abuse.

The helpline is overseen by a board of trustees, managed on a day to day basis by a co-ordinator and staffed by trained volunteers who work from home in two hour slots.

The work the helpline does contributes to Hertfordshire’s overall approach to tackling domestic abuse

Due to the increasing demand for the service they urgently need more trustees who could add value to plans to develop the service by using their experience in the following fields – business management, accountancy, fundraising, web development and secretarial skills.

For practical purposes you should live in Hertfordshire and would need to be able to attend up to six meetings a year, usually around lunchtime and held at police headquarters in Welwyn Garden City.

Depending on the role undertaken, you would need to have about two hours a week to devote to HDAH business, usually from home – but there may be an occasional need to travel within the county.

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The trustee positions may suit someone who has a background in health or community safety. They might be recently retired and want to ‘put something back’ into the community, be on a career break or have time to spare during the day. They will not be visiting refuges or speaking to victims.

Want to get involved? Then contact us now.

You can find the centre Royston & District Volunteer Centre in the Royston Town Hall Annexe, Melbourn Street, Royston, SG8 7DA

Phone 01763 243020, email or visit the website at