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04 May 2022

hart launch



This month sees the launch of hart – the hvoss active response team. Set-up to provide dynamic volunteering support to groups, organisations, communities, events and residents across the county, hart is an agile, responsive team of multi-skilled people who are on stand-by to support a variety of activities, tasks and emergencies across Herefordshire. This team builds on the county’s dedicated response to the pandemic, including the support of the vaccination clinics.


hart will be launched at the hvoss offices at 52 Broad Street, Hereford on Saturday 14 May. hvoss will be hosting an informal drop-in between 11am and 3pm for anyone interested in meeting the team and registering a hart volunteer. A friendly welcome and a cup of tea awaits you!


Commenting on the launch of this new team, Nicola Read, Talk Community Volunteering Lead for hvoss has said:

“We are very excited to be launching hart. This new team of volunteers will respond to a variety of activities, tasks and emergencies across Herefordshire.

Volunteering with hart will be varied, there is no regular commitment, and is designed to fit in with people’s lives. Volunteers can offer as much or as little time as they like. They will be part of a dynamic team who aim to build resilience within the community, respond to requests (sometimes at short notice) and meet regularly for updates and enjoy plenty of tea and cake!”


hart is open to anyone to join and there is no minimum time commitment required. The purpose of the hart team is to respond to the needs of our county, which are many and varied.


Some examples of support are:

Helping at events (for example festivals or running events), responding when there is an emergency in the county, helping with day-to-day tasks such as shopping, prescription collection, reducing social isolation, supporting people returning home from hospital, helping other charities or groups who are short on volunteers, and more.


For more information, call hvoss on 01432 343932 or email Nicola Read at 

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