University of Hertfordshire Volunteering

By | 13th June 2017

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University of Hertfordshire Volunteering

University of Hertfordshire Volunteering

Join UHArts as a volunteerWe would not be able to run our events programme without the commitment, enthusiasm and support of our volunteers.

As a volunteer you set your own level of commitment and will benefit from:

  • complimentary tickets.
  • training.
  • regular get-togethers.

You’ll find volunteering at UHArts an enjoyable and enlightening experience.

Volunteer rolesWe have various volunteering opportunities including:

  • Theatre Usher.
  • Collection Tour Guide.
  • Gallery Front of House.

Duties include customer service at our events and exhibitions, and occasionally administrative and promotional support.

We are also interested in hearing your ideas about how you could support us through volunteering.

Apply nowPlease download the application (DOC – 0.07 Mb) form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

Please email your completed application form to

We will be in touch with you within 10 working days of receipt.





24 February 2015

Law students from the University of Hertfordshire will be given the opportunity to take part in two community schemes with the Hertfordshire Constabulary and the Office of the Police Crime Commissioner for Hertfordshire.

The first of these schemes is to represent the community as a member of the Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel, whereby the students review the Hertfordshire Constabulary’s use of stop and search records. This is as a result of the Home Secretary addressing ‘concerns that fewer than half of all police forces in England and Wales complied with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) Code of Practice A, which requires each police force to ensure that there are arrangements in place for their Stop and Search records to be scrutinised by the communities they serve (HMIC, 2014).’

The students are given two days training with Hertfordshire Constabulary on the Stop and Search procedures as carried out by their officers. Then students attend regular scrutiny panel meetings to undertake dip sampling of the Stop and Search forms. The anonymised forms are reviewed to identify any concerns or issues. The experience introduces the law students to the positive impact they can have on social change and policy reform within their community.

The second opportunity is as an Independent Custody Visitor, whereby students from the Law School represent the community by visiting police custody suites in Hertfordshire. This provides members of the public with the confidence in policing standards and supporting the rights of detainees whilst in police custody.

Their duties include carrying out visits to designated police stations with fellow custody visitors to check on the conditions of the custody suite. They are required to carry out interviews with persons detained to check on their health and wellbeing and complete custody record cards.

Both these schemes give the law students valuable experience for their CVs and potential employment opportunities through networking whilst in these positions. They are an opportunity to gain new skills and develop their knowledge of the English Legal System whilst receiving additional academic credits.

For more information about these volunteering opportunities, please contact Muna Sabbagh


Muna Sabbagh (0)1707 281 266