The contribution of volunteers in the Three Rivers area is “appreciated now more than ever”.

It is currently Volunteers’ Week and Three Rivers District Council is celebrating the contribution those who give up their time make to the organisation and thanking them for their dedication.

The council’s community partnership teams have been working with Watford and Three Rivers Trust to deliver supplies to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic, with staff coordinating donations and deliveries.

The Trust is coordinating volunteer response for grocery and medication deliveries, plus checking on vulnerable people.

Council leader Sara Bedford said: “I would like to personally thank all the volunteers who are involved in helping our communities.

"Year in, year out they make a real difference to the lives of other residents and the spirit of local communities.

"As a volunteer myself, I know the benefits that volunteering brings to the volunteer, as well as to the local area.

“This year we need to celebrate Volunteers’ Week albeit in a different way.

"Wherever you volunteer, whether with young people, vulnerable adults, the environment, or a myriad of other ways, your contributions to your community are appreciated now more than ever.”

Thee Rivers has been encouraging residents to try volunteering and help them find out how, through doing so, they can make a difference to a cause they really care about.

You can find out more about volunteering in Three Rivers during the Covid-19 crisis by visiting here