About Us

Communities 1st develops, connects and supports local voluntary and community organisations, helping to improve the quality of people’s lives across the districts of St. Albans and Hertsmere.

We are home to the St Albans and Hertsmere Volunteer Centres, providing support and guidance for those who want to become volunteers and those who want to recruit volunteers.

We provide support services for older people and facilitate various meetings and events around health and wellbeing within the community and at higher level.

We offer Group Support resources for new community groups and ongoing information and advice on everything from funding to social media for existing groups.

Through our building we offer training, networking opportunities, room hire and office rental. We also deliver specific projects within the districts of St. Albans, Hertsmere and the surrounding areas.