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If you are interested in joining Communities 1st as a volunteer, please use this application form.

To register your group or organisation as a member of Communities 1st, complete the details below.

Communities 1st (previously the CVS for St Albans and District, Community Central St Albans, Community Hertsmere, Broxbourne & East Herts Volunteer Centre, and Hertsmere Community Transport) is a membership organisation, dedicated to supporting the Voluntary, Community, Faith, CIC, Social Enterprises and small-medium sized Businesses based or working in the districts of St Albans and Hertsmere. 

  • exclusive member benefits
  • become part of the voice of the sector

By becoming a member of Communities 1st, you will be able to access specialist, professional advice, training and support that will help your organisation to thrive.  So become a member today and take advantage of all that we have to offer:

  • Specialist Volunteering Support
  • Specialist Funding Advice and Support
  • Professional Representation within the Sector
  • Help and Guidance with Managing your Organisation
  • Free and Discounted Training and Events
  • Plus access to our discounted services

Individuals and Not-for-Profit Organisations                 CIC, Social Enterprise and Business Sector

Annual income less than £20,000  £30 Within two years of operating  £30
Annual income more than £20,000  £60    Annual turnover less than £20,000     £60
Non-member fee for advertising  £15      Annual turnover over £20,000  £100

If you would like to speak to one of the team or would prefer to receive a paper copy of our membership form, please do get in touch by emailing or calling 020 3559 3559.

Our Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

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Your organisation or group
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Please provide a description of your group e.g.  what the group’s core purpose is, to whom do you provide services, what services or activities do you provide, where do you provide them and details of any regular meetings.
Public Details
Please indicate the services you provide.  Tick all that apply.
What are the main areas in which your organisation/group works?   Tick all that apply.
In which of the following ways does your organisation/group make a difference for your service users/client group(s). Tick all that apply.
Which are the main clients/users/beneficiaries of your organisation/group? Tick all that apply.
Geographic Area of Service
Does your organisation/group work in any of the following areas?
Further afield
Does your organisation/group work in any of the following areas? Tick all that apply.
Organisation/Group Structure
Organisational Structure
Which of the following best describes your organisation/group?
Legal Status
What is the legal status of your organisation/group? Tick all that apply.
If you are a registered charity, please provide your charity number here:
If you are a registered company, please provide your company number here:
Governing documents

What form of governing document(s) does your organisation/group have?
If your organisation is a branch, service or project provided by a parent organisation, please enter the name of the parent organisation.
Do you pay expenses?
Do you provide an induction?
Do you provide training?
Do you have adequate insurance cover for volunteers?
Can you involve volunteers with extra support needs?
Can you involve ex-offenders?
Do you provide support and supervision?
Organisation Info
Data Protection
We offer a range of services to benefit local voluntary organisations and community groups.  Some of our services might involve providing organisational details given above (and any permitted personal names given in the Contacts section) to third parties.  This is usually the public or people from other agencies who contact us for information, use any printed directories we produce or visit our website.  We will provide these services to you unless you tell us that you DO NOT require them.  If you DO NOT require us to provide some or all these services please tick the relevant boxes below.