Assistant Handyperson

Communities 1st deliver a Handy Person Service designed to help those 60+ or on benefits, living in Hertsmere and St Albans & District to help with tasks they are unable to carry out themselves. 

We are looking for Handy Person Volunteers to help us help our community. Working alongside staff to undertake various light practical duties including;

  • Changing lightbulbs
  • Changing batteries in smoke detectors
  • Measuring up
  • Shopping for materials
  • Moving furniture
  • Putting together flat packs

…and any other relevant duties that may arise

We are a busy service and are looking for some friendly and caring volunteers to help fulfil demand.

We can offer flexible hours which suit both you and our clients’ needs.

If you have a few hours to spare and would enjoy doing a bit of DIY whilst helping people who would really struggle to manage it themselves, please give us a call to discuss this opportunity further.


Please call Anna on 020 3559 3559 or email

No formal qualifications are required to volunteer with us but some experience is necessary for this role. A good knowledge of DIY and a commitment to high standards very desirable


We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and abilities.

References will be required from applications and will be taken up.

Please apply ASAP as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Volunteers MUST be over 16


The role involves working with vulnerable adults and is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance.


About the Organisation
Communities 1st aims to develop and promote a healthier and more thriving community in Hertsmere and St Albans & District by supporting and enabling people to become more actively involved in their community.  We encourage individual volunteering and support groups working to achieve benefits for our community. 


Our specific projects have been supported by reputable funders such as the National Lottery, European Social Fund, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertsmere Borough Council, St Albans & District Borough Council and Housing Associations, as well as many local businesses.


We involve volunteers in a variety of roles and have something to suit all skills, talents, interests and availability. You will be valued and supported in whichever role you decide to undertake and the chances are you'll have fun too!


Benefits for the Volunteer:

  • Once a number of sessions have been completed we will be happy to provide a reference.
  • Gain practical and interpersonal skills.
  • Out of pocket expenses reimbursed.
  • Satisfaction of helping people to improve their environment.
  • Positive work environment, part of the friendly Communities 1st team.
  • Training will be offered in Equality & Diversity and Customer Service.