Would you like to help at the exciting Lib Dem HQ?

The Lib Dem HQ is almost literally protected by Lloyd George’s raincoat

I was wandering around the exhibitions at the Bournemouth conference when my eye was caught by a most glamorous display. -Lots of glitter and lovely gold-wrapped chocolate hearts. These adorned the LibDem HQ volunteering stand. The cheerful helper there explained the whole HQ volunteering thing.

There are volunteer roles for people who are interested in them. But also, it is possible to volunteer to do tasks at the HQ as and when they fit in with your other commitments and activities.

After an email exchange with [email protected] , and strengthened by the chocolate heart I was given at the Bournemouth stand, I went up to London last week and did a day’s volunteering.

I had specifically asked to do something clerical and “mind-numbing”. So the volunteer leader gave me some nice data entry to do. The people were lovely to me and it was a joy to be in the heart of the party, surrounded by all the HQ hustle and bustle.

You, too, can volunteer to help the HQ. There is a web page here which explains everything.

The HQ is right next to Parliament in London. In fact, it is almost literally protected by Lloyd George’s raincoat (above). The great man’s statue is just a few yards from the HQ. I enjoyed a sandwich in his shadow before I went in to help.

* Paul Walter is a Liberal Democrat activist. He is one of the Liberal Democrat Voice team. He blogs at Liberal Burblings.

Read more by or more about .
This entry was posted in Party policy and internal matters.


  • Laurence Cox 9th Oct '19 - 2:29pm

    I am very glad to see this. The use of volunteers at HQ was a point that I made in writing to Nick Harvey shortly after he became Chief Exec. The particular value of having regular volunteers is that they are already familiar with the HQ systems and can often be switched from one task to another to deal with the surges associated with elections.

  • Yup, the recent progress HQ has made with involving volunteers is great to see – helping reduce the workload on staff, meaning HQ can do more and also giving more people a different and enjoyable way of contributing to our party.

  • “The Lib Dem HQ is almost literally protected by Lloyd George’s raincoat”.

    If they have managed to get any spare funds out of his back pocket they were much more successful than poor old Squiff !!

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

To have your photo next to your comment please signup your email address with Gravatar.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?


Recent Comments

  • User AvatarGeorge Kendall 29th May - 10:39am
    If anyone finds the above a bit too serious, I strongly recommend the brilliant Durham Dash song on youtube from Lockie Chapman and his lockdowned...
  • User AvatarPeter Martin 29th May - 10:16am
    @ expats, There's no way the app will know if you've actually touched. All it can calculate is the distance between the two mobile phones....
  • User Avatarexpats 29th May - 9:55am
    Richard Underhill 29th May '20 - 8:45am...“Sources” are saying that “Dominic Cummings will resign in 6 months time”.... Now there's a surprise. It's just another...
  • User AvatarRichard Underhill 29th May - 8:45am
    24th May '20 - 5:39pm "Sources" are saying that "Dominic Cummings will resign in 6 months time". Not a moment too soon. Awaiting this event,...
  • User AvatarDavid McDowall 29th May - 8:40am
    I agree with Manfarang we should remember UN General Assembly (partition) Resolution 181 of 1947. It was a recommendation not a decree, the Security Council...
  • User AvatarIan Sanderson (RM3) 29th May - 8:26am
    'the Lib Dems’ new members’ complaints procedure ' I know how I read this at first. Perhaps you mean 'the Lib Dems’ new complaints procedure...