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Project Worker (Day Centre) - £10.40 an hour, 3 days (Mon, Tues, Weds or Thurs)

To work with Service Users providing daily interaction, support, encouragement and guidance. To maintain a safe and secure environment for Service Users and staff alike. To assist in training.

Click here to view the job description.

To apply, email your CV to office@dens.org.uk. Closing date for applications is 21st June 2019.

Volunteer for DENS

"The biggest contributor to DENS is not government, council or business; it's our volunteers giving their time, free of charge" - DENS Board Member

Our amazing volunteers won the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2016. We are now looking for volunteers to join DENS and help us in supporting vulnerable people within our local community.

Can you make a regular commitment to help us, ideally at the same time each week?

We have the following opportunities available for volunteers immediately:


Elms Receptionist

Are you a warm and friendly person who enjoys meeting new people? Are you over 25 years of age? Would you like a volunteer role that is available during the evenings and weekends as a well as during the day?

We are currently recruiting Volunteer Receptionists to greet residents and visitors at The Elms, our hostel. You will be the first point of contact for people entering and leaving the building and for our residents who may have queries. Full training will be provided. Shifts are available Monday to Friday 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm and 5pm-8pm. On Saturdays and Sundays there is one shift each day 10am-2pm. Once the recruitment procedure is completed you will be provided with access to an online calendar so that you can sign up for shifts.

Email volunteering@dens.org.uk today to find out more, when emailing please provide a contact number.

Gardener at The Hub

We are looking for a volunteer to look after a small garden at the DENS Hub on Paradise.

You could work at a time that suits you.

For more information contact Barbara on 01442 265 687 or barbara.hancock@dens.org.uk

Ad hoc Volunteering

Fundraising Events

Throughout the year we run various events to raise awareness about our work and much needed funds to continue our services. We always need volunteers of all shapes and sizes to help run stalls selling cakes or registering event participants, setting up or putting away equipment, collecting money and handing out leaflets, and much more.

Contact us on fundraising@dens.org.uk or 01442 800 268 and we'll let you know whenever there's an event coming up.

Decorating, Gardening, Spring Cleaning

From time to time we have ad-hoc tasks such as decorating, clearing a garden or doing a big Spring Clean. If you are a community group or a business then this can be a fun way to team build. We would love to hear from you.

Email us on barbara.hancock@dens.org.uk today to find out more.

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