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Community & Events Fundraiser - £20,000 - £24,000 (FTE)  Hours: 30 - 37.5

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative and energetic Community & Events Fundraiser with proven experience of working within a fundraising/marketing environment. Your role will be to develop, implement and achieve a range of community fundraising activies, and an exciting events programme, to increase sustainable income for DENS.

Click here to view the full advert and job description.

To apply, send your CV & cover letter, together with a supporting statement detailing why you are the perfect candidate for this role, to office@dens.org.uk

For an informal chat, please call Nicky, Community & Events Fundraising Manager on 01442 800268. 

Closing date for applications is 10th March 2019, with interviews taking place 14th March 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:

Volunteering at DENS Dacorum Foodbank

Could you be a Foodbank Driver’s Mate?

You would need to be:

  • Available to help on Thursdays from 9am to approximately 1pm
  • Reliable
  • Physically fit as the role involves lifting and moving crates of food
  • A good communicator

You will be:

  • Working in a small friendly team
  • Going out in the Foodbank van helping to collect food donations from local supermarkets and delivering supplies of food parcels to collection points

For more information please contact Barbara via barbara.hancock@dens.org.uk or phone on 01442 265247

Volunteering at the Furniture Warehouse

Our friendly and dedicated team are currently looking for reliable Van Drivers and Drivers Mates to help with our furniture deliveries and collections and Warehouse Assistants to provide general help at the warehouse. This is a chance to really help people in urgent need in our area for a few hours per week. Various times and days available.

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

Do you enjoy gardening?

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 Jacky on 01442 412340 or via office@dens.org.uk

Are you experienced in selling things online?

Do you have a few hours a week that you could spare to support the DENS Furniture Warehouse?

DENS has a small team that restore and up-cycle donated furniture.

We are looking for volunteers to advertise and sell items online for us, through social media and/or online auction sites (Ebay, Etsy etc.)

You could work from home at times that suit you.

For more information contact Luciana on 01442 800269 or via retail@dens.org.uk

Do you enjoy meeting people?

Could you be available on Monday or Tuesday afternoons to support the DENS Furniture Warehouse?

We are looking for volunteers to help in our furniture warehouse.

You would be greeting and serving visitors to the Warehouse.

Support/training would be provided.

NB this role does NOT involve heavy lifting.

For more information contact Luciana on 01442 800269 or via retail@dens.org.uk

Do you enjoy cleaning?

We are looking for volunteers to clean donated kitchen appliances (fridges, microwaves, kettles...) ready for sale.

You could work at a time that suits you: the Warehouse is open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm.

For more information contact Luciana on 01442 800269 or via retail@dens.org.uk

Volunteering at The Elms

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.

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 800268 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 fundraising@dens.org.uk today to find out more.

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