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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 were 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.

Van Driver

Do you have experience of driving a large vehicle such as a Luton box van or mini-bus?

If you are a friendly and helpful person with time to spare then we would love to hear from you, ideally we need help for a few hours 2-3 days each week.

You will need:

  • 2 years of more of driving experience
  • To be over 25 years of age
  • A full clean driving licence
  • To be fit and strong to help with loading/unloading. Manual handling training will be offered.

Email volunteering@dens.org.uk today to find out more.

 

Volunteering at The Elms

Please note you must be over 25 years of age to work at The Elms.

Receptionist at The Elms short term emergency accommodation

Are you a warm and friendly person who enjoys meeting new people?

7 days a week we have slots for volunteers to work on our reception desk where you will meet and greet a variety of people with a welcoming smile!

You will be the first point of contact for people entering and leaving the building and for our residents who may have queries. You will be on hand as visitors, residents and staff come and go throughout the day.

You receive full training and be within close reach of other staff members should you need any assistance. Our staff are fully trained to be vigilant for any problems which may arise and all our residents are risk-assessed as safe before they are allowed to live at The Elms.

This is an ideal stepping stone to becoming an evening volunteer working with our residents.

Any day which you can offer, you can choose from slots:

9am-1pm

1pm-5pm

5pm-8pm

Email volunteering@dens.org.uk today to find out more.

 

Breakfast Support at The Elms short term emergency accommodation

Are you an early bird who could come an help us from 7-9am? We need friendly people who are comfortable chatting to our residents as they start their day, perhaps about plans for the day. We will appreciate your help in wiping down and putting away tables after breakfast and putting the breakfast stuff tidily away.

We need help on several days of the week.

Email volunteering@dens.org.uk today to find out more.

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 our Relationship Manager, linda.kirkland@dens.org.uk today to find out more.

Volunteering at the Furniture Warehouse

The DENS Furniture Warehouse is looking for help, can you spare some time?

We are looking for additional help at the Furniture Warehouse, both on a regular basis and for a short term project. The warehouse is on Paradise, behind the Marlowes.

Warehouse Assistant (long term)

We are looking for people who are able to make a commitment to working in the warehouse on a regular basis. You would be serving customers and undertaking light duties e.g. cleaning and light lifting, although there is heavy lifting for those who are able. You would sometimes provide cover for Luciana, who runs the Furniture Warehouse, so that she can visit properties to check that furniture being offered to DENS is suitable for selling. It can be chilly in the warehouse so you would need to wear warm clothing. The warehouse is open 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday. If you could offer a regular day or half day (10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm) please contact Barbara via email to volunteering@dens.org.uk or send a text with your contact details to 07956 285388.

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