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DENS Bank Worker - Zero hours contract, £10.81 an hour

DENS are looking for Bank Workers, to be employed on a Zero hours contract. We are looking for flexible staff with experience in working with vulnerable adults.

Click here to view the full job description.

To apply please email CV and covering letter to office@dens.org.uk

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 for DENS at Christmas

There are two volunteer opportunities that will be available in the week before Christmas:

Wrapping Christmas gifts for service users - If you have a few hours to spare during the week before Christmas we will be looking for offers of help with wrapping Christmas gifts for our service users.

Christmas Food Hampers - On Christmas Eve morning a team of volunteers will be working at the Foodbank making up hampers of Christmas food that will be delivered later in the day by more volunteers

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

Christmas Day - As some of our service users are potentially vulnerable we have to ask all staff and volunteers who will have direct contact with service users to undergo a criminal record check (DBS check). Due the time it takes for checks to be processed, and the cost, regretfully it is not feasible to accept offers of short term help over the Christmas period. 

Regular Volunteering

Home Starter Packs Volunteer

Home Starter Packs provide household essentials to people moving in to independent living. We're looking for volunteers to help sort donations and make them up into packs. You would need to be available for a couple of hours each week on Tuesday mornings. For this role you will require an Enhanced DBS check.

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

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

Fundraising & Communications Volunteer

  • Would you like a flexible/occasional volunteering role supporting the Fundraising Team?
  • Do you like to be out and about within the local area?
  • Do you like talking to people in the community?

The Fundraising Team are looking for volunteers to help them with any of the following: visiting local businesses to distribute literature for display; basic administration; practical tasks. Hours and timing can be flexible to suit you.

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

Foodbank Volunteer

The Foodbank are looking for a volunteer to join their small friendly team on Monday mornings. Initially you would be sorting donations ready to be put into stock and dating them (writing their use by dates in permanent marker so that they are clearly visible).

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

The Elms Reception Volunteer

The Elms is a 44 bed hostel for single, homeless adults. You would be responsible for operating the door entry system to allow people to enter and leave the building. During the week there are three slots available each day, 9am-1pm, 1pm-5pm, 5pm-8pm. At the weekends there is one slot each day, 10am-2pm. Once the recruitment process is completed you would be sent the link to an online rota so that you can book which slots you would like to do

For this role you will need to be at least 25 years old and you will require an Enhanced DBS check.

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

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