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Housing Keyworker - Evening & weekend working, full time

This is an exciting opportunity for full time Housing Key Worker to join The Elms team to provide support to the elms residents, helping us to deliver an excellent restorative service to Dacorum’s homeless. As well as a good understanding of housing and benefit support, the successful candidate must demonstrate an excellent understanding of the issues faced by homeless people from complex backgrounds and an ability to engage positively with these people.

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

The Elms Cook - Saturday and Sunday 3pm-8:30pm, £11.22 an hour

DENS is seeking a Cook to run and manage the kitchen and catering functions at The Elms, a mixed 44 bedroom homeless hotel in Hemel Hempstead. You will be responsible for delivering a catering service which includes daily meals for the residents that stay at the Elms. The successful candidate will need to cook 30-40 covers for 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Experience in working within a school, college or prison is desirable, but not essential.

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

Closing date for applications is 31st October 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:

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.

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 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 on an occasional basis with any/all of the following: visiting local companies to distribute literature for display or to replace and collect yellow collection tubs, logging collection tub information on a spreadsheet, helping with admin or practical tasks.

Hours and timing can be flexible to suit you. NB the role would not involve “cold calling”.

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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