Home helpers are a key part of caring hospice team

Volunteer Centre Dacorum
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A selection of the opportunities available this week through Volunteer Centre Dacorum.

Friendly volunteers are needed to join the Iain Rennie Grove House team of home visitors.

This dedicated hospice team provides a befriending service in patients’ homes, reaching out to local families whose lives are affected by life-limiting illnesses.

The role could involve helping with shopping, collecting prescriptions or sitting and having a chat. The main purpose is to develop a friendly and trusting relationship.

Volunteers will need to have their own car and should be reliable with good communication skills and a sensitive approach.

Help is needed in Hemel, Berkhamsted and Tring and expenses are paid.

Home-grown charity DENS needs three brilliant new volunteers to help out in different roles. DENS has been providing emergency accommodation at the its night shelter for 10 years and has expanded to run a day centre, offer move on accommodation, take on the Rent Aid deposit scheme and most recently to run a food bank offering emergency food parcels to people in crisis. It also operates a furniture warehouse at charity shop from their base at Paradise in central Hemel Hempstead.

DENS now needs a social media whizz to help promote all this vital work. This role involves working closely with DENS staff to update Facebook and Twitter with news and information.

This volunteer should be well organised and have good communication skills. Hours are to suit and this role could be home or office based.

A volunteer van driver is needed to drive the furniture warehouse van, collecting and delivering furniture and electrical items to customers and service users.

The right volunteer should have at least five years’ driving experience, a clean licence and be friendly and physically fit.

DENS charity shop is open from 10am until 2pm from Monday to Friday and our new volunteer can chose a morning or afternoon to suit.

This role involves serving customers, preparing stock and keeping displays looking their best.

If you are confident, over 18 and have retail or other customer service experience, this could be the role for you.

To find out more visit the website or call 01442 247209