Volunteer For Us

Whilst volunteering at Derian House, you are a valued member of the team. We recognise just how important volunteers are and support them every step of the way. This includes induction, training opportunities, regular supervisions, an annual celebration event and regular get-togethers and quarterly volunteer newsletters.

What volunteers say about their experiences at Derian House

“Being a volunteer at Derian House is great and very rewarding. You work with a helpful group of people and have fun too. I’ve been doing it for 17 years and still enjoy myself even if I’m slowing up a bit!”

“Derian House is a friendly and caring place and helping the children and families is so rewarding. It is where I have made many friendships over the years!”

“Derian House is a wonderful place making a difference to the lives of young children and their families. Spending time with great people who work really hard for such a worthwhile cause is very rewarding. Volunteering is my chance to help and I thoroughly enjoy every minute of it!”

“It’s not easy at times but it’s very rewarding and we have great fun. On a personal note I find it very humbling and I’m proud to be part of a great team.”

We understand that everyone has different expectations and reasons for volunteering, and we are always keen to recruit additional enthusiastic volunteers in a variety of roles to contribute to our strong existing volunteer service.

Being a Derian volunteer enables you to:

  • Make a difference to the children and families of Derian House;
  • Face new challenges and develop expertise;
  • Meet new people as part of a team doing meaningful work;
  • Learn new skills, gain new experiences and achieve a sense of accomplishment.

Volunteers, who give their time generously and tirelessly, to help with a wide range of activities including looking after the reception desk, helping the fundraising team, manning telephones, helping with gardening, maintenance, working in the Derian House shops.

Volunteers play a very important role within Derian House, across a broad spectrum of activities including working in our retail shops and by assisting with fundraising, collections and events. We recognise just how important volunteers are and support them every step of the way through induction, training opportunities, regular supervisions, an annual celebration event and regular get-togethers.

If you would like to volunteer with us please check our vacancies page and follow the instructions on how to apply.

For more information please call the Fundraising Team on 01257 233 300.

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