DVSC’s Volunteering Team

About Us

Our mission is to provide excellent support to volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and the third sector and to be an influential voice in Denbighshire.

Our mission is to provide excellent support to volunteers, volunteer involving organisations and the third sector and to be an influential voice in Denbighshire.

Meet Key Members of the Team

Meet Key Members of the Team

Emma Gray

Volunteering & Wellbeing Development Officer (Active Inclusion Lead)

My Role

I joined DVSC in November 2016 to work supporting people with additional and higher support needs into volunteering. This can simply be making the connection between them and the volunteer involving organisation or even accompanying them on their first visit to ensure they and the organisation have everything they need to support the volunteer.

I also get involved in a wide variety of networks so I can support the groups I work with through up to date advice on best practice and current and future initiatives in the area. I aim to increase confidence and capacity of Denbighshire volunteer involving organisations in recruiting volunteers with additional needs and ensure I have the most up to date information to do this.

I also volunteer as an Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Champion. This means I can give Dementia Friends Information sessions to interested groups or individuals. In addition supporting towns & communities to become Dementia Friendly Communities e.g. Denbigh.

Gerry Frobisher MBE

Volunteering and Wellbeing Development Officer (Youth Lead)

My Role

I have been with DVSC for over 16 years in a number of roles. I am the GwirVol YVA – Youth Volunteering Advisor – for Denbighshire working with and supporting young people from the age of 14 to 25 years of age into volunteering, and encouraging them onto the Millennium Volunteering programme. I promote the numerous volunteering opportunities for young people in Denbighshire, through talks and presentations to the High Schools, youth groups, sports Clubs and when out in the communities.

Lisa Williams

Head of Volunteering, Wellbeing & Sector Support (Health & Social Care Lead)

My Role

My role includes:

  • Managing the staff in the Volunteering, Wellbeing & Sector Support teams
  • Developing DVSC as the hub for volunteering policy and practice, identifying new opportunities and examples of good practice
  • Promoting and enhancing wellbeing – particularly with reference to the preventative agenda – working collaboratively with key stakeholders
  • To build on core specialisms within the existing team (youth volunteering, Active Inclusion, additional support needs, Learning Disabilities, and engagement) whilst developing new areas of expertise

Helen Wilkinson

Chief Executive Officer

My Role

I am the Chief Executive for DVSC.  I am responsible for the leadership, performance management and the strategic direction of the organisation working in partnership with the DVSC Board and with our stakeholders (including members, partners and funders) across four key pillars of activity: volunteering, sustainable and resilient third sector, good governance and strategic influencing and engagement. My email is helenw@dvsc.co.uk



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