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.

Debbie Neale

Sector Development Officer (Training Lead)

My Role

Until recently I was the General Manager of the Rural Regeneration Unit, a pan Wales third sector organisation with an expertise in rural regeneration. I have worked in the third sector for over 20 years and have experience of bid development and accessing a wide range of funding sources as well as supporting a wide range of community groups in my role at RRU on a pan Wales basis. I live at Mostyn Kitchen Garden, where my husband is the Kitchen Garden Manager. The project was started as an Intermediate Labour Market Project 6 years ago. It is now run as a social enterprise where local community members, schools and voluntary groups can get involved in the garden, gaining valuable work skills and health benefits. Produce grown at the garden supplies a box scheme for local families, food co-ops, restaurants and cafes and Mostyn Kitchen Garden jams and chutneys which are made by me on site.

Stephen Convill

Sector Development Officer (Funding Lead)

My Role

I have had considerable work experience across different sectors, having worked at Director and Assistant Director level with charities in London, before moving to Wales where I worked for Carmarthenshire local authority and most recently Denbighshire County Council as Senior Housing Solutions Officer. I have considerable experience of bid development, and accessing a wide range of funding sources including European funds.

Juliette Roberts

Marketing and Engagement Officer

My Role

I am resposible for leading the development and implementation of the engagement strategy for the ICF funded Ageing Well in Denbighshire – Older People project.  I am responsible for updating and promoting DVSC member information through DVSC’s marketing and information channels including their website, Facebook and Twitter.

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

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

DVSC

Naylor Leyland Centre
Well Street
Ruthin
Denbighshire
LL15 1AF

 01824 702441

 engagement@dvsc.co.uk

www.dvsc.co.uk

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