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“I have come that you may have life: life in all its fullness.” John 10:10

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The Denis Hurley Centre relies on paid and unpaid team members to do our work.

Paid staff

In order to keep out costs down and be sustainable as an organisation, we have a very small complement of paid staff.  From time to time we do recruit and we will advertise vacancies here and also through emails to our database and through Facebook. Currently there are no paid vacancies.
We do NOT accept speculative applications and we do not keep CV’s on file.  If you want to hear about vacancies, please sign up to our newsletter by sending your name and location to news@denishurleycentre.org

Unpaid staff

They say that Volunteers do not go unpaid because they are worthless but instead because they are priceless!  We certainly believe that at the Denis Hurley Centre: we could not do the work that we do without the incredible generosity of volunteers. 
The main area in which we use volunteers is in our kitchen – in fact last year our regular and irregular volunteers there contributed the equivalent of R600,000 worth of labour!  Our oldest regular volunteer is 87 – so you are never too old.  At the other end of the age range, we do not allow unaccompanied volunteers aged below 16; younger children can only come if accompanied by an adult and by prior agreement. 
We also welcome groups of volunteers: from schools, clubs, religious organisations and companies.  You can find out more about our kitchen volunteering by clicking here.  If you are interested in any aspect of volunteering please contact raymond@denishurleycentre.org.

Special COVID appeal for Volunteers

At the moment, as we adjust to Level 3 of the COVID lockdown, we have a special appeal for volunteers, either to come into the Denis Hurley Centre or help us from their own homes or churches.  Please see attached for more information.
Medical Volunteers
We are always keen to hear from volunteers who are qualified medical professionals – doctors, nurses, other specialists – and who have some free time to offer, perhaps because they are retired, or between jobs, or studying, or on a career break.  We can be flexible in how you work to accommodate your availability.  Please contact our Clinic Co-ordinator ruth@denishurleycentre.org. 

Overseas Volunteers
Because of the nature of what we do and where we are located we are not well placed to take overseas volunteers for an extended period.  If you are visiting Durban and want to help in our kitchen for a morning or two, you are welcome: please contact cathy@denishurleycentre.org
However, we always interested in overseas medical professionals who want to volunteer.  If you are in the UK, please contact our volunteer recruitment partner and mention your interest in the Denis Hurley Centre: https://twoweeks.org.uk/.  They have sent a number of volunteers here and so can give you a full insight into the experience.  For all other countries, contact us directly via ruth@denishurleycentre.org.