Volunteer – Dean

Dean Befriender

I’ve always had a desire to support individuals who are homeless, as I feel there is a huge injustice in society when someone is deprived of receiving the fundamentals in life, like food and shelter. I read about Turning Tides and all of the great work they do to support people experiencing homelessness, and then saw their ‘Festive Friends’ volunteering opportunity.


I am Volunteer Co-ordinator here at Turning Tides. I love meeting so many interesting and diverse people, both clients and volunteers. My job has a lot of variety and I love the freedom the organisation allows for creative and innovative ways to improve and enhance staff, clients and volunteers’ experiences.


I genuinely love every aspect of my job. I appreciate all the wonderful people I get to meet on a daily basis: volunteers, clients and colleagues. It is a very friendly place to work. I am proud to work alongside some incredible people and that our volunteers have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!