Daniel Du Heaume

Volunteer, activities & meeting centre coordinator

About me

Dan joined the team in 2021 when he relocated back to Jersey after living in the UK for 10 years. He is responsible for developing volunteering, running activities and delivering the new Meeting Centre Project for the charity.

Having worked in the UK charity sector for some of the biggest national environmental charities and for the oldest health charity in Nottingham, he beings expertise in community development; planning and delivering creative events; and recruiting and training volunteers from all walks of life.

What I Love about my job

I love working with organisations and communities who are trying to help others and give back and that’s why I’m thrilled to be joining the team at Dementia Jersey.

Running peer support groups for people with sight-loss in Nottingham put me face to face with people who also had dementia and this allowed me to develop a deep understanding of the complex challenges this can bring. I’m looking forward to developing a programme that can help people live a rich and full life after diagnosis as well as nurturing a vibrant community of volunteers to support them.

Having grown up on the island I can’t wait to bring the events, activities and volunteering skills I have honed in the UK to the island I love. I know how enthusiastic the people of Jersey can be about supporting good causes and I can’t wait to share my ideas with them and help them developed their ideas too!

 

Did you know

Dan has 2 young kids who keep him busy at home, the park and the beach! He enjoys playing the drums, juggling, skateboarding and tending to his allotment.