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Volunteers’ Week 3rd – 9th June 2024

Dentaid The Dental Charity is sending a special thank you to all its amazing volunteers during National Volunteers’ Week which runs from June 3rd – 9th 2024.

Every year hundreds of dentists, dental nurses, industry professionals, engineers, oral health educators and assistants, volunteer tens of thousands of hours of their time to provide dental care and oral health programmes and to support the running of the charity.

Volunteers work on our charity dental units, support the team at our head office in Totton, carry out BrightBites oral health presentations and join our overseas volunteering trips to Uganda, Cambodia and Malawi.

To celebrate this and to tell more people about the joys and satisfaction of volunteering with Dentaid, the charity has launched a new blogs section on its website to share volunteers’ stories and motivations.

“Dentaid has always been known as a volunteering charity stretching right back to when we were founded in 1996 and a dentist volunteered to refurbish a dental surgery and install it in an Ukrainian prison so that prisoners could receive dental care,” said CEO at Dentaid The Dental Charity, Andy Evans.  “As our charity evolved, we had many more ways for people to volunteer by collecting, restoring and repairing equipment and joining teams that worked alongside local dental professionals around the world.  Since 2015 we have been working here in the UK and this now accounts for a large proportion of our work with a projected 900 mobile dental clinics in this country this year for people experiencing homelessness, abuse, poverty and harm.  None of this would be possible without the thousands of volunteers who’ve helped us along the way and we are so incredibly grateful to them – not just in Volunteers’ Week but every single day.

Volunteering opportunities at our UK clinics are advertised on Dentaid’s website Volunteer in the UK – Dentaid and more information about signing up for BrightBites is available here BrightBites – Dentaid . Applications for 2026 overseas volunteering trips will open in October 2024.

All week we’ll be celebrating our volunteers on our social media channels and the new volunteers blogs page is now available here –