Our Volunteers

An incredible team of volunteers are based at Dentaid’s headquarters in Landford.  This wonderful group of retired dentists, engineers and healthcare professionals do an amazing job checking, restoring and renovating donated equipment so it can be sent to projects around the world.

Donated handpieces and instruments are serviced, sterilized and packed so they can be sent to overseas dentists who are in desperate need of equipment.  Our volunteers also restore larger items including autoclaves and dental chairs and we regularly send entire surgeries to clinics in Africa and Asia.

Volunteers have been responsible for the development of the DentaidBox and the fully adjustable, mobile dental chair which fits inside our famous wheelie-bin.  From cutting the metal frames to stitching the seats, packing the boxes and sewing rucksacks to carry dental equipment, our volunteers are involved with every stage of the process.

We are also delighted to have volunteers in our head office who play a key role in supporting our work. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Dentaid please email info@dentaid.org or call 01794 324249.

WORKSHOP VOLUNTEER

“Every day is different and every day there is a new challenge. Dentaid does such great work in so many countries and it’s lovely to see photographs of things you have worked on being put to good use in the developing world.  There is a great team at Dentaid and it’s a joy to come here." - Dave Hibbert

VOLUNTEER ENGINEER

“I was a dentist and was approached by one of the founders of Dentaid about supporting the engineering side of the charity’s work.  This took me to Uganda where we installed and serviced a surgery.  Since then I have been involved with the metalwork for the chairs and I weld the frames together.  It is very tangible working on the chairs and seeing them shipped overseas.” - Clive Power

OVERSEAS PROJECTS LIAISON

“I previously worked in healthcare and when I retired I wanted to do something where I could still use my professional skills. I saw an article in the local parish magazine and came along to Dentaid eight years ago. I liaise with all the projects we receive requests from and it is good to help these projects on their way. Also it is nice to have social interaction and be part of what is happening in a busy and changing charity.” - Sue Draper