Staff and Volunteers

Our Community House is able to run because of the hard work of our many staff and volunteers.


Jen Barron – House Manager

Started on the 25th of February 2020.

Her favourite part? “An opportunity to be part of being the heart of Dorset and making it beat a little louder and faster!”

Zoe Bennett – Activities, Program and Events Coordinator

Started on the 24th of March 2020.

Her favourite part? “Helping the community I grew up in.”

Katarzyna Lagodzka (aka Kasha, aka Bob) – Activities, Program and Events Coordinator

Started on the 15th of September 2020.

Her favourite part? “Meeting new people, helping the community and working with amazing people.”

Catherine Bennett – Playgroup Coordinator

Started in May of 1990.

Her favourite part? “Working with kids, having fun and jumping in puddles.”

Deb Tarling – Administration and Finance Officer/Assistant

Started on the 19th of June 2015.

Her favourite part? “Meeting interesting people and helping the community (I also work with a great group of people and they make coming to work enjoyable).”

Mark Hayes – Garden Coordinator

Started in May of 2013.

His favourite part? “I enjoy working in the garden and assisting people with whatever I can.”


Anyone can Volunteer at the Community House. We need Volunteers to help with Transport, Gardening, Playgroup and Admin. If you’d like to give back to your Community, like these amazing Volunteers, then please contact us!