Repair cafés empower societies to work together to reduce waste, share skills, and strengthen our communities. Their goal is to stop items going to landfill by repairing, repurposing, upcycling or recycling them, reducing the volume of raw materials and energy needed to manufacture new products, cutting CO2 emissions as a result. They believe that each and every person has an incredible set of skills that can be utilised in a repair café. From fixing opportunities to admin, managerial and recruitment posts, and even, data and tech. Whatever your specialism, they have a space for you.
As a repair café volunteer, you will get the opportunity to actively participate in the green recovery of your local area, whilst also becoming a valued member of a wider, pan-Wales team dedicated to nurturing a cleaner, more sustainable world, and providing inclusive, safe environments for people of all ages to share knowledge, skills, and to generally connect.
We are going to be based in both Betws-y-Coed Surgery and Cerrigydrudion Surgery where the vehicle will be shared and used to provide vulnerable people who are already unable to arrange any transport to access their GP appointments.
Betws- Tuesday and Wednesday
Cerriydrudion- Thursday and Friday
We need volunteer drivers to help us on our exciting journey. We need Volunteer Drivers to also transport the vehicle from Betws to Cerrig and back during the week.
Once we have the GP appointments up and running, the vehicle could be used for accessing other “wellbeing” needs depending on the availability of the vehicle and the volunteer drivers.
Managed by Cais, The Troop Café in Llandudno is a community veterans' hub that offers a dedicated space for members of the ex-services community. They are currently seeking Volunteer Community Hub Assistants. Volunteers need to present good communication skills, be able to put people at ease and be great listeners. In this role you would welcome people into the hub cafe, serve drinks and food in the cafe area and also support their mentors by helping out with activities. You need to be comfortable interacting with people from all walks of life and have a good understanding of the importance of confidentiality. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Creating Enterprise, part of Cartrefi Conwy, are looking to recruit Volunteer Station Adopters. Do you have some spare time to care for your local Llandudno Junction Train Station? They would love to have you on board! Station Adopters will volunteer their time and skills to maintain planters and keep station platforms looking tidy and inviting to their passengers. Within this role you will be supported with guidance and training, attending regular ‘check in and catch up’ with colleagues from Transport for Wales.
Sir Henry Jones Museum, Llangernyw is the childhood home of Sir Henry Jones (1852 - 1922) who, from humble origins, became an eminent Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University and a major influence on the education system in Wales. They are looking for a new Volunteer Treasurer to join their existing Board of Trustees. This is a great opportunity for people with a background / interest in finance and accounts, to help them maintain proper financial records and procedures. The role would not be demanding, with typically only a few hours per month required, in a flexible manner. However, they would look to appoint someone for a period of two years.
As a Trustee, you will contribute to the strategic direction of the museum. Any training / guidance needed would be provided.
Sir Henry Jones Museum, Llangernyw is the childhood home of Sir Henry Jones (1852 - 1922) who, from humble origins, became an eminent Professor of Moral Philosophy at Glasgow University and a major influence on the education system in Wales. They are seeking Museum Volunteers to join their team. This is a great opportunity for people with an interest in history, culture, or who would just like to be part of a real community-run initiative. There are opportunities to use your skills and interests to help with numerous roles, including: helping with maintenance of the building and grounds, tending to the Victorian garden, marketing and promoting the museum to different audiences through different platforms, welcoming visitors. Any training / guidance needed would be provided.
The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay, is the oldest zoo in Wales and aims for a world where animals and their habitats are appreciated, understood and conserved. They are delighted to be reopened after being closed due to coronavirus. They have opened with social distancing guidelines to ensure a safe day out for their visitors. They are looking for Volunteer Guides to help their visitors maintain social distancing as they travel around the zoo. Activities will include directing through one-way systems, answering visitor questions and generally providing a warm and welcoming reception to the zoo.
British Heart Foundation, Colwyn Bay Charity Shop is currently seeking retail volunteers. Whether you're at your happiest chatting to customers on the shop floor, rather be tucked away in their stock room helping sort donations, keep fit in the warehouse or researching unusual items to sell on eBay - they have a role for you! If you're looking to learn new skills, meet new people, or just try something different whilst helping to fund lifesaving research in your area, then this is the place for you! Covid-secure measures are in place to keep you safe.
NWAMI is an organisation committed to reducing hate crime through cultural exchange and learning, as well as raising awareness of cultural diversity. They are looking for a Volunteer Admin Assistant to help with daily tasks like filing, keeping the accounts, answering incoming phone calls, and keeping the office tidy etc. Basic IT skills are desirable for this post. With respect to any Covid restrictions, this role can be performed from home as well as at the NWAMI office. Induction training will be given and you will receive support and guidance along the way, as well as various external training opportunities. Out of pocket expenses can be reimbursed where appropriate.
Home-Start Conwy are currently recruiting local volunteers to be part of their Community Clothes Share. The clothes share will be taking place in Abergele, Pensarn, Towyn, Kinmel Bay and the rural area. Volunteer roles available are:
A Clothes Share Helper to help at the venue of the clothes share, sorting and organising the clothes.
A Volunteer Driver/Transporter to help transport clothing to the local venues using the Home-Start Trailer. For this role your car will require a tow bar.
St.Davids’ Hospice, sell good quality second hand clothing, bric a brac and furniture. Although they are a charity, they run their shops like the small businesses they are. The success of their shops is a result of the invaluable help and support they get from their volunteers. What will you be doing? You will be greeting and serving customers in a welcoming manner; assisting in stock management; manning the till and processing sales; displaying items on the shop floor and replenishing stock. How much time will you need to commit? Morning or afternoon 10am -1pm / 1pm – 4pm (Monday – Saturday). Local shops are located in Colwyn Bay, Rhos-on-Sea and Craig-y-Don.
CVSC Volunteering Team are on the lookout for new young people aged 14 – 25 years old, to volunteer and become part of our Youth Led Grant Panel, as the decision makers for administering this grant. Could this be you? Are you interested in developing youth volunteering opportunities in your local community?
You don’t need any qualifications, just an interest in making sure that projects meet local needs, be part of a team, have good communication skills, and the ability to make sound independent judgements. Our Panel typically meets about 3 times a year to make decisions, but currently meetings are virtual over Zoom. When restrictions allow, you may also wish to visit the funded projects for us and conduct interviews/write case studies or blogs.
Deafblind UK members have combined sight and hearing loss and many live alone with few family and friends around them. Could you help support members who would like to stay in contact over the telephone and receive a weekly call from a friendly volunteer? Deafblind UK is currently seeking both English and Welsh Speaking Telephone Befrienders. They are looking for confident, chatty and friendly individuals who can hold a good conversation with a member over the phone. You can take part in this opportunity from anywhere. You will be provided with online training, named Deafblind UK point of contact, ongoing support, online volunteer meetings and the chance to join a great team of volunteers! This role requires a regular commitment of time, usually weekly and is available for individuals over 18 years of age.