Vision Support is a regional charity providing local support and services within the community. The organisation supports vision impaired people and raises awareness of their needs. They are seeking Telephone Administration Volunteers to increase service user engagement by reminding them about an upcoming group or activity. Regular tasks include: to deliver reminder calls to service users on a regular basis, to liaise with staff members, to call different stakeholders to let them know of important information. Excellent communication and organisation skills are required for this role. You will receive full training in all aspects of the organisation. Travelling/out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
Vision Support is also looking for Telephone Befriender Volunteers for the Let’s Talk project, to chat on the phone to people who may be housebound or live alone and ensuring that they are receiving any other services that they may need. As a Let’s Talk Volunteer you will phone service user(s) regularly on an agreed day and time, be a listening ear and provide emotional support where needed and identify any further needs they may have and with their permission pass this information on to their named Community Development Worker. It is a real opportunity to make a positive impact to people living with sight loss in the community. Full training will be provided.
Kidney Reasearch UK is the national leading charity in kidney research and their urgent mission is to end kidney disease, offering kidney patients and their families hope for the future. But they can’t do it without you! They are on the lookout for new Volunteer Community Ambassadors helping to spread the word about all of the amazing work their team do fighting to end kidney disease for good. They are looking for people who are passionate about Kidney Research UK, and who want to help them get out into our local communities to encourage others to support them and their work.
As well as playing your part in helping to fight kidney disease, you will also:
Creating Enterprise are looking to support Cartrefi Conwy tenants to reduce digital exclusion and isolation by loaning an internet enabled tablet to tenants who currently lack digital skills and equipment for 3 months. They are looking for Digital Champion Volunteers to provide regular bespoke one to one support over the phone to people who may have never been on the internet before. Digital Champion training will be provided by Digital Communities Wales and you will be given full training on all aspects of the role. This role is suitable if you are confident in the use of computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, searching the internet, using emails and able to explain technology in a simple, clear way.
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.
Llysfaen Sports Association are partnering with Youth Shedz to develop a safe space for young people, to do what they want to do for themselves and their community - and they need volunteers to support them during the sessions. If you are passionate about young people, and know a bit about handywork and DIY, doing anything from painting to bike maintenance, or are able to lend a hand to develop this safe space for young people in Llysfaen, this is your ideal opportunity! As a Volunteer you must be fully committed to the Youth Shedz Mission and Core values. You must be empathetic and enjoy meeting with and interacting with young people. Experience of volunteering with “hard to reach” young people would be highly advantageous.
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.
The British Tinnitus Association is an independent charity supporting thousands of people who experience tinnitus. They have been running online support groups since April 2020 and would like to expand its support by starting a new Welsh-speaking group. Therefore, they are seeking Welsh speaking volunteers to help run the group. This role of online support group volunteer will provide technical and administrative support for the group, including but not limited to:
• Starting the Zoom meetings
• Taking attendance
• Taking notes from the meetings to distribute afterward
• Providing support to the group facilitator or co-facilitating if you wish
• Making sure BTA policies, especially regarding safeguarding and confidentiality, are maintained.
Training as needed, will be provided and further involvement with the charity is encouraged.
ScoutsCymru offer fun, friendship, and life changing adventure to young people across Wales. This is only made possible by talented teams of local volunteers. Groups in Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Abergele are looking for Scout Leaders. If you want to make it possible for young people aged 10 to 14 years old to experience life changing adventure and support them in making decisions, taking the lead and developing independence, confidence and skills, this can be an opportunity for you. Working as part of a team of adult volunteers, Scout Leaders assist in the planning and delivery of a safe and exciting programme of outdoor activities, community projects, games, challenges, camps and even international trips! You will gain new skills through an award-winning training scheme that covers everything from first aid to dealing with challenging behaviour. You don’t need to have had previous experience of working alongside young people or have been a Scout yourself. Leaders need to be at least 18 years old, enthusiastic, and organised. You will receive all the training, support and mentoring you need.
Cymru Versus Arthritis is here to make sure that people with arthritis in Wales have the support and information they need to live well with their condition. They are looking to recruit Care and Support Volunteers in Conwy County. This role would help enable people with arthritis to access support by attending Information Hubs, community events, linking with health professionals and providing initial 1 to 1 support. You will contribute to increasing the confidence of people with arthritis to manage their condition, improving their health and well-being. The types of duties will include receiving enquires and providing information, support and guidance, raising awareness of services and activities and signposting to appropriate publications/materials. You should be caring and empathetic to people from all walks of life, have good listening and communication skills and be confident and positive. Enthusiasm and a willingness to participate in training and learning is crucial. Training relevant to the role will be given. Expenses will be paid for reasonable claims for travel and subsistence.
Carers Wales wants a society that respects, values, and supports carers. Their mission is to make life better for carers by giving expert advice, information, and support. They connect carers so no-one must care alone. They are looking to recruit Listening Support Volunteers. Are you a good listener? Are you keen to use your time and skills to help others? Do you care passionately about supporting those who care for others? The role of a Listening Support Volunteer is to support carers, by providing confidential and impartial listening support over the phone. You will be a friendly and understanding voice, helping carers who may be feeling lonely, isolated, and in need of a listening ear. You’ll receive virtual online training and guidance materials so that you feel confident supporting carers and you’ll receive regular check-in calls from Carers UK. Good computer skills, and access to a computer & broadband are required. This role can be carried out from home (in a space that allows for privacy). All volunteers must be over 18 years old, and the role is subject to a satisfactory DBS check.
Bryn Cadno (Colwyn Heights) Community Centre is a registered charity, run by a board of trustees, who are all volunteers. The centre is hired by clients who run a variety of classes and activities for adults and children. The trustees, together with a small group of volunteers, also run social and fundraising activities. Currently they are looking for a Trustee who will also take on responsibilities of a Treasurer. You will join a friendly and supportive team of Volunteers who look after the centre and continue to ensure it plays a relevant role in the community. As a Treasurer, you will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting (issuing invoices, making payments etc.), maintaining financial records, presenting financial reports to the board of trustees at meetings and providing information to our accountants on an annual basis, to enable them to produce our annual accounts. This opportunity would be ideal for someone with knowledge or interest in finance/accounts, but training would be provided as part of the handover from the current treasurer.
The Community Centre is also seeking volunteers to do small maintenance jobs, minor repairs, gardening etc. and to help with fundraising/social activities.
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.
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.
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.
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.