ABOUT US

Welcome to the CVSC Volunteering Team!

Whether you are looking to volunteer or are an organisation wishing to recruit volunteers, you’ve come to the right place. We’re a one-stop resource for all things volunteering!

Looking to Volunteer -  

  •  Not sure what kind of volunteering you want to do?
  •  Want relevant experience for your cv?
  •  Want to socialise and have some fun?
  •  Need to learn new skills?
  •  Thinking of a career change or wanting to get back to work after illness?

Volunteering could be the answer for you! Please check out our Looking to Volunteer page for more ideas and how we can help match you to just the right volunteering opportunity.

Involving Volunteers -

CVSC Volunteering Team can support you and your organisation to involve and manage your volunteers safely and effectively. We can promote your volunteer opportunities, as well as source and  refer potential volunteers who have come forward. We can also help you with any necessary policies and procedures you might need.

Please check out our Recruiting Volunteers page for further information about our support services.

Meet the Team

Ceri Jones,
Volunteer Development Officer

Hello I am Ceri,

I decided I wanted to change my career in the summer of 2008.  At the time I was a Finance Officer, with no interaction with people and as I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives, this made me look for an organisation which would help me to achieve this. I stared working for CVSC initially on a six-month contract with the Health & Social Care team. I was then very fortunate to be offered a post within the Volunteering Team and after training and on the job learning, I am now a Volunteering Development Officer.

There is a story here! If you see a short-term contract, it could possibly lead to more work. I was lucky that mine did, and 12 years later I’m still working for CVSC. Whilst working within the Volunteering Team, I have helped a lot of people start their volunteering journey. This is exactly what I wanted to achieve, and seeing the rewards they benefit from, how volunteering supports their wellbeing, all gives me immense satisfaction. It’s wonderful to see volunteers gain back their self-esteem, purpose and confidence in themselves. Some have even been fortunate in being offered paid employment as a result of volunteering. My colleague Donna Jones is an excellent example of this. It was myself she met in the first instance to have a chat about volunteering, commencing her role with CVSC just the week after.

So many people aren’t aware of the many benefits of volunteering, and also the varied volunteering opportunities out there. If you think you might benefit, then please do get in touch.

Contact details:
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tel- 01492 523842

Donna Jones,
Volunteer Development Officer

Hi! I’m Donna,

I’m a Part-Time Volunteer Development Officer here at CVSC, although I started in September 2014 originally as a volunteer. I had been signposted to CVSC by my tutor at Llandrillo College, as I needed experience in an office setting, to add to my CV hoping eventually for paid employment.  My volunteering, perhaps you could say was for my own reasons, but the rewards quickly far outweighed my expectations. Meeting new people, new friends, enhanced wellbeing, boost in my confidence and self-esteem and the enjoyment of structure and volunteering within a team, were just the tip of the iceberg! I was fortunate in that my volunteering led on to me being offered paid employment, and in March 2016 I started my role as a Volunteer Development Officer.

Having first-hand experience of the benefits of volunteering, I truly believe in the enjoyment and sense of purpose you gain, and although at this time our office is closed, it’s business as usual. If you are considering volunteering, I look forward to a phone or email chat with you, to see how you can get involved, reap these benefits for yourself and give back to your local community at the same time.

Contact details:
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tel- 01492 523848

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