Volunteer Opportunities - Week Commencing 14th December 2020

Youth Shedz is about creating a place where young people from all walks of life can be listened to, challenged and motivated to make the most of their lives while spending time with role models and developing their sense of identity and their skills in a safe, nurturing environment. They are currently recruiting for several volunteering roles for the youth Shed in Kinmel Bay:

  • Creative Stories Volunteer supporting young people to chat about their story and how to express it in a meaningful way, talking about the Youth Shedz Principles in context of their own story and experiences, being there to listen and chat to young people, being a positive role model.
  • Bike Maintenance Volunteer providing weekly support for up to 4 hours supporting young people to look after bicycles – repairing punctures, checking brakes and tyres, checking gears and chain – plus advising on bike safety. Many young people have bikes and want to know how to look after them. Some of the older Shedderz want to learn bike maintenance to teach the younger community.
  • Gardening Volunteer identifying green space for garden or growing projects in Youth Shedz areas, mentoring and listen and chat to young people, being a positive role model.

Also encouraging Shedderz to develop a knowledge of growing plants, vegetables and herbs and to appreciate green space through photography. One of the key projects that one of the YouthShedz have been involved in building planters for community gardens, and we would like to offer this in each Shed. In addition, our Shedderz love to learn how to create something useful out of recycled items, so this is an area that can be developed and explored! Education around green space and gardening, such as planting herbs or vegetables, creating a garden for bees, or even taking pictures or artwork round green space would be welcomed and would bring so much satisfaction to Shedderz and the community.

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Home-Start is about to begin a new recruitment drive for new volunteers. They are looking for people who would be interested in joining the new telephone support service. This additional support is aimed at providing regular calls to parents who are struggling with isolation and the worries many are experiencing due to the current pandemic. Parents cannot access the usual services available such as toddler groups and parenting sessions and many have had medical or support sessions and appointments cancelled or postponed. Home-Start have been providing telephone support to the families. It has proved really successful and therefore they are planning to continue and also expand this service. Get in touch if you would like to provide a listening ear and make a big difference to the loneliness families, especially parents of young children, are experiencing.

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Gig Buddies is a befriending scheme that tackles loneliness and isolation by matching people with a learning disability and/or autism with a volunteer who shares the same interests. Gig Buddies usually go to gigs and events together. But even though there are few gigs and events happening right now having a Gig Buddy is more important than ever - due to how the pandemic and lockdowns has increased loneliness and social isolation.

During the pandemic Gig Buddies have lots of different things to keep connected and active - from online activities like watching gigs and films, singing karaoke and hosting virtual club nights, to going for socially distanced walks and meeting up at cafes and pubs. We also hold regular online socials. Let us know if you want to change someone's life - just by sharing the things you enjoy with a new.

See something you would enjoy? Contact CVSC Volunteering on 01492 534091 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  -  for more information.

Community and Voluntary Support Conwy
7 Rhiw Rd, Colwyn Bay LL29 7TG

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