Employee Volunteering Opportunities
Voluntary Community Service
Below is a list of possible voluntary opportunities available to groups on a short term basis. Enquiries will need to be directed to the organisations to ensure availability. If you do volunteer at one of these projects please advise them that VCS the Cardiff volunteer centre provided you with this information.
Volunteering with Keep Wales Tidy couldn’t be easier. Just a few hours of your time, whether it’s once a week or once a year, can really make a difference to the Welsh environment. The recent Clean Coasts Week showed just how many people across Wales are willing to lend a hand and over 1,500 people joined Keep Wales Tidy to clear beaches of unwanted litter, removing a total of 1,600 bags of rubbish during the week.
The RCMA Community Allotment project engages with a very wide range of people. The Project manager provides support for volunteers at the site for two days per week, and more than 1100 people participated in our projects and activities during the last year!
The numbers of participants varies depending on the weather and time of year, but have averaged 8 – 10 people per session. We have a wide range of volunteers from all sorts of backgrounds and ages. Many of our volunteers are from hard-to-reach groups including asylum seekers, people who are unemployed, have learning difficulties or physical disabilities. Others are motivated by our environmental aims, transition issues or a general desire to learn to grow their own food.
We believe that by unlocking the potential that lies within Wales’ resources, by managing them and using them in a more joined up and integrated way, they can help to meet the challenges we face.
Wales faces many challenges - challenges for its people and communities, for its economy and for its environment and wildlife. Securing energy and fuel supply, provision of jobs and income; tackling the threats of climate change and flooding; improving people’s health and wellbeing.
Meeting these challenges needs fresh ideas, new ways of thinking and new ways of doing things. This includes how we maintain, enhance and use our natural resources.
Wales’ landscape, environment and wildlife are amongst its greatest resource, worth more than £8bn to the Welsh economy. But it is even more valuable to us than that.
It provides our basic needs - the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. It gives us energy, prosperity and security; it protects us and makes us healthier; it makes our lives better.
We are focused on providing staffed play opportunities for children and young people aged five to fourteen.
If you want to get involved in children’s play services please contact us using the details below – we’d love to hear from you.
We think play is important!
The right to play is laid down within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Play is also recognised as one of a child’s natural instincts - even within the most barren environments children will, if given the opportunity, play.
Unfortunately in the twenty first century the pressures on children’s lives are such that the opportunity, time and space to play are constantly being eroded.
In Wales the Welsh Assembly Government has recognised how important play is, not just to the child but also to society in general. It has produced what is thought to be the first national play policy in Europe.
Have you ever thought "How can I help?" or "Will my help make a difference?" Then the answer is YES! You can register your interest as a volunteer below. By giving your time to Tŷ Hafan you will not only be helping life-limited children, young people and their families but you will also gain experience and meet plenty of great people. Volunteering is for everybody. Whether you want to learn new skills, put old skills to good use or just have that feel good factor, we want to hear from you! You can volunteer in our shops, the hospice, on events, or as part of our corporate and fundraising teams.
Ty Hafran also organise Gift Wrapping volunteering at Christmas!
Also the centre has rooms and facilities available for hire for meetings, group activities and social events.
Facing cancer and other life threatening illness can be very difficult for sufferers and their families with many wishing to stay in their own homes but afraid of the extra pressures.
George Thomas Hospice Care provides specialist home based nursing and practical advice, emotional and spiritual support, medical equipment, therapies, treatments and day care activities and bereavement counselling.
Volunteers get involved in all sorts of projects across the museums of Amgueddfa Cymru. Some roles might require skilled assistance, but for many projects you only need enthusiasm and willingness to learn!
Types of volunteering opportunities:
- Public Programmes – opportunities can include leading handling sessions or guided tours with our visitors in the galleries, helping out with workshops and activities for all ages or dressing up in historical costume!
- ‘Behind the Scenes’ – this is often the busiest area, where the collections are managed and maintained. You could be sorting and labeling specimens, helping with cataloguing and archives, packing items or undertaking research depending on your skills and knowledge.
- Other – you may also find opportunities to get stuck in at the gardens at St Fagans, carry out visitor surveys or support our learning and visitor services teams.
FareShare Cymru offers corporate/team volunteering opportunities for staff from across your business.
A Volunteer Day, for example, aims to give your staff a chance to get involved at the very heart of the FareShare food operation, working alongside our regular volunteers to help deliver food to the community organisations we support.
Team building, community involvement and giving something back are the three top reasons why people get involved in Volunteer Days.
Bobath Children’s Therapy Centre Wales provides specialist physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech and language therapy to children all over Wales who have cerebral palsy.
Bobath therapists are state-registered and work together as a team to combine these disciplines to give each child the skills to explore their world, communicate their needs, maximise their potential and so improve their quality of life.