Volunteering

We offer a wide variety of opportunities

A vibrant and enriched community is where every person feels connected to their community through active participation in volunteer-related activities - YVC promotes the value of volunteering and enhances the range and quality of volunteering opportunities and experience.

We

  • promote volunteering opportunities, local activities and events;
  • recruit, place and support volunteers within the local community, matching their skills to clients' needs;
  • provide meaningful volunteering opportunities in supportive environments so that volunteers can make a positive contribution, enhance and learn new skills.
Image of a chest of drawers at Ystradgynlais Volunteer Centre Recycling depot Image of four old sewing machines at Ystradgynlais Volunteer Centre Recycling depot Image of a suite of table and chairs at Ystradgynlais Volunteer Centre Recycling depot Image of an old Welsh dresser cabinet at Ystradgynlais Volunteer Centre Recycling depot

"The residents in the home have benefited from having me there because they are able to spend more time outdoors and they have someone to help them with activities for more of the day." Melissa

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to find out what goes on behind the scenes at an Animal Sanctuary? Well, here's your chance! Learn about the animals that you will meet from the people that really know. And best of all - spend time with the animals!

Do you love working with children? Get involved with helping children to grow and develop. As a Childcare Volunteer you have the chance to get involved with all aspects of childcare and you may even be able to work towards a qualification.

We have many different organisations in the health and mental health sectors looking for volunteers to take on a variety of roles. Please contact us for more information.

Volunteering for retail work can help to build many skills and enhance your C.V. Some placements may be able to offer a Customer Service Qualification.

We have a good variety of environmental work available in some spectacular Welsh scenery! If you love being outdoors get in touch for more information.

Environmental

Our local Girl Guiding and Scouting groups are always looking for help. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a whole new range of skills, both indoors and outdoors.

Ever fancied finding out what goes on behind the scenes in a cinema or theatre? This could be your chance to learn from the bottom up. Who know what it could lead to?

From Foodbanks to Homelessness, from Advice to Housing, Organisations helping to relieve poverty are always busy. There are many different roles available to volunteers, so please contact us for more information.

"I have helped the Fire Service by alleviating staff of some of their tasks which has enabled them to concentrate on more important things." Alison

Emergency Services

"I have met many new people which has made me feel part of the community. Volunteering has given me a reason to get up in the mornings. For the first time in a long time, I feel as though I am doing something useful." Carol

What We Offer

We offer three main services

Volunteering

A vibrant and enriched community is where every person feels connected to their community through active participation in volunteer-related activities - YVC promotes.....

Recycling

Working with our communities to value the importance of the Three ‘Rs’ to protect our environment - Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. To promote and educate the environmental and.....

Foodbank

Our foodbank and outreach service helps people and families in need facing financial and other hardship as a result of Corona Virus. The Foodbank is based at the volunteer centre.

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