Volunteering in Neath Port Talbot
St. John Cymru-Wales the Nations leading first aid charity are currently recruiting cadet and adult volunteers to join the team at Neath Division. The division’s cadet group is for members aged 10 – 17 and the adult group is for volunteers age 18+, the groups meet most Thursday evening at Neath Ambulance Hall, Cwrt Herbert Fields, Off Neath Abbey Road. Cadets from 1800 – 1915 and the adult group from 1930 -2100.
They offer many exciting and rewarding opportunities to their volunteers, including first aid competitions, training courses, annual camps, overseas expeditions, taking part in event first aid cover, youth leading and many more. It’s great if you are looking for a way to support the community you live in, if you want to build on your CV or if you just want to meet new people and do something new. All their members are trained in basic first aid although there is a role suited to everyone at the division, we have members from all walks of life.
Are you up for the challenge? Be a lifesaver and register your interest to join a local division at www.stjohnwales.org.uk and click ‘Join Us’ in the top right corner.
Neath Port Talbot Community Transport are in need to new drivers for our mini buses. We are a small non-profit organisation which provides local transport to the elderly and community groups. Full training will be given if you have a clean licence and are aged between 25 – 70 yrs.
If you are interested in helping others we would like you to join our friendly team.
Please contact Paul or Karen at Neath Port Talbot Community Transport on 01639 646969
Neath Port Talbot CVS celebrate the contribution of volunteers during Volunteers Week 2015
Volunteers’ Week is a national celebration of volunteers and volunteering which takes place annually from 1st to 7th June. It raises the profile of volunteering and is the opportunity to publicly recognise the difference made by volunteers and say a big ‘thank you’ for the difference they make.
In Neath Port Talbot the week began with a Volunteer Fair in Victoria Gardens, Neath giving organisations an opportunity to promote their services to the public. Despite the weather organisations including Ty Hafan, Girlguiding Cymru and Neath MIND promoted volunteering. Visitors also had the opportunity to pick up a few new skills with Organised Kaos and Mini Fans showing circus skills.
On 1st June 2015 a Celebration of Volunteering took place where over 60 volunteers were presented with Award certificates in recognition of their volunteering contributions by Mrs Gwenda Thomas AM, the High Sheriff of West Glamorgan, Robert Redfern Esq and the Mayor of Neath Port Talbot, Councillor Arthur Davies.
Volunteers, whose ages ranged from 11years to 87 years, were recognised for doing a range of volunteering activities in the areas of health and social care, befriending and running community organisations
The Millennium Volunteer Award, which recognises the contribution of young volunteers aged 14-25 years awarded volunteers with 100 hour certificates and a 200 hour Award of Excellence and the final awards of the evening went to recipients of Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s Volunteer of the Year Awards.
Find out more about volunteering at Neath Port Talbot CVS Volunteer Centre
The Volunteer Centre have hundreds of volunteering opportunities in the Neath Port Talbot area that you can find out about.
Why not contact us to arrange a time for a friendly chat to discuss where you might want to volunteer. We can help you to find the right opportunity to meet your needs.
We want everyone to have a rewarding, enjoyable experience of volunteering, so why not contact us:
- Phone: 01639 631246
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sue Ireson, Volunteer Development Officer, SueI@nptcvs.org.uk
- Drop in: 17-19 Alfred Street, Neath, SA11 1EF
For information regarding the wide variety of volunteering opportunities that are available today. Go to www.volunteering-wales.net