Volunteering Opportunities

Digital Volunteers needed

The Covic-19 pandemic has shown us how reliant we all are on IT and social media to stay connected, to access classes and activities and to keep informed.  We have also learned that our centre can only serve our whole community by reaching out to people who cannot access our building but want to enjoy the activities we have to offer.

Caerphilly Miners Centre is run by a committed group of local residents who have come together to bring new life into the old ‘Caerphilly Miners’ for the benefit of our community. 

During the last year we have helped each other to access Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype and other social media.  With plans to return to the centre, we will need further help to support those physically excluded. 

We need digital help from people to support online and hybrid delivery of our activities. 

As a digital volunteer, you would be expected to support the following:

  • on line activity – supporting people with accessing e-mails, Google, websites, social media and Zoom

  • at the centre – supporting activity leaders and stewards with setting up equipment for activities and classes run at the centre, hybrid and online only.

For more information or to apply please contact: digital.inclusion@caerphillyminerscentre.org.uk

Volunteer Stewards needed

Caerphilly Miners Centre relies on stewards for so many activities, we need reliable people to help us run the Centre and its activities.

We need volunteers that want to support their community, being on hand for different hours and days, for a variety of duties but essentially to enable the Miners to host classes and activities.

Please get in touch if you want more information.
secretary@caerphillyminerscentre.org.uk
029 2167 4242
 

 

 

Role of Stewards:

 

A typical shift might include

 

  • opening the building (and sometimes the gates)

  • looking out for health and safety issues (health & safety training is given)

  • checking / putting out signing in sheets for visitors,

  • checking with daily room diary

  • ensuring that tables and chairs are clean and in place before an activity begins (manual handling training is given)

  • setting up refreshments (food hygiene / food safety awareness training is given)

  • photocopying for classes as requested

  • setting up equipment if requested

  • welcoming visitors and showing them to the right rooms

  • answering the phone,

  • giving out information about what’s going on,

  • loading and putting on dishwasher

  • checking on next activity in each room and setting up for this

  • sorting out recycling and rubbish

  • generally trying to be helpful

  • ensuring that doors and windows are locked, fire doors closed, no one in the building at the end of the day

  • closing up and alarming the building at the end of the day/shift

 

It might also include:

 

  • recording accidents / health and safety issues (first aid training is given)

  • managing fire safety (fire safety training is given)

  • ensuring smooth running of the building and addressing difficult behaviour)

  • taking money

  • completing attendance registers (data protection and confidentiality training is given)

 

You can say what hours you’d like to donate, how long your shifts will be and the things you cannot do. 

 

Being a steward means that you get to meet new people. You will be able to work with a great team, who do an important job.  It’s nice to be appreciated!