You Can Make a Difference

Self Isolation need not mean Social Isolation

In the last 9 months our 61 volunteers have contributed a massive 6790 hours to our project in running the building, gardening, catering, crafts, social activities for young and old, sharing skills, fund-raising and administration.  There has been brilliant teamwork!  Volunteering has helped people to get out, meet new people, feel more involved and have fun. It’s going a struggle for us all to keep this going over the next weeks – but we’re going to try!
We continue to post activities to do at home on our website, starting with the Elderberries, who were first to be isolated….  We want you to comment, contribute ideas, and tell us how you’re getting on.  Everyone is needed to keep our spirits up. 
Our Elderberries Group has posted up tips for keeping going at home and set up a buddy scheme by phone. and WhatsApp groups for those with mobile phones.
Our Craft and Chat Group has used its telephone contact list to set up a WhatsApp Group to keep in touch.  

Some of our class leaders are running online activities and we share what we can with them.

More will follow over the coming weeks.

Contact:  Katherine and the marketing group on secretary@caerphillyminerscentre.org.uk 029 2167 4242

Volunteer Your Time

Almost everything that happens in Caerphilly Miners Centre is the result of volunteer effort.  We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities to suit all needs and abilities.  Volunteers may be trustees and stewards, they may help manage our finances, admin or marketing, or contribute to catering,  event planning, or support a range of projects.  

We are committed to supporting and encouraging volunteering throughout our organisation and to ensuring that it is rewarding and fulfilling for individuals.  This may include providing training, the satisfaction of being part of a team, and acknowledging people’s unique contribution to our project. 

If you’d like to help or want further information please contact volunteercoordinator@caerphillyminerscentre.org.uk




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Volunteering provides much needed capacity within our project.  Without the activities of over 50 volunteers who regularly donate their time we would not be able to deliver our projects, keep the building open, or engage our community. Volunteering contributes in generating new ideas, running activities, supporting the building, fund-raising, community engagement and marketing. Without it, we would not be able to show the human face of our project or provide accessible and affordable activities.    


Volunteering gives people the chance to develop their skills and career opportunities and enables us to draw on their experience, energy, and good will.  We would like to thank our community, trustees, members, volunteers, participants, local businesses, our partners, and supporters - all of whom have helped to shape our project and make it vibrant. We are hugely indebted to our volunteers, who contribute over 500 hours of time every month.


Together, we have engaged our community, given a lot of pleasure to people, added new dimensions to our project, made some important decisions and had some fun.


Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, make new friends, learn or do something new, and have some fun.  Our volunteers are motivated individuals who are flexible and enthusiastic in making a real difference to the service CMCC can offer the community of Caerphilly. We continue to need volunteers from all walks of life and with a diverse range of skills and interests.