To offer person centred support to help individuals who are furthest from employment into a volunteering placement to enhance wellbeing, increase skills and improve employability.
To recruit a small team of volunteers who will be trained as mentors to assist both new volunteers and volunteers who will benefit from an enhanced level of support after the post has ended.
CAVS Volunteer Centre supports voluntary work in Carmarthenshire. Through our extensive links with organisations throughout the county we are able to provide a service to individuals, who are interested in volunteering, and to organisations, who involve volunteers in their work.
The Centre’s aim is to encourage the use of volunteers and to raise standards for volunteers, service providers and service users. The service is available to all voluntary organisations in Carmarthenshire that register with the Centre and agree to work towards a Code of Good Practice. We help organisations to develop policies, and provide information from our extensive library of resources about all issues relating to the management of volunteers.
Help for voluntary and community organisations
Voluntary and community organisations register with the Centre and inform us of their current volunteering vacancies. These are then matched to potential volunteers, who are also taken through a registration process to find out what their interests and skills are. We publish a quarterly newsletter to keep all groups registered with us, and other contacts, informed of current news and issues.
Help for volunteers
We have literally hundreds of voluntary opportunities that are looking for volunteers. The opportunities cover a whole range of activities and we will do our best to find something that suits your needs. So whatever you’re interested in, wherever you live, whatever your skills, give us a call and let us help you. We publish a quarterly Bulletin of Volunteering Opportunities to keep everyone up to date with volunteering news and opportunities.
- Identifying and engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds, including asylum seekers and refugees, who would benefit from taking part in voluntary activities.
- Enhancing self-confidence, well-being and the ability to fully engage with a volunteering role by delivering or co-delivering existing volunteering skills training courses, either in person or on-line.
- Using a person-centred approach, provide ongoing support, according to individual need, so people are enabled to select, apply for, and begin a chosen volunteering role.
- Communicating with volunteer-involving organisations, and current volunteers to identify potential Mentor Volunteers who will be trained to assist new volunteers as well as those requiring extra support.
- In partnership with the Training Officer and CAVS Volunteering Officers, develop informal and Agored Cymru accredited Mentoring training.
Salary: £29,777 per annum (pro rata)
Hours: Part time (22.5 hours per week)
Contract: Fixed term to 31.12.24
Location: CAVS, 18 Queen Street, Carmarthen SA31 1JT and supporting volunteers across Carmarthenshire as appropriate