Volunteer with us!

Why volunteer?

Here’s 8 brilliant reasons to give a couple of hours a week

Gain confidence

Volunteering can help you gain confidence by giving you the chance to try something new and build a real sense of achievement.

Make a difference

Volunteering can have a real and valuable positive affect on people, communities and society in general.

Meet people

Volunteering can help you meet different kinds of people and make new friends.

Be part of a community

Volunteering can help you feel part of something outside your friends and family.

Learn new skills

Volunteering can help you learn new skills, gain experience and sometimes even qualifications.

Take on a challenge.

Through volunteering you can challenge yourself to try something different, achieve personal goals, practice using your skills and discover hidden talents.

Mental wellbeing

Volunteering gives a sense of purpose and meaning, ignites passion and is proven to make you feel better.

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Have fun!

Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.

Where do you fit in?

Our charity is going through an exciting period of change and is looking for new volunteers to help us make your community a better place to live.

If you have some time and skills, we would love to hear from you.

 

In the words of our volunteers…

Robert – Volunteer with the Get NPT Online Project

I work four days a week in Neath Library, being responsible for running the IT sessions and supporting other volunteers.

Being on the project has helped me develop my communication skills and will help me gain employment. My confidence has increased and I have been able to pass on my IT knowledge to other people so that they can be more confident in using a computer.
I have also been able to help Neath Library staff deliver IT support to the local community.

Volunteering has given me more confidence and helped me regain my skills in another culture / country.

 

Jenny – Volunteer Data Entry Admin

The skills that I have gained have been through data entry with Excel. I have never been that good at using Excel so it has been good to learn new skills. I have learnt cash handling of money, manage a room hire booking diary and so much more.

I have found it very easy to squeeze volunteering into my average week as I set aside one day per week to come into volunteer.  This has now become a good routine for me!

I would like to thank the MCC staff for all the help, confidence and guidance which I have gained through working here for the past 10 months.  I have thoroughly enjoyed working for this charity!

 

 

 

Events Team

Organised, dedicated and looking for a rewarding challenge?

Gain invaluable skills by becoming an instrumental part in planning and delivering our vibrant annual community events.

Join our team of committed volunteers who strive to make our community a better place to live.

Community Befriending

Consider yourself a people person?

Take part in our weekly project, working with lonely and isolated people within our community to build empowering friendship groups that will improve the quality of life, by going new places, meeting new people and learning new things.

This project is in its infancy. Help us reach its full potential!

Eco Team Member

Passionate about the environment? Want to improve Melin Park?

As part of the Eco team you will be given resources and the opportunity to help make our community more environmentally friendly.

Also available to participate in monthly litter-picks to clean up our community.

This opportunity is in association with Keep Wales Tidy.

Company Secretary

Assisting with general admin and secretarial duties, responsible for filing to Companies House and Charities Commission.

To provide direction to the administrator by making sure regulations are followed through.

Good organisational and basic computer skills required.

Assistant Treasurer

To provide support to the treasurer in all manner of financial duties.

Some experience of book keeping/accounts would be beneficial, along with working knowledge of MS Excel.

Trustee Director

Become a trustee of Melin Community Trust and help run our charity by bringing your existing skills and enthusiasm.

Required to attend monthly meetings to help direct the charity.

All backgrounds welcome. Equal opportunities.

Digital Champion

Join Neath Port Talbot’s leading team of volunteers helping people improve their digital skills by providing basic digital support in the libraries across the county.

You don’t need to be a computer whiz kid! All skill levels are welcome.

Remember, you can still help people out even if they’re only 1 step behind you!You will be required find your own travel to the sessions.

Travel expenses (tickets) will be paid to you. See more

Interested? Get in touch. Call us on 01639 683259 or email admin@neatheast.co.uk

 

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