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Volunteers provide crucial services within our community. A large amount of groups, clubs and services would not be able to operate without volunteers. Volunteering can also help with social isolation and will help you feel a sense of achievement and of giving something to your community. Quite often volunteering opportunities will also be social opportunities.
The City and County of Swansea also have a web page dedicated to volunteering.
You can click the button below to find out more information .
If you are looking for more local volunteering, please refer to the rest of this page for opportunities within Clydach.
The Community Council are always on the look out for people to lend a hand. Whether this is to help plan and/or run an event, put Christmas trees up, deliver leaflets or help manage one of two halls. There really is a job for everyone regardless of age or ability. Volunteer roles include:
Full training will be provided to volunteers where the role requires it. Whatever skills or experience you think you have, get in touch with us. We'd be glad to hear from you.
If you are interested in helping in any way, contact the clerk using the CONTACT US tab.
Ty Croeso is a small community project that runs the local Food Bank and Credit Union. Ty Croeso are looking for volunteers to help with these, as well as helping with the welsh conversational group. Get in touch with Ty Croeso to discover more about our work, or if you would like to volunteer or support us financially.
Phone: 077908546890 / 07855259266 / 01792 845942
Swansea Canal Society meet each Tuesday to form work parties that restore the canal and help keep it in a useable condition. The long-term goal of the society is to reopen the canal following its original route to Swansea. Volunteers are also much needed to help run the Kayak and Canoe hire scheme on summer Sundays. A really rewarding role!
Clydach Heritage Centre is a small volunteer-run Heritage and Information Centre based in Coedgwilym Park, alongside the Swansea Canal.
We have a timeline of the village and CDs, DVDs and books and leaflets of local interest as well. You may think you don’t know enough to be of help but you would be surprised at how much you know about Clydach; remember, history started yesterday.
Welcoming visitors, making hot drinks and introducing them to the information leaflets we have available, all these things will help.
We open for three hours on both Saturdays and Sundays right through the year. If you could spare just one afternoon a month it would be a great help to us and you may surprise yourself.
If you would like more information please email: email@example.com
Our Website is: www.clydachheritagecentre.com
Find us, and like us, on Facebook: search for Clydach Heritage Centre
on Twitter you can find us @clydachhtgctr
Forge Fach is based on Hebron Road and is a community hub managed by Walsingham Support Community Solutions. The centre has a play area, multi use games area, an indoor multi use hall, conferencing facilities and a café.
Forge Fach are looking for volunteers to help them run different aspects within the centre, from setting up meeting rooms, helping out in the café or helping with one of their individual projects that run for different groups within our community.
If you think you have something to offer, get in touch with Forge Fach's volunteer coordinator Christina Christie on 01792 845992 or email Christina.firstname.lastname@example.org
The community garden in Clydach is situated to the rear of the Community Hall on Vardre Road. You can also access the garden through the health centre car park. The group meet every Wednesday and the first Saturday of each month. There is no formal joining process, just turn up. A great opportunity to do some gardening and socialise. Each day involves cake , tea and coffee. The garden is for people of all abilities. All that is expected is that you do what you can and no more. The group are extremely friendly and are always looking for more volunteers. The group is organised by Neil Barry who is always happy to answer your questions. Why not give him an email or pop along for a cuppa to see what is involved.
The Friends of Coed Gwilym Park is a constituted charity that exists for the improvement of the park. The Trustees are made up of representatives of the many groups that use the park. Tasks could be to:
Click on the picture to the right to visit the Friends' web page
My Green Valley is a community organisation working to help keep the Swansea Valley green, clean and beautiful. The group is focused on reducing litter, maintaining green spaces, and promoting recycling and environmental projects, It's aim is to preserve both our natural and manmade surroundings.
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