Volunteer

Share your time and talents to help us promote equality and diversity across Wales

 

Volunteers

Diverse Cymru are always looking for skilled and enthusiastic volunteers to help us promote and deliver our services.

Volunteering can be an opportunity to engage or re-engage with the world of work, to learn new skills or refresh existing ones, to gain confidence or just to try something new. We are keen to recruit from groups that are currently or consistently under-represented in the not-for-profit sector and aim to provide a safe and encouraging environment for people facing additional barriers to becoming volunteers.

 

Volunteer Roles Available

Befriending
Our Befriending service is for Black and Minority Ethnic people in Cardiff who are experiencing social isolation due to mental ill health or need short-term support, possibly around a specific issue.

Community Champions and Peer Support
To assist the delivery of outreach training and engagement sessions in community venues and with BME community groups in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to raise awareness of mental ill health, promote mental well-being and promote our services.

Engagement Opportunities
Service User and Carer Forum and Steering Group Members Diverse Cymru is committed to having the Service User’s voice at the heart of our organisation. We are looking to recruit and train people to ensure the BME experience is considered in Mental Health and Social Care provision, including our own services, as well as to future service developments and Cardiff and Vale UHB consultations. So, if you are a service user, or a carer from the BME community, we would value your experiences and expertise in service provision.

Panel Members
We have many requests for the opinions of the BME service users, ranging from recruitment panels for Social Care degrees, to becoming a trustee. Training and support is available to ensure the BME voice is represented in the health and social care system.

Equal Opportunities

We will ask you to complete an Equal opportunities form upon application. Diverse Cymru uses this information, completely separate from any personal information, to ensure that our volunteering opportunities are reaching a diverse group of potential volunteers.

We will only keep the information from these forms for a maximum of 12 months and will not reveal it to any other organisation except under our statutory obligations.

Volunteering and Welfare Benefits

Volunteering should not affect your benefits if the only money you receive is to cover expenses, such as travel.

There are usually no limits on the amount of time you can spend volunteering, as long as you continue to meet the conditions of the benefit or tax credit you are receiving.

However we recommend checking with your local authority or benefits adviser before taking up a voluntary post.