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Volunteer Facilitator

We are looking for volunteers who can help us to facilitate workshops, events and training to support schools and community groups in learning about, exploring and sharing aspects of Wales’ peace heritage.

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Learning Resources Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers who can help us to research hidden histories from Wales’ peace heritage over the last hundred years and turn them into accessible learning resources, linked to the Welsh curriculum.

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Current opportunities

Tour guide volunteers             Events volunteer               Blog writers                    Blog editors       

Office volunteers                 Peace survey research volunteers          Hidden history researchers

Students          Temple of Peace Heritage Volunteers

Tour guide volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to lead guided public tours in the Temple of Peace and Health in Cardiff, which houses the inspiring and historical Wales Book of Remembrance for WW1.

Time Committment

This is flexible. You would need to be available around lunchtime on dates agreed between us to provide tours.

What will you do? 

You will be part of a team of volunteers taking groups of members of the public downstairs to the Crypt in the basement of the Temple of Peace and Health, to introduce people to the Book of Remembrance and to describe its history as part of the heritage of the building. You may also  take your tour to the peace garden and out into Cathays Park, to give context. 

Who would this role suit?

This role would suit history or social science students, or people with an interest in one of the following: responses to the First World War, Wales’ role in internationalism and peace, the history of Wales in the 20th Century. Please note that at present the Crypt is only accessible by stairs.

Some of the benefits

You will receive training in communication and presentation skills for undertaking public tours in a heritage setting, and the training day will also develop your knowledge of the history and heritage of the Temple of Peace and the Book of Remembrance. This will also be a great opportunity to gain experience in developing and delivering an interpretive tour as part of an exciting and innovative Heritage Lottery Fund project. 

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Wales for Peace Exhibition Events Volunteer

What will you do?

We will have a range of tasks that we will need volunteers to help out with both before and during events, including marketing and event administration, greeting attendees at events, undertaking surveys, taking photographs, editing and uploading pictures, making video stories, and social media activities during events, and writing articles and news stories following events. 

Who would it suit?

This role would suit anybody with an interest in heritage and/or international development, and a desire to communicate key themes to a variety of audiences. A practical and hands-on approach to event planning will be helpful! 

Some of the benefits

You will gain experience and enhance your skills in planning, event administration and  social media skills, and individual training in these areas will be provided where needed. You will have the opportunity to be involved in an exciting Wales wide heritage project and a chance to collaborate with a number of partner organisations. 

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Blog writers:

Want to get your writing or views to a wider audience or try blog writing for the first time? Contribute to our blog with your reflections on peace and conflict today, local peace builders, original research relating to Wales and peace, and reports on events and exhibitions. Take a look at the WCIA Voices page to see a variety of blogs on international issues.

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Blog editor/s:

The WCIA’s blog site, based on WordPress, is entirely volunteer led and run. We’re looking for a new blog editor for WCIA voices who will also support the Wales for Peace project blog.

WordPress training and support will be given. This role can be based in the WCIA offices or remotely and is a great opportunity to learn/improve blog writing, editing, WordPress skills and volunteer coordination.

This volunteer:

Seeks out new bloggers and encourages them to write about appropriate topics .

Finds and encourages bloggers to attend and write about Wales for Peace events Proof reads and edits blogs, giving feedback to writers where requested.

Uploads blogs with titles, tags and photos Keeps a record of blog writers’ contact details and attributes their contributions appropriately.

Office Volunteers:

Description of role: We are looking for a volunteer to help us with office administration tasks with the Wales for Peace team. You will be based in the Temple of Peace in Cardiff.

Time Commitment: This is flexible, but it would suit someone who can be available for at least 3 hours a week over a 2 – 3 month period.

What you will do: You will have the opportunity to assist us with a range of tasks including creating and updating spreadsheets, using Eventbrite to advertise events and to update spreadsheets on event attendance, updating our mailing lists using Mailchimp, and creating systems for organising office resources. There will also be opportunities to be involved in research and helping out at WCIA and Wales for Peace events.

Who would this role suit? This role would suit anyone who is interested in Welsh History, Peace Heritage or International affairs, who would like to be part of an exciting Wales wide project and develop their administrative skills within a Third Sector setting. You should have some basic IT skills, including the use of Microsoft Office programmes. Training will be given in the use of other IT packages and systems where required.

Some of the benefits: This role will enable you to develop and enhance your administrative skills whilst working in an office on a busy project. You will have the opportunity to make connections with other partner organisations and to enhance your CV, as part of a dynamic and innovative Heritage Lottery Fund project. We can reimburse your travel and lunch expenses incurred through volunteering with us, where they fall within our expenses policy.

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Peace research volunteer/s:

An ideal opportunity to develop practical research skills and add to the peace heritage of Wales! The peace research volunteer will develop surveys and interviews to gather current views on peace and conflict throughout the Wales for Peace project. The survey and questions will be tailored to and used during our events, as well as circulated electronically to build a picture of views on peace and conflict in Wales today. This would suit a volunteer with research skills who would like an opportunity to put these into practice.

Temple of Peace Heritage volunteers

Description of role: We are looking for volunteers who can help us catalogue, digitise and help share the stories from the books, papers and pictures in the Council Chamber of the Temple of Peace. Telling the story of the key role that the organisations housed in the Temple, such as the League of Nations Union in Wales and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, these documents are currently inaccessible and undiscovered. We need volunteers to help us bring the story of internationalism in Wales to the wider public.

Time Commitment: Ideally, you would be able to volunteer for at least 3 hours a week 

What you will do: This role includes registering books in a cataloguing system, and handling and recording archival materials. There is also the opportunity to learn how to digitise key documents and make them available through People’s Collection Wales, and to find out how to produce digital stories based on some of the materials that you will uncover.

Who would this role suit? This role would suit history or social science students, or anyone who would like to learn more about cataloguing and digitising documents, and might be considering a career in the field. It will also suit people with an interest in one of the following: Wales’ role in internationalism and peace, the history of Wales in the 20th Century.

Some of the benefits: Training will be provided in all the skills necessary to carry out the above tasks, and volunteers will have the chance to develop skills that are considered highly desirable in the heritage sector.

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