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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

International Solidarity volunteers             Events volunteer               Blog writers                    Blog editors       

Office volunteers                 Peace survey research volunteers          Hidden history researchers

Students          Temple of Peace Heritage Volunteers

International Solidarity: volunteers

Background

The Wales for Peace project asks: “In the one hundred years since the First World War, how has Wales contributed to peace?” As part of answering that question, we want to explore the links Wales has had with other countries, for example, its strong links with Lesotho, Mbale Uganda and Somaliland, as well as links you may discover as you progress in your role.

The role

Support community groups to uncover their own hidden histories of international solidarity. This involves: 

  • Explaining the project to groups and what we can offer
  • Helping them to:
    • Identify the kinds of stories and histories that are interesting to the project
    • Upload and tag historical artefacts (minutes of meetings, publications, photos of events) to People’s Collection Wales
    • Tell their stories through writing, video, audio or other formats o Disseminate their stories through social media and their networks
    • Share their skills with others in their communities/networks who might want to share more stories The role also involves recording their hours and contributions to help us monitor the project.

What support will I have?

An initial induction and introduction to our International Solidarity. Training on how to use our hidden history booklet and several online resources to support you in this role. We will also help you to make links with the relevant groups. We’ll provide regular support meetings and relevant training opportunities as they arise.

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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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