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]Admin and Office Work, Education and Literacy, Teaching and Training, Computers and Technology, Human and Civil Rights, Older People, The Arts/Culture and Heritage, Disability and Health, Marketing / PR and Media, Mental Health, Suitable for Groups
Looking at the history of disability in the local mining industries since 1850, our Heritage Lottery Funded Canari project team are using their own experiences of disability to put together an exhibition showing how things have changed in our community. As a volunteer you could make a big difference by helping our participants to get the most out of visits to heritage sites like the Senghenydd Mining Museum. You can also choose to join training courses to digitise images, learn presentation skills or help to design our Canari exhibition. Volunteers are now being recruited to take part in the following activities: •Visiting historic sites & helping participants •Visiting research sites, looking at archive items, helping participants •Photographing items, making records of information found •Filming the visits •Training to record our findings & upload them to the web archive •Helping to create digital stories & presentations. •Designing an exhibition using our findings
/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
/ Group activity
/ Opportunity is a one-off
Premises type: Community based, heritage sites, museums, office-based
Transport details: Transport from our offices will be provided for site visits. Volunteers will be refunded for reasonable expenses when working at/travelling to our offices.
Public transport: Harris Coaches 7, Stagecoach South Wales 26
This opportunity is a one-off event:
c 1st Mar - 31st Oct 2018
Requirements: An interest in or understanding of the challenges faced by disabled people would be an advantage.
/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers
Volunteers would be working alongside paid staff and participants to research and deliver the exhibition.
Additional support needs: Both participants and volunteers may be people who experience some sort of disability or mild mental health condition.
Training provided: A variety of training will be offered, dependent upon the role taken on by the volunteer. This will include: • Oral history recording • Digitisation • Filming and film editing • Creative writing • Object handling • Presentation skills
Age requirements: 18+
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:
/ Transport/ Food allowance