Welsh Centre for International Affairs
Gwynedd Volunteer Centre
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]Older People, The Arts/Culture and Heritage
Wales for Peace is seeking personal accounts related to Wales' contribution to peace over the last century. It is a little-known fact that Basque children fleeing the Franco regime were sheltered in Old Colwyn. There is very little evidence of this by now and the idea of the Book Club is to read a novel based on this and other aspects of Welsh History with a group of adults in order to prompt accounts personal to them, their family and friends about this and other periods in history. With the permission of the individual, these accounts can be recorded in a way agreeable to them and they will be included on our website.
/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
/ May have opportunity to use Welsh language whilst volunteering
/ Group activity
/ Required to use own vehicle insurance
Premises type: Housing Association Premises
Public transport: The book club will meet weekly in the afternoons, a set time and day is to be arranged mutually by the group. I've noted all afternoons for now.
Is this role flexible? No, a Welsh speaking presence is required for every session as the novel is Welsh language. An alternative relevant text has been provided for non Welsh speakers to compliment the session.
Min hours expected per week: 2 hours
Min period of commitment: 6 weeks
Requirements: An interest in History and reading of course and enjoying the company of older people as well as university students who will also be volunteering.
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ With other volunteers
The group should contain a mix of tenant participants as well as volunteers from Bangor University as well as volunteers recruited via this advertisement. This will provide a good mix of ages and also continuity beyond term time involvement if the club is a success.
Additional support needs: The accommodation for the Book Club has been designed to comply with the Equalities Act 2010. Accessibility to the text can be arranged in a number of ways.
Training provided: Volunteers will be trained to structure sessions, in gathering "oral histories" and using social media if required.
Age requirements: 18+
/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following: