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Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan and taking the first steps in helping us to make a short life, a full life.

Our current Volunteer Vacancies are outlined below. There is a huge range of ways you can volunteer for Tŷ Hafan, and it really doesn’t matter how much time you give. Every hour is precious and gratefully received.

Once you have found a role you like the sound of, you can apply by clicking the title of the general interest and then click the "fill in an application" button.

If you are interested in volunteering for Tŷ Hafan but the role you would like to do is not listed below, please get in touch with us at volunteering@tyhafan.org
We are open to discussing and creating new roles which suit you, your skills and/or experience. 


Overseas Applications

Please note, while we at Tŷ Hafan pride ourselves on being inclusive of all individuals who wish to volunteer, we are not currently a sponsor license holder so we are not able to support any overseas VISA applications.


Useful Links

Ty Hafan's Volunteer Handbook

Volunteering FAQs - Ty Hafan

 

Head Office/Community Roles

Community Engagement Volunteer

Make a real difference to children in Wales with a life-shortening condition by becoming a Community Engagement Volunteer today!

Our Community Engagement Volunteers are an extension of our Fundraising team and act as champions for Tŷ Hafan within their local community.

They are passionate about their cause and eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with others.

Supported by your local Regional Fundraiser, you will help us with various fundraising activities depending on your skills and confidence.

You will receive a full induction and ongoing training, as well as opportunities to meet other volunteers and have fun throughout the year.

We can't wait to welcome you!

Click here to fill in an application form


Considerations:

Age requirement: 18+

Time commitment: Varied based on what you are able to do, but ideally, we would be looking for you to support for at least one day a month

Location: Across your local area


As a volunteer, you could be involved in various activities depending on your preferences, skills and experience, these include:

• Collecting and servicing donation boxes in your area and finding new places to place them

• Attending cheque presentations and giving talks about our work to local groups or schools

• Helping out at bucket collections and other fundraising events throughout the year

• Spreading the word about Tŷ Hafan's campaigns and events to your friends, family and contacts 

• Sharing your passion for what we do with your community


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

To be a Community Fundraising Volunteer, you need to have a good knowledge of your local area and potential supporters, and a genuine enthusiasm for our cause. It would also be helpful if you are:

• Able to speak Welsh (not essential for all volunteers, but we welcome Welsh speakers)

• Confident and comfortable speaking in public about what we do

• Familiar with using social media


Here's what you can expect from our training programme:

• A comprehensive induction by a member of the Fundraising team, including a tour of the hospice to see the impact of your support

• An annual training day at the hospice with tips on delivering talks, updates on policies and procedures, and a celebration of your achievements 

• Regular contact from your Regional Fundraiser and invitations to team meetings and social events

• GDPR training on how to handle donations and cash safely and securely

• Exclusive access to some of our events as our guest;

• Reimbursement for travel expenses


The benefits of becoming a Community Engagement Volunteer:

• It's a great way to increase your knowledge of the charity sector, helping you in your personal and professional development

• You will make a positive impact in your community and beyond  

You can share your passion and knowledge about a cause that you care about with others

You can develop your communication, leadership and interpersonal skills while expanding your network and making new friends.

You can have fun and enjoy the satisfaction of contributing to our purpose

 You will be provided with Tŷ Hafan collateral such as an ID badge, T-shirt, and other branded materials where relevant. 


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a Basic DBS check is required for this role.

Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02920 532 255 or email supportercare@tyhafan.org should you have any questions about the role.  

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

Click here to fill in an application form

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

Crafts Volunteer

Are you creative, enthusiastic and have a passion for making things? Then join us as a volunteer in our amazing crafty workshop!

In this role, you will work with our talented team made up of the Handcrafted project manager and other multi-skilled volunteers to create beautiful, high quality items for our Handcrafted by Tŷ Hafan Etsy shop.

By doing this, you will help us raise funds to support children with life-shortening conditions and their families.

The funds you help us raise will go towards providing care and support for the whole family. This includes therapy treatments for children, respite care for families, and activities and experiences for siblings.

Click here to fill in an application form


Conditions:

Age requirement: 18+

Location: At our Head Office in Sully, Vale of Glamorgan

Time commitment: Flexible - Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays between 09.30 and 5pm


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

We are looking for volunteers who:

•  Can commit to at least 3 hours a week

•  Have sewing skills - hand or machine, embroidery

•  Have a passion for upcycling and craft

•  Are interested in running Handcrafted pop-up shops at events in the local community (optional).


The benefits of becoming a Crafts Volunteer:

•  You can express your creativity and passion for crafts by sharing your skills and talents with others

•  You will contribute to a good cause and make a positive impact on the lives of children and families

•  You will learn new techniques and improve your craft skills by working with other volunteers and experts

•  You can make new friends and have fun while doing something you love

•  You will enjoy a sense of community and belonging

•  You will boost your confidence and self-esteem by seeing the results of your work and receiving appreciation from others


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a Basic DBS check is required for this role.

Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

Click here to fill in an application form


This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

 

Events Volunteer

Do you love meeting new people and making a difference in your community? Are you looking for a fun and rewarding way to spend your time or use your skills and talents? If so, you might be the perfect person for our Events Volunteer Role!

As a charity, Tŷ Hafan organizes many fundraising events throughout the year and we are also represented at wider fundraising events across our communities.

These events include our very own Family Fun Day, sporting events, community bucket collections in exciting venues, and much more.

These events attract thousands of people who want to support our cause, but we also need people who can help us behind the scenes to make them happen! That's where you come in..

By volunteering at an event, whether as a one-off or more regularly, you'll help us raise essential funds for children with life-shortening conditions and their families. You'll be making a huge difference.

Click here to fill in an application form


Considerations:

Age Limit: 16+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Time Commitment: One off, long term, flexible, hours vary with each event


As a volunteer, you could be involved in various activities depending on your preferences, skills and experience, these include:

•  Event set up

•  Event registration

•  Bag drop/stall cover

•  Encourage, cheer on and motivate event participants

Marshalling

•  Handing out medals

•  Bucket collections

•  Support staff to deliver a safe event


 At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership. We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 

What skills will you need?  

This role is perfect for someone who is friendly, approachable, enthusiastic and works well as part of a team.


Here's what you can expect from our training program:

The Tŷ Hafan team will give you all the information you need and help you get ready for the event. You will also receive a warm welcome and ongoing support on the day of the event.


The benefits of volunteering  at an event:

•  You can meet new people and expand your network of contacts and friends

•  You will make a positive difference in your community and support an amazing cause 

•  You will learn new skills and gain valuable experience that can boost your CV and career prospects

•  You can boost your personal growth and development

•  You can improve your health and well-being

•  You will gain free entry to many events

•  You will have a fun day out and enjoy yourself!

•  Commitment is flexible


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

A DBS check is not required for this role.

We'll keep you posted on all the exciting events that you can be a part of. Just check your emails and sign up for the ones that interest you.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

Click here to fill in an application form


This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

Volunteer Administrator (Retail Department)

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We are Tŷ Hafan.

We provide comfort, care and support to children with life-shortening conditions and their loved ones.

Too many families in Wales are struggling through the fear, exhaustion and uncertainty that comes with caring for a child whose life will be short.

At the moment we only have enough money to support 10% of the families who need us.

By volunteering as an administrator, you can help us to reach every family who needs us.


We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help in our busy retail department as we move towards a more modern and sustainable way of working. 

Over 18 only for insurance reasons.

About the role

This role will be based at our main Head Office in Sully. As a Volunteer Retail Administrator, you’ll form part of a team who support our 17 charity shops across Wales.
You’ll support our retail team across a wide range of activities.
This opportunity would suit someone who is looking to gain valuable office-based experience or someone who has office-based experience and is willing to provide their time to support our cause.


Considerations:

Location: Ty Hafan, Hayes Road, Sully, CF64 5XX

Age requirement: 18+

Schedule: Flexible between 9am-5pm, Monday or Thursday


As a volunteer, you could be involved in various activities depending on your preferences, skills and experience, these include:

• Photocopying and printing documents;

• Sorting through files and paperwork;

• Project work;

• Any other suitable ad-hoc administration tasks.


At Tŷ Hafan our people values are working together, demonstrating compassion, providing excellent service and taking ownership.
We expect all colleagues and volunteers to behave with high levels of integrity and to represent our values as a core part of their role. 


Here's what you can expect from our training:

Tŷ Hafan will provide you with a thorough induction and ongoing support.

You can also access training on relevant modules such as data protection and Safeguarding, with scope to complete other relevant training modules as you see fit.


The benefits of becoming a Volunteer Administrator:

• Become part of the Tŷ Hafan team and family;

• Meet new people and make new friends;

• Gain personal satisfaction of giving back to the community and contributing towards Tŷ Hafan's Big Ambition;

• Develop your communication, customer service and problem solving skills by interacting with diverse visitors and staff;

• Boost your CV - professional reference if required after 3 months;

 • Boost your confidence, self-esteem and well-being, by challenging yourself, gaining new experiences and receiving feedback and recognition for your work;

Most importantly - you will have fun, enjoy yourself and feel good about helping others!


Are you ready to join us as a volunteer?

Just click the “Fill in an application” button on the top of this page and complete a simple form.

We will ask you to provide us with the details of two referees and a Basic DBS check is required for this role.

Tŷ Hafan will cover the costs of any background checks and we will contact you with details on completing a DBS, once your application is successful.

We can't wait to welcome you to the team!

This role is purely voluntary and this arrangement is not meant to be a legally binding one or an employment contract.


Providing care and support is something we are only able to do because of the kindness and commitment of our wonderful staff, supporters and volunteers.

Fill in an application

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