Volunteers Needed

Taff Rocks are seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the facilitating community workshops and events.

  • Role title: Workshop facilitator 
  • Expenses: Reimbursement of travel expenses 
  • Type of appointment: Volunteer 
  • Reports to: Workshop co-ordinator 
  • Responsible to: Trustees

Purpose of the role: 

To co-deliver / co-facilitate an engaging and varied programme of creative activities, based around rocks and art stones, that contributes to, and enhances our service users experience and wellbeing.

Key tasks: 

  • To assist with setting up, clearing away and deep cleaning before and after workshops, classes and seminars. 
  • To co-facilitate activities that cater to our service users ranging from free-style rock painting workshops to structured classes and seminars. Please note, we welcome ideas for new activities!
  • To provide social support to service users - a welcome, a cup of tea / coffee and a chat. 
  • To sensitively encourage our service users to participate confidently in activities offered. 
  • To assist service users with inspiration and ideas. Our reference library will be available to you and our service users. 
  • To make suggestions for new activities and to support service users to put forward their ideas and suggestions. 
  • To work as part of the team in order to provide better and fairer service to our service users, their families and the wider community. 
  • To respect peoples' differences and actively encourage equality of opportunity in all areas of the role. 
  • To ensure a safe environment for service users, colleagues and visitors in accordance with Taff Rocks' Health and Safety Policies. 
  • To report concerns about wellbeing of service users to the Trustees. 
  • To adhere to Taff Rocks policies, procedures, protocols and guidelines at all times, in particular confidentiality and information sharing. 
  • To work within agreed professional boundaries at all times. 
  • To maintain quality standards in every area of the role. To make user of support and supervision. 
  • To attend meetings. 
  • Flexibility - to carry out any other activities and duties that may be reasonably required in line with your main duties.

Skills and experience: 

Required (R) / Desired (D)* 
  • Teamwork (R) 
  • A creative thought process (R) 
  • Commitment (R) 
  • Communication (R) 
  • Compassion (R) 
  • Time management (R) 
  • Infinite patience (R) 
  • Use of card payment system (D) 
  • Record keeping (D) 
  • Working with paints, paint pens and other art-based equipment (D) 
  • The ability to use Skype** or MS Teams*** (R) 
  • The ability to use WhatsApp messaging service (R) 
* On site training will be given 
** Used for meeting with the Trustees 
*** Used for interview


Initially, Aberfan and Merthyr Vale with a view to extending throughout the Merthyr Tydfil area. 


First Tuesday of every month, 5.30pm to 8.30pm Other times as trustees require with prior arrangements

Support offered: 

  • Induction 
  • On site training of processes and equipment use 
  • Supervision by main facilitator 
  • Employers Liability Insurance cover

What you could get out of it:

  • New skills 
  • A chance to get out, meet people and make new friends 
  • An opportunity to support your community 
  •  Make a difference to someone's life

Other information: 

  • DBS checks may be undertaken due to Taff Rocks working with children and vulnerable adults.
  • Unless you have been barred from working with children or vulnerable adults, ex-offenders are not necessarily excluded from this opportunity. 
  • Taff Rocks actively promotes equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcomes applications from a wide range of candidates, including those with criminal records (excluding above) 
  • Taff Rocks selects candidates for interview based on skills and experience. 
  • Taff Rocks undertakes to discuss any relevant matter revealed on a DBS certificate with every individual seeking the position before withdrawing any conditional offer.

Application process: 

  • Complete application form online, link below 
  • Supply two references

Selection process: 

  • Round 1: Selection based on application for before progressing to next round 
  • Round 2: Selection based on interview, either in person or via MS Teams or Skype 
  • This process should take no longer than four to six weeks before a decision is made.

Application deadline: 

  • Midnight 5th September 2021

Click here to complete the application form