Posted: Tue 8th Mar 2016

2016 EISTEDDFOD VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 8th, 2016

Do you have a few hours to spare over summer? If so, why not volunteer to be part of the National Eisteddfod team? There are all kinds of opportunities available for people of all ages. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

We are looking for people to help before, during and after this year’s festival, which is held in Monmouthshire. Among the opportunities available are stewarding, working in the ticket office and as part of the Here to Help team, working across the Maes, offering help and support to our visitors. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Details of all the opportunities and the application form are available online, wwww.eisteddfod.wales/volunteering. The closing date for applications is 7 June, at the end of National Volunteering Week. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Eisteddfod Chief Executive, Elfed Roberts, said, “Volunteering is an important part of the Eisteddfod. The hundreds of people who offer their time are invaluable to our work, and many come back year after year to join us. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We have changed our recruiting system this year, and rather than offering stewarding slots only, we’ve created a list of roles and responsibilities across a wide range of areas. There are plenty of opportunities available for Welsh speakers, learners and non-Welsh speakers. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Volunteering at the Eisteddfod is a great experience which can be used when looking for work or other opportunities in the future. We hope to attract individuals keen to gain experience in the different areas by promoting a wide range of roles. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We also hope that our regular volunteers will be attracted by the specific roles as well as the opportunity to work as stewards on the Maes. Our aim is to have an excellent team of volunteers on the Maes throughout the week to help and support our visitors. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“There are a few opportunities available to work on the Maes before and after the week itself as part of the technical team, building and dismantling the Maes. All the information you’ll need is on our website.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod is held on Castle Meadows, Abergavenny from 29 July – 6 August. For more information go online, www.eisteddfod.wales. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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