07923 986379

CATCH Online

Supporting Families & Communities in Cwmtawe

Volunteer !

CATCH needs more volunteers and helpers.

CATCH now opens twice a week – on Wednesday from 11 – 2, and on Fridays from 11 – 2.

Experience has shown that to deal efficiently and supportively with those who come to us for help, we need at least four trained volunteers to be there (at St David’s Church Hall, Ystalyfera) whenever we are open.

We are therefore looking for more volunteers, to create a team large and flexible enough to respect each volunteer’s other commitments, and to allow for holidays, holidays and unexpected events.

Regular volunteer tasks include:

  • welcoming those who come to us for help;

  • chatting to them to explore their circumstances;

  • ‘signposting’ them to other agencies who may be able to help with their specific problems;

  • preparing food packs for issue;

  • filling in pro-forma record sheets;

  • meeting people who bring us donations;

  • dating and sorting the items donated;

  • entering them up on to the stock system;

  • stacking donated items in a storage system;

  • transferring some records to computer;

  • assisting at ‘Supermarket Days’.

CATCH offers full training into CATCH’s values, safeguards and systems, and an induction period shadowing more experienced volunteers.

CATCH also welcomes potential ‘helpers’, who may attend on a less regular basis, and assist with

  • welcoming those who come to us for help;

  • chatting to them, maybe offering tea or coffee;

  • dating and sorting the items donated,

  • entering them up on to the stock system;

  • assisting at ‘Supermarket Days’.

If you would like to know more, please email

volunteer@catch-online.org.uk

or phone 07923 986379