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, and the application process can now be completed online.
We are looking for people to help before and during this year’s festival, which is held in Anglesey. We are particularly looking for new and young volunteers to join the team, as volunteering at the Eisteddfod is a worthwhile work and community experience.
There are a number of volunteering opportunities on the Maes, from customer care roles, which are vital when welcoming visitors to the Maes and helping them with any enquiries, to more specialist roles such as supporting visitors in buildings like Y Lle Celf (visual arts exhibition) and Maes D (centre for learning Welsh). We are also looking for a team to work as Here to Help ambassadors, a role offering help and support to visitors across the Maes.
Details of all the opportunities and the application form are available on our website, www.eisteddfod.wales/get-involved-0/volunteering. The closing date for applications is 12 June.
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 developed our recruiting system, and rather than only offering stewarding slots, we are trying to offer wider experiences which will hopefully appeal to more people.
“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.
The Anglesey National Eisteddfod is held in Bodedern from 4-12 August. For more information go online, www.eisteddfod.wales.