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Volunteer Role Description Volunteer Speaker What is a Volunteer Speaker? Volunteer Speakers have a vital role to play in delivering inspiring and enjoyable illustrated talks helping local community groups to learn more about Penllergare Valley Woods.

What’s involved? Volunteer Speakers will be required to give illustrated talks off site to various community groups. The role will involve: • • • • • •

learning and developing your own illustrated talk/s travelling to local venues and helping groups to discover more by telling stories and anecdotes relevant to the property, its theme and history adapting your talk as necessary to meet the needs of different audiences adapting the presentation of your talk to the nature of facilities provided by the group attending tour guide training and other relevant workshops learning about Penllergare Valley Woods as a whole

Volunteer Speakers will be managed by the Volunteer and Events Organiser and Community and Learning Manager and will be requested to follow the Penllergare Trust's Health and Safety Policy at all times.

What’s in it for you? • • • • • •

Be at the forefront of an exciting project to protect and promote Penllergare Valley Woods as an essential historic and recreational space for Swansea Learn new skills such as communication and presentation and improve your confidence Learn more about Penllergare Valley Woods Meet people from all walks of life and make new friends Become part of a friendly and dedicated team Training courses will be provided to those who are committed to the project

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


This role will suit people who… • • • • • • • •

have an enthusiastic and friendly manner are confident in talking to groups of people are flexible and adaptable have good time management skills are happy using presentation programmes and any AV equipment (all of which will be provided by the Trust) are keen to learn and liaise with various community groups Have an appreciation and enthusiasm for the woods, its history and wildlife have the necessary transport to get to local venues

Want to sign up? We encourage all new volunteers to register with The Penllergare Trust in the first instance. Contact details are as follows: T: 01792 344224

E: contact@penllergare.org

About Penllergare Valley Woods Penllergare Valley Woods was once a famous gentry estate and home to John Dillwyn Llewelyn, the notable 19-century horticulturalist, philanthropist and pioneering photographer. It was Llewelyn’s vision and landscape design in the picturesque tradition that made Penllergare one of the most renowned parks and gardens in Wales. After decades of dereliction and vandalism, the Penllergare Trust was formed as an independent charity in 2000 - completely independent of the local authority and of Government. It has relied in donations and legacies and money raised from activities and commercial operations for income and thankfully it has been supported by a Friends group and many volunteers without whom it simply could not manage. Together with supporters, The Penllergare Trust aims to protect and open to the public Penllergare Valley Woods, a valuable community amenity and asset for the whole of Swansea and beyond. About the restoration project: www.penllergare.wordpress.com About the Trust: www.penllergare.org

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

Volunteer Speaker Role Profile  

Volunteer Speaker at Penllergare Valley Woods