Volunteering is about giving your time to a good cause. You don’t get paid, but you do get the chance to use your talents, develop new skills, and experience the satisfaction that comes from making a real difference to people’s lives, as well as your own. Volunteering is a wonderful way to make a difference in the community. You will get opportunity to meet new people and learn various cultures. TMR offers a range of volunteering opportunities for you to choose that suits you in terms of time, accessibility , interest and growth. Lots of people volunteer in our projects , giving their time to help improve the social and economic lives of the community members who are vulnerable and gain new skills, experiences.


 Volunteers and Testimonials

Gowri Das Lovely

Volunteering at The Mentor Ring was one of the most enriching experiences of my life. From the moment I stepped into the organization, I was welcomed with open arms and a sense of purpose. Throughout my time there, I had the opportunity to work alongside passionate individuals dedicated to making a difference in the community.
One of the most rewarding aspects of the working with TMR was the hands-on experience I gained. Rather than just observing from the sidelines, I was given meaningful tasks and responsibilities that allowed me to contribute to various projects. Whether it was organizing events, assisting with administrative tasks, or creating posters etc. , every day presented new challenges and learning opportunities.
Moreover, the supportive environment fostered by both staff and fellow volunteers made the experience even more enjoyable. I felt valued and appreciated for my contributions, which motivated me to strive for excellence in everything I did. Collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds also broadened my perspective and taught me the importance of teamwork and communication in achieving common goals.
Beyond the practical skills I acquired, the internship also helped me develop personally and professionally. I learned to adapt to different situations, think critically, and solve problems creatively. Moreover, interacting with individuals from various walks of life taught me empathy, patience, and the value of kindness.


Christopher volunteers with TMR on community events and educational activities, reading poetry and teaching origami.

He’s volunteered previously with the Oxfam Festivals team and as a counselor with Hackney Victim Support. Outside of TMR he works on film sets as a Supporting Artist and in Stadiums on hospitality.

For fun, he’s a voracious reader likes rambling in nature and building Lego.


Gerda is studying Education, Psychology and Special Educational Needs at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

She started dancing salsa, bachata and Kizomba in 2016. She supports TMR in group mentoring with Salsa & Bachata Dance. Dancing has many benefits, including stress relief, weight loss, improving body and mind.


Volunteering with TMR has been incredibly rewarding experience. From the moment I joined, I have gained valuable skills and contributing to something greater for myself. Through my experiences, I’ve gained insights into issues such as canva, handling sessions, social media, deepening my understanding and empathy. I am grateful for the chance to be part of such a dedicated and compassionate team, and I look forward to continuing to volunteer with them in the future.



Since January 2023, Sneha has been  a facilitator at the after school children’s activity club conducted by TMR.

This free of cost activity is held at Cardiff’s Yemini centre once in a week. Children between the age of four and twelve were engaged in different fun and educational activities.  

Sneha enjoys playing different games like word search,  hang man out, connect 4,  Lego, riddles with the children. 

“Overall, it was pleasure working with the wonderful TMR team. I made new colleagues and friends. This job helped me to boost my confidence. Furthermore, this experience helped me to secure a part time job as a lunchtime supervisor in a school. I will also recommend others to get involved in voluntary activities conducted by TMR. I wish TMR all the best for its future activities.”



“Volunteering has provided me with a wide array of skills in the UK. As a student from abroad, it has given me opportunities to interact with members of the local community. I have learnt things from others and I hope with my help, some of them may have even leant from me. My volunteer work has allowed me to assist individuals and organizations with a variety of IT-related tasks, from setting up programs to troubleshooting issues.Creating the various posters and leaflets on Canva allowed me to be creative and provided a insight into the wide range of events and activities The Mentor Ring are involved with. Apart from the office work, we were given opportunities to interact with the local community at healthy eating sessions and through supporting the badminton tournament. All in all it has been an extremely useful experience providing an insight into the behind the scenes work involved with charities.”



“Volunteering in the IT field has been an incredibly rewarding experience. As an IT volunteer, I have had the opportunity to help others with their technological needs, whether it is setting up new software or hardware, troubleshooting issues, or simply explaining how to use a program. I have found that many individuals, particularly those from older generations, struggle with technology and often feel intimidated by it. As a volunteer, it has been fulfilling to help these individuals overcome their fear and learn to use technology with confidence. Seeing someone become more independent and self-sufficient through technology is truly gratifying.

“Additionally, as an IT volunteer, I have been able to use my skills and knowledge to benefit a variety of organizations and causes. Whether it is helping a non-profit with their database management or assisting a school with their computer systems, every project feels like a contribution to a greater good. In addition to the satisfaction of helping others and contributing to meaningful causes, volunteering in IT has provided me with opportunities to learn and grow. The ever-evolving nature of technology means that there is always something new to learn, and volunteering has allowed me to stay current and expand my skillset. Overall, I would highly recommend volunteering in the IT field to anyone who has a passion for technology and a desire to help others. It is a truly impactful and fulfilling experience.”



“My volunteering began at TMR in June 2022.  It has been a huge learning curve, allowing me to gain experience, increase my confidence and made new friends. I have also grown well acquainted to the Butetown Community. Volunteeering has enabled me to gain valuable skills . I have  helped with the running of the website, posting events and learning how to use excel spreadsheets. During this short time, I have gained invaluable computer skills which I plan to be able to use in my future career.”

Neelam Profile


Ever since I joined The Mentor Ring, I have met various team members and was introduced to various task they do and the areas where I can help them with. Although, I go there only once a week,  I have been assigned with a few tasks which has left me with room to grow.

 I am looking forward to learning more as I do enjoy my time volunteering at The Mentor Ring. Also I am trying to improve as well as acquire new skills. I am trying to make relationships with team members and engage with the community events whenever possible.

 I have always been inspired by people working in the organisation that goes towards and beyond the support and growth of their local community.  The chance to be involved and to see the community evolve is great and enriching. And I am grateful for this opportunity.

Cheryl profile


I have had the honor  and pleasure to starting work as a  volunteer  with TMR  team since the mid of 2022 , because TMR  always looks forward to providing the best to serve the community  and people of all ages and backgrounds in our lovely city.

Owen Evans

I have been volunteering at The Salad Garden in Bute Park for three years and I enjoy gardening. This is a good opportunity to meet new people and to improve on my existing gardening skills. I am also involved with a project where we are planting up an orchard. I was introduced to my work mentor at Cardiff City Centre library through The Salad Garden and it was here that I was given the opportunity to work as a volunteer at The Mentor Ring. I graduated from Cardiff University in 2009 with a Physics degree, I then worked several different work placements as a junior finance and accounting professional. It is my aim to return to office work and to gain accountancy qualifications. I see my volunteering work as a great way to prepare me for my career, I am also improving on my core skills and I enjoy working as part of a team.