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.
Click here to download more detailed descriptions about current volunteer roles…
- Ramakanth Heerakar
Ramakanth Heerakar is a student at Cardiff University. He has been an energetic volunteer during the lockdown, helping coordinate students in delivering masks and food parcels.
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.
- Arockia Mercy
Mercy completed her bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering, then was a Software Engineer for 5 years. Her interests in teaching have motivated her to develop creative ideas for our Children’s sessions. She is very keen to follow her passions through TMR.
Punitha completed her Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications, then worked for 10 years in IT field. She’s happily volunteering with us, helping with the Arts and Crafts sessions.
- Indira Krishnamoorthy
Indira was persuaded to complete a Bachelor of Technology in IT, then worked as software engineer for three years. She is volunteering with our Classical Dance sessions and is now happy to teach her passion through TMR.
- Priya Kannan
Priya is a happy home maker and likes to learn something new every day. She followed her passion for sewing and is now a trained dressmaker. Her interests are cooking, drawing, fashion designing, dance, and sports. She has started making and selling homemade foods & snacks as a small business. Priya helps TMR with our healthy eating projects.
“Volunteering with TMR has been one of my most exciting, fun, and challenging experiences. It was my first-time volunteering and I was really excited to learn new things. I have experienced much and learned a lot about Social Media. The staff are really helpful and friendly. Volunteering has made an invaluable impact on my personal development. One of the many reasons I liked volunteering with TMR was the opportunity for growth and development. A special thanks to Sujatha and Sangeetha for this wonderful opportunity…”
“It’s been 6 months I’ve been attending The Mentor Ring. I’ve enjoyed the weekly discussions at coffee morning, learnt a lot from others. I was able to share my experience and learn about other peoples points of view. I made some good friends and am still enjoying the community feel. I began to mentor, and became a volunteer. I gained a sense of achievement in that I might be helping someone. My kids were also involved in the mums and kid groups. By attending The Mentor Ring we were made aware of other groups that are running. I can actually say it’s like a mini family that meet and laugh and enjoy our conversation. Everyone brings something new, and the light hearted setting helped to forget our worries..”
“Volunteering with The Mentor Ring has been a wonderful experience. I’ve met amazing people and learned new skills. Sujatha’s enthusiasm is very catchy and she is very supportive. She encourages you to try new things and motivates you to bring out the best in you. Thank you…”
- Elin Edwards Click here to read in Welsh
“I started volunteering for The Mentor Ring as part of my volunteering module whilst studying for my undergraduate degree. I was only required to volunteer for the Autumn term, however, have found myself still a part of the Mentor Ring family four years later!
Through TMR I have had the opportunity to meet a wide variety of interesting people, which has not only improved my self-confidence but also improved my communication skills enormously. Whilst volunteering I learnt how to communicate with individuals with communication difficulties, such as language barriers and enjoyed the excitement as I never knew who would walk through the door next.
Volunteering for The Mentor Ring also taught me how to prioritise my workload, and most importantly how to work with compassion and in a non-judgemental manner.
These are all skills that I am taking forward and have found beneficial whilst I am studying for my postgraduate degree in Adult Nursing.
Even though I no longer live in Cardiff, I am still able to help with designing leaflets in English and Welsh which is something I thoroughly enjoy, as it amazes me how many different activities The Mentor Ring can offer…”
“Cychwynais wirfoddoli gyda’r Mentor Ring fel rhan o fy modiwl gwirfyddoli tra roeddwn yn gweithio tuag at fy ngradd mewn Seicoleg. Mi roeddwn ond yn gorfod gwirfoddoli am dymor, ond rwyf dal yn rhan o’r teulu pedwar blwyddyn yn ddiweddarach!
Trwy’r Mentor Ring rwyf wedi bod yn ffodus o gyfarfod nifer o bobol diddorol, sydd wedi helpu i i ddatblygu fy hyder ac fy’n sgiliau cyfarthrebu. Tra’n gwirfoddoli rwyf wedi dysgu sut I gyfarthrebu gyda unigolion sydd hefo problemau cyfarthrebu, er enghraifft, unigolion sydd ddim yn siarad Saesneg neu Cymraeg fel eu iaith gynaf. Mi wnes I fwynhau y cyffro o ddim gwybod pwy fysa’n cerdded trwy’r drws nesaf.
Trwy gwirfoddoli mi wnes i ddysgu sut i rhoid flaenoriaeth ar fy ngwaith, ac yn bwyslicaf oll, sut i weithio gyda thosturi ac mewn ffordd anfeirniadol. Mae’r rhain i gyd yn sgiliau yr wyf yn dal i’w ddatblygu tra rwyf yn astudio fy ôl-radd mewn Nyrsio.
Er nad ydw i yn byw yng Nghaerdydd bellach, rwyf dal yn gallu helpu trwy dyluno taflenni gwahanol yn y Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg. Mae hyn yn rhiwbeth rwyf dan yn ei fwynhau, ac mae o yn fy synnu faint o weithgareddau mae y Mentor Ring yn ei gynnig…”