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What do volunteers do?

As a volunteer with Planning Aid Wales, you can choose to get involved in a variety of activities:

  • We provide a telephone and email Helpline service which provides eligible callers with advice and support across the spectrum of planning issues. Much of this work is done by fully qualified planning volunteers.
  • Volunteers help deliver training and other support to community groups. For this, we need experienced, qualified planners, and also people with facilitation, training and mediation skills.
  • Planning Aid Wales produces a range of guidance publications and learning materials to explain the planning system to lay people. You can volunteer to write publications content, or as a non-planner you can help with translation, proofreading or illustrations.
  • You can also volunteer to serve as a Director on the Management Board of Planning Aid Wales. For this, we need people who have experience in managing organisations, raising funds, community development, etc. Please note that planning expertise is not necessarily required.

Volunteers can choose how much time they want to commit and on which subject areas they want to work. Some deliberately choose to broaden their horizons by working in areas they wouldn’t normally come across in their day job.

Planning Aid Wales also offers volunteers opportunities for free and low-cost training, which together with casework can count towards your continuous professional development.

For information on volunteer activities and the application process, please view the following document:

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Information for people interested in volunteering – January 2013

If you’d like to know more about volunteering with Planning Aid Wales, contact Angharad Hobbs on 02920 625 004 or by e-mail.

If you want to register to become a volunteer, please complete the online volunteer application form by clicking here.

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