Great People make Great Places – the Volunteer Programme in association with

We believe it's the people that make great places - we work hard to invest in people by providing opportunities to develop new skills; sharing world-class experiences and offering fantastic learning opportunities. By investing in our local people through  we can help Porthcawl thrive.

At the heart of this effort is the Volunteer Programme. The programme is currently made up of the following projects;

  • Place Making Volunteers: Although everyone who volunteers with are making a valuable contribution to the town, we also regularly host fun days and race days for residents and visitors alike. As a Place Making Volunteer you would be on hand to help others have the best experience ever.
  • The Information Hub – this sits on the Promenade sea front and is at the centre of a web of interactive outlets that tell people what's happening locally. As a volunteer, you'll play an important role of welcoming visitors to the area so that they find their mini adventure locally.

And there’s more to come:

  • The Sea Swimming Project: this aims to immerse people in Porthcawl most dynamic environment - the sea! We want people to safely explore the marine environment so that they get to learn and understand what's available on their doorstep. Helping with this project will give you the chance to work with lots of people in the most unexpected situations.
  • The Dementia Project: Our volunteers will support those with dementia and their families to improve their wellbeing through a multisensory environment that draws out people’s lived experience of the coastal environment. Bright colours, interesting sounds and tactile objects will catch people’s attention and spark their memories and personal stories.
  • A Gardening Project: By volunteering with a network of people across Porthcawl, you would make a valuable contribution to help the town bloom.

There are so many reasons to get involved. You might want to get out to meet different people, learn new skills or just make something happen. For more details please contact or call 01656 783579. Follow us on Facebook @ExperiencePorthcawl and Twitter @ExpPorthcawl.

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