The work of the Mentrau Iaith depends a great deal on the commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers.
Do you want to volunteer for the Welsh language in your community?
There’s many ways to do so:
- Form an Area Committee through your local Menter Iaith
- Volunteer at one of the Mentrau’s large festivals
- Be a part of your local Menter’s Managing Board
- Volunteer to help out at one of the Mentrau’r clubs e.g. sports, youth club, drama etc.
- Attend events for Welsh learners, so they have a chance to socialise with other Welsh speakers
We also support programmes like Volunteers of the Millenium and the Welsh Bac. If you’re interested in volunteering with your local Menter Iaith to strengthen the use of the Welsh language in your area, then contact us today!
Here are some examples of how you can volunteer with the Mentrau Iaith:
Meet the Team
Project Volunteer for Menter Iaith Môn
“Volunteering with Menter Iaith Môn really opened my eyes to the many activities that are being organised in different communities across the island, all to promote and support the Welsh language. I feel that the Menter Iaith really makes a difference in the community, and I wanted to be a part of that excitement.
By now Menter Iaith Môn means a lot to me as it gave me the opportunity to develop my communication skills, allowed me to work with others and solve problems. The Menter Iaith allowed me to do what I enjoy doing, such as working with children, teaching people about the importance of the Welsh language, communicating confidently with the public, and much more.”
Occasional Volunteer for Menter Iaith Sir Ddinbych
“Many people question the point of volunteering and working for free, but I wouldn’t have had the experiences I’ve had without working with the Initiative and meeting all the people over the period with them. The experiences have been endless since starting there, the work covered a wide area with many ages. It was a great experience to be able to be part of Menter Iaith’s work, as it emphasises the fun to be had in using the Welsh language professionally and socially.”
Cerys Wyn Thomas
Volunteer at Gŵyl Canol Dre, Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr
“Volunteering with Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr was great, and has opened many doors. I had a lot of fun, and it was a chance to develop so many different skills including organisation and communication. Volunteering at Gŵyl Canol Dre in Carmarthen was great for my CV and to promote the Welsh language.”
Chari of Menter Iaith Conwy Board
“The Mentrau Iaith are volunteer organisations, with all our board members doing this voluntarily as they feel strongly about Welsh in their communities.”