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Maintenance and Housekeeping Volunteer




250 Cowbridge Rd E, Cardiff CF5 1GZ, UK

Your ability to commit to 3 months is highly appreciated

About the Role

As a maintenance and housekeeping volunteer, you will be supporting in and around our
building. Your tasks would involve helping with all our general maintenance including indoor
gardening, painting, sweeping, and so much more.

What you are gaining

  • Meet new people and join a friendly team who are enthusiastic about all things volunteering

  • Use your skills and experiences to encourage others to engage with volunteering

  • Learn more about volunteer-involving organisations in Wales and gain insight in into the ins and outs of working for a charity

  • Be part of us and support us to make a more significant difference together

  • References will be provided if you dedicate three months of volunteering with us

  • If you dedicate a minimum of four hours volunteering a week you get free access to an 8-week mindfulness course

  • Reimbursement of travel fees

  • Free meals and drinks (Conditions apply)

What's involved

  • Keep the centre clean, tidy, and free of clutter

  • Empty bins (put the rubbish outside)

  • Hoover floors, dust, and clean surfaces

  • Ensure the cleanliness of the 2 toilets is maintained

  • Ensure the cleanliness and tidiness of the shop area is maintained

  • Water all indoor plants on a regular basis, and deadhead plants if required

Who is the role suitable for

If you are/have:

  • Able to follow written and verbal instructions

  • Good interpersonal skills & a non-judgemental approach

  • Punctual and reliable

  • Able to work in a team

  • Flexible

  • Willing to uphold the organisation’s values and comply with organisational policies

  • Willing to make use of opportunities given, e.g., for training, mentoring etc.

  • Able to carry out tasks within agreed guidelines

Then you are a good match for the role!

Extra Information


Volunteers will be given induction and training appropriate to the specific tasks to be undertaken.


Volunteers will be offered support and supervision as appropriate, and this is discussed during induction. Arrangements vary according to the volunteer, and may include telephone support, group meetings or one to one review.


  • The development of training and support for volunteers is a high priority for us, in order to equip volunteers with the necessary information and skills to conduct their tasks.

  • Additionally, all volunteers are offered free access to some of the Mindfulness training courses and events run by us.


Expenses that can be reimbursed:


Travel to and from the volunteer placement will be reimbursed at the following rate:

  • 20p per mile by car

  • 10p per mile by motorcycle

If a volunteer uses their vehicle for work purposes the following will apply:

  • 40p per mile by car

  • 20p per mile by motorcycle

Volunteers, who are required to use their own vehicle during the course of their duties, must have a full current driving licence, MOT certificate and business class insurance. Documents must be produced for, and checked periodically by, the Line Manager. Bus and train tickets will be reimbursed on production of receipt/ticket.


Food will be offered from the café if volunteering for more than four hours consecutively, e.g., 10 am – 2 pm.


We provides free tea, coffee and water for all staff and volunteers.

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