At GCG Library we have volunteers who love books, volunteers who want to promote Welsh and Welshness, we have volunteers who treasure community.
Many of our volunteers have a little time and want to be an integral part of the community - it's a very sociable couple of hours and chance to give something back, plus being part of a friendly, information giving team is a rewarding way to spend part of a morning or afternoon.
lots of our volunteers are building their CV's, their confidence, and their skill set, for example through schools for work experience or for The Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme – see Young Hacks. If you would like to know more about becoming a volunteer, do get in touch on the contact us page.
Through the work of the Trustees we are able to secure grants which have allowed us to employ a part time member of staff who works on different projects (see projects and grants page). These projects have been community based, setting up clubs, promoting Reading Schemes and many aspects of highlighting the importance of reading and books & addressing community needs. The staff member also does all the Marketing, and Events & currently Website building for the library.
We have a robust loyal group of Trustees who, as volunteers, keep our library running throughout the year, making the decisions about safety, organisation, events and fundraising and securing grants which allow for the extra co-ordination of a part time worker and for equipment and new books. If you would like to know more about becoming a trustee, see what they do, who they are... read on (below) and then do get in touch on the contact us page.
Who are the Trustees?
I'm Martin Locock: I am the Hon Chair of Y Lolfa and concentrate on funding applications. I work for the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. I live in GCG and run Y Lolfa's creative writing group..
Shwmae, I’m Debbie, I became a Trustee in 2016. In my current role as the Treasurer, I take care of the money side of things! It’s greatly rewarding to be a part of our wonderful community library and I think that reading brings so many opportunities. I enjoy the adult book club and seasonal fayres in the community hall.
Hi, I’m Siobhan a mother to 3 boys and I live locally in the village of GCG. I love nothing more than picking up a book and getting lost in a story. I became a trustee roughly 2 years ago as I wanted my children and hundreds of others to experience going to a library and finding a great book to read as I had done when I was younger.
Hi, I'm Jenny and I'm the Secretary for Y Lolfa and feel passionately about giving our community as wide an access as possible to books and reading. During the day I'm an archaeologist and I love our local history group on Facebook.
My name Anthony Hall and I am interested in reading, knowledge and computing. I am involved with the Y Lolfa library because I want to help the public with using the library or using the internet for public services and to catalogue the books in the library to make it easier to locate second-hand books and the library’s own books.
I'm Siân and I'm in my final year studying English Literature at university. I love reading, music, and theatre. Joining Y Lolfa's Young Adult book club in 2016 gave me the opportunity to volunteer as a Reading Hack for the library's Summer Reading Challenge events. I've continued to be involved with Y Lolfa since then because it provides a strong sense of community and offers a space to share my passion for reading with others.