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. We really appreciate our trustees who often work behinds the scenes dilligently but also volunteer in the library on a weekly basis various roles. 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..
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.
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.
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.
Details coming soon!
Hi, I'm Sian and I'm a volunteer and trustee. I started volunteering in 2017, and was elected as a trustee in 2020. I'm passionate about reading and enthusiastic about introducing children to the world of books. Working with the library has allowed me to do this, particularly through our involvement in the Summer Reading Challenge. I currently run weekly 1-to-1 reading sessions with children in the library, to help them gain confidence in reading in both English and Welsh in a fun and welcoming environment. It's very rewarding to be a part of this community and to have opportunities to support others.