Why Volunteer?

Volunteering is a great way to improve your skills, meet new people, experience  interesting things and make a difference. Wales has a long tradition of people giving up their time and using their expertise to support and the grow Fair Trade movement.

Why not get involved and help spread the word!

What can I do?

Volunteer for your local group

Fair Trade groups are the backbone of the Fair Trade movement in Wales. Representing a cross section of the community, they work hard to gain and keep Fairtrade status for their area. It gives you the chance get to know your community better by taking part in fun campaigns activities and meeting regularly with other group members to plan your campaign.  You’ll learn about the huge impact Fair Trade is making for over 7 million people worldwide and help spread the word. All this and it’s a lot of fun too!

To find out about your nearest group check out our Fairtrade Towns page which has the contact details you need. Don’t have a local town group? Don’t worry you can find details of Fairtrade County groups here.

Fairtrade School Assessor

Want to help create more Fairtrade Schools?  Assessors are much valued volunteers who assess applications from schools aiming to achieve the Fairtrade Schools Award, a scheme ran by the Fairtrade Foundation. Applications are completed online so volunteers can assess via their own computers. Full training is given via telephone and volunteers are able to work on applications in their own time and from any chosen location. The Fairtrade Schools Award is a fantastic way for schools to teach, learn and get active with Fair Trade and, of course, plays a vital role in our Fair Trade Nation. Why not help more schools achieve Fairtrade status? Please get in touch with the Fairtrade Foundation by emailing schools@fairtrade.org.uk .

What the volunteers say…

Sharron Hardwick, School Speaker“The great thing about volunteering is that I’m involved in something I love: Fair Trade! It does not matter what your skills are there is always something you can do. If you have a passion for fairness and want to use your skills and talents I highly recommend that you give it a go because together we can make a difference!”

Sharron Hardwick, Volunteer