At NPTC Group of Colleges, we make sure that we reflect our Corporate Social Responsibility in our work while embedding community engagement in the day-to-day work of the College, we want to make sure our CSR shows our commitment to using the College’s strengths, skills and expertise to really make a difference to our local communities and have a positive impact on our society.

  • To develop the ethos of employer-based volunteering within the Group
  • To develop and strengthen relationships with community groups in the communities that we serve.
  • To engage with, and support strategies to support safe and resilient communities, with public service organisations.
  • To embed positions in each local authority and respective Public Service Boards to further support staff volunteering opportunities.

As part of its commitment to health, well-being and sustainability, the College has introduced a new policy which will allow employees to take part in up to two days a year of volunteering during work time.

Volunteering Opportunities for Employees and the Public

Litter Picking Hubs

The College is working with Keep Wales Tidy (KWT) and is part of 184-strong Litter Picking Hubs across Wales to support activities on the ground in a sustainable way. Cleaning up our communities, the hubs which are based at Neath College, Brecon Beacons College and Newtown College offer all the equipment needed to carry out a safe clean-up. The kits include litter pickers, hi-vis vests and rubbish bags.

Contact the Keep Wales Tidy reception teams at the following locations for details:

Nature Gardens

In addition, the College has set up nature gardens on the Neath, Brecon Beacons and Newtown College sites, where fresh produce is being grown. The vegetable gardens will help supply the College kitchens.  As well as the horticultural team and students, volunteers are needed to help support the project.

Hafren Theatre, Newtown

In Newtown, there are volunteer opportunities at the Hafren Theatre.

The Theatre is a busy venue, with over 150 events and cinema screenings every year. For each event, a team of dedicated Front of House volunteers work on the doors of the theatre to welcome customers, check their tickets and show them to their seats (as well as a few other responsibilities!).

As a thank you for their help, the volunteers get to see the show that they are helping on for free – that includes everything from live theatre, comedy, live bands and the latest film and National Theatre releases. It’s a great way to see as many performances and screenings as you can without breaking the bank, and to become part of a friendly team of fellow arts lovers.

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