Blaenau Gwent Youth Heritage Project

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Blaenau Gwent Youth Heritage Project

 

Ok, so if you live in BLAENAU GWENT,

 

If you are YOUNG, UNEMPLOYED

 

and you want a volunteering opportunity that gets you out and about with other people of your age then this might appeal to you.

 

Not keen on  HERITAGE? How about getting involved in some ARCHAEOLOGY.

 

If that gets your ATTENTION  read on.

 

The project is open to  people aged 16-25. It will involve working on a range of archaeological sites in Blaenau Gwent. After training, the volunteering commitment will be 1 day per week. The volunteer time will be credited towards the Millennium Volunteer Award Programme and is supported by Gwirvol, Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust, Blaenau Gwent CBC,  GAVO and A4E Ebbw Vale.

 

Volunteers can expect training in archaeological site management, recording and maintenance of sites. They can expect opportunities for acquiring skills for the work place, including team building, leadership, self reliance and communication.

 

Once the project is underway there will be one special role for an IT literate person to put the information collected from the sites into a national database.

 

The project also includes the opportunity to put on an exhibition of work and there will be some social and public media training too.

 

Day to day expenses are available (terms and conditions apply).

 

If you have a reasonable level of literacy and numeracy, enjoy being out and about in the open air, and would like to work with professional archaeologists then give Jan a call on 01792 634236 or email janet@ggat.org.uk with Youth Heritage Project in the subject line.


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