Tir Dewi was formed in response to a growing and serious need for someone to help the farmers of West Wales in difficult times. Rev Canon Eileen Davies and Bishop Wyn (now retired) agreed that something had to be offered and Eileen was tasked with establishing Tir Dewi as a helpline, listening service and sign-posting service.
It is the volunteers at Tir Dewi that enable us to provide this service and make a real difference to farmers’ lives. Without the commitment, passion and empathy of our volunteers we would never be able to help anyone.
Volunteers come from a range of backgrounds but all have a link to the work of Tir Dewi in some way. Some have a background in farming, some have worked in a support service while others have a counselling or mental health background. This range of skills and experiences means that we are able to help with a wide range of requirements from listening to helping to find the right practical support.
All volunteers have had training in the service and are capable of being a first point of contact with Tir Dewi. Thereafter we work as a team, getting the right volunteer in to help in the best way possible.
Volunteering might be anything from spending time at a Livestock Market telling farmers about Tir Dewi to answering the Helpline or even working with individual farmers to help resolve their problems.
If you feel you have the skills and time to do any of these then please get in touch with Tir Dewi.