Volunteering is about making a difference in your community, and being an important part of it, so of course it is about what you can do for your community. But it is also about what you can get from the experience.
People volunteer for various reasons:
- You might want to give something back to your local community or a particular group which helped you at a difficult time in your life
- Meet new friends
- Learn new skills or develop/maintain existing ones
- To gain experience and increase employability
Volunteers aren’t paid, there are other rewards for volunteering:
- Building your confidence
- Meeting people
- Learning transferable skills
- Gaining new experiences
- The buzz of helping others
Volunteering isn’t all about getting tasks completed, it often involves a lot of fun too!
We ensure that opportunities are of a high-quality standard, so that you as a young volunteer will get the most out of your experience!
We even have organisations recruiting young trustees with the help of our young Trustee Tool Kit.
ARE YOU AN ORGANISATION LOOKING TO INVOLVE YOUNG PEOPLE?
The CVSC Youth Volunteering Development Officer post is funded through Gwirvol, our officer aims to encourage and inspire young people who become involved in voluntary activities in their local communities, and give them recognition for their volunteering.
If you are an organisation looking to include more young volunteers we can arrange to meet with you to advise you of the best ways to engage with young people, to retain your young people and also best practice when involving young people.
Informal presentations can be made to Schools, Youth Clubs, Young Farmers Clubs, Colleges, Careers Wales and in fact any youth organisation who wants more information on Youth Volunteering.
Tel: 01492 534091