GwirVol is a uniquely diverse partnership in Wales, for promoting, supporting and driving forward youth volunteering, led by the views of young people through our youth-led partner GwirForce.

GwirVol is a partnership between the third, public and private sectors, and led by the views of young people in Wales. The Partnership exists to take forward the recommendations of the Russell Commission. These recommendations are designed to provide a framework to bring about a step change in the numbers and diversity of young volunteers and to give them more and better quality volunteering opportunities.

GwirVol as an initiative aims to:

  • Increase the number and the diversity of young people volunteering in Wales.
  • Increase the number and accessibility of quality volunteering opportunities for young people in Wales.

Youth Volunteering Advisors

There are 22 part-time Youth Volunteering Advisors (YVA’s) in Wales. The YVA’s aims are to help organisations develop more and better quality volunteering opportunities for young people and to recruit and place young people into these opportunities.

Please visit www.gwirvol.org for more information.


GwirForce is a diverse panel of young, spontaneous and fun volunteers aged 14 to 25 committed to promoting and driving forward youth volunteering in Wales.

How can I join?

Are you aged 14 to 25?
Do you like working with other people and having fun?
Do you have an interest in volunteering?
Do you want to tell other young people in Wales all about volunteering?

If the answer to these questions is yes then contact GwirForce: gwirforce@hotmail.co.uk

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