Get involved!

Volunteering is all about making a difference in your community, and being an important part of it. But it is also about what you can get from the experience.

Young people volunteer for various reasons:

  • Meet new friends
  • Learn new skills or develop/maintain existing ones
  • Build confidence
  • Gain experience and increase employability
  • Feel the buzz of helping others

Volunteering isn’t all about getting the tasks completed, it often involves a lot of fun too!

We make sure opportunities are of a high-quality standard, so that you as a young volunteer, will get the most out of your experience!

The Start Something Good Challenge - NOW OPEN!

Big Ideas Wales is excited to launch the Start Something Good Social Enterprise Challenge 2021 for young people aged 11-18 living in Wales. The challenge focus is on Social Enterprise – doing something good. We want to hear from young people if they can think of a SOLUTION to something that would have a POSITIVE impact on people around them / in their community. There are two age categories: 11-16 (16 and under) and 16-18 (post 16). The regional winners in each category will have £100 to donate to their chosen local social enterprise or charity, as well as Big Ideas Wales hoodies. One winning idea (in the 16-18 age category) will receive up to £200 as well as mentoring support to help them develop their business idea – plus a hoodie from Big Ideas Wales. For details on how to enter, timeline, useful resources and much more, go to:

Watch our videos for more ideas and inspiration. Just click on one of the three videos you would like to watch.

Are you an organisation looking to involve young people?

Young people can bring many talents, skills and energy to your organisation. We can give support and guidance to you of the best ways to engage with, and retain young people as volunteers.

Informal presentations (all virtual at the moment) can be made to Schools, Youth Clubs, Young Farmers Clubs, Colleges, Careers Wales and in fact any youth organisation who would like more information about Youth Volunteering.

We have useful resources for you:

Community and Voluntary Support Conwy
7 Rhiw Rd, Colwyn Bay LL29 7TG

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