Charter for Youth Volunteering

The Youth Volunteering Charter for Wales is the first of its kind in Wales. It sets out to develop and safeguard young volunteers in their placements and also let both Volunteer and organisation alike, know what to expect from each other.

The Charter was written back in April 2012, in a cold and cramped Log Cabin in Goytre, Port Talbot. GwirForce wanted to safeguard volunteers in Wales but also set out some guidance and good practice for the volunteer and organisation in regards what to expect from each other. 8 hours, several bags of crisps, various discussions and a lot of coffee later and a charter was born.

Since then we have sent the charter out for consultation and to date has been presented to the First Minister and also signed by UNA exchange and Dyfodol.

At our recent launch event, four more organisations, StreetGames UK, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Wales, Wales Council for Voluntary Action and the Council for Wales Voluntary Youth Service signed up to the Charters core aims and will endeavor to promote and practice its principles, wherever possible in their work with young volunteers.



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