DVSC

Address:
Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council,
Naylor Leyland Centre,
Well Street,
Ruthin,
Denbighshire.
Ll15 1AF

Email address: volunteer@dvsc.co.uk


About

MILLENNIUM VOLUNTEERING

NORTH WALES YOUNG DRAGONS/DREIGIAU IFANC GOGLEDD CYMRU

YOUTH VOLUNTEERING

MAKING VOLUNTEERING FUN!!!!!

Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council

We promote voluntary action. We can help with:Provision of low cost training courses for volunteers and employees in a fully accessible training suite

  • Funding advice and information
  • Payroll facilities
  • Recruiting and placement of volunteers
  • Circulation of information in our regular newsletters
  • Advice and information to help you run or establish a new voluntary/community group
  • Supporting volunteers to enable them to get more involved in their communities
  • Project Management
  • All areas of Enterprise and Business Development
  • Social Enterprise

Denbighshire Volunteer Centre

The Matching Agency

We help individuals to find the voluntary work that’s best suited to their skills and interests.

We help organisations by promoting their vacancies and finding suitable Volunteers for them.

No Age Limit - No Minimum Time Commitment

Registering with the Bureau has many benefits:

For Individuals:

  • Using your skills and experience to help others
  • Learning new skills
  • Meeting people and making new friends
  • Work experience to help find paid employment

For Groups:

  • Receiving information and advice on good practice, current legislation and new developments
  • Training events to help support volunteers
  • Involvement in Volunteering Support Network meetings

 

About Millennium Volunteers:

  • Are you aged between 16-24 years and are interested in or already involved in volunteering?
  • Millennium Volunteers is a UK wide initiative, designed to promote and recognise commitment to volunteering among young people in the 16-24 age range.
  • Young people can choose from a wide range of volunteering opportunities within voluntary organisations or start their own community project with the guidance of a mentor.

For example:

  • work on environmental projects/arts projects
  • coach a sport
  • put on a play in the community
  • help combat drug and alcohol abuse

On completion of 100 hours of voluntary work the young person will receive a certificate

On completion of 200 hours he/she will receive an award of excellence as a means of appreciation for the hard work and commitment put into the voluntary activity.

Benefits to young people

  • Volunteering is a good way of meeting new people
  • It offers challenging and interesting volunteering opportunities
  • It enables young people to acquire new skills and knowledge and is good for developing personal skills
  • It's a good way of acquiring valuable work experience
  • A young person's achievements will be recognised by employers, colleges and the local community, which may therefore help that person find a job or a place at college.
  • It can help make a positive impact within local communities and increase recognition of volunteering by young people
  • To have fun! (and get the t-shirt/cap/award of excellence)

Benefits to organisations/community groups

Five reasons why you should involve young people in your organisation:

  • They bring in new ideas and enthusiasm
  • They have a different perspective
  • To broaden your reach
  • To change the profile of your organisation
  • To improve your impact

Denbighshire Volunteer Bureau is the local co-ordinating partner for Denbighshire and will advise volunteers and voluntary organisations about.

If your organisation could benefit from involving young people as volunteers you can apply for agrant of £50-£7,000 to develop youth volunteering.

If you would like to become a MV and join a project in your area or start your own, contact us and we will help you to identify volunteering opportunities which best match your interests.

Latest News

17th May 2013

Celebrations of Youth Volunteering

There will be TWO presentation events during National Volunteers Week to celebrate youth volunteering in the North of Denbighshire... Prestatyn and Rhyl area. On Monday the ...

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