GwirVol is here for you. Our aim is to help you get involved in volunteering and get more from your experience. You can get involved with us in so many different ways, from joining one of our projects to telling us all about what you are already doing.
How to get involved with GwirVol:
Find the volunteering experience that is right for you by searching our database of volunteering opportunities. Our database has over 3,500 opportunities suitable for young people all across Wales.
Get a profile
Get the most from our site by setting up your own profile. Go to My GwirVol now and sign up. Your profile enables you to keep a record of your volunteering, get recognised through the Millennium Volunteers Award and submit your story to inspire others to name but a few of its exciting features.
GwirForce is a panel of volunteers aged between 14 and 25, who are committed to promoting and driving forward youth volunteering in Wales. We’re determined to ensure that volunteering is a valuable, inviting and FUN experience for young people. We’ve brought our experiences of volunteering together to share with other young people how rewarding and fun donating your time and skills can be, and we’re also here to make the voice of young volunteers across Wales HEARD.
Whatever your skills, interests and availability, you can get involved. Whether it’s to build your CV or to make new friends, GwirForce have a range of opportunities for keen young people wanting to make a difference. The list includes event planning, residentials, film-making, marketing, mentoring, recruitment, PartT Army (Participation and Consultation go-to guys), fundraising, even baking a cake or two as well if you feel like it... but there are many, many more – choose your area of interest, let us know and we’ll make sure we put your skills to great use!
Millennium Volunteers (MV) is an award programme that recognises the time you give to volunteering through a 50 and 100 hour Certificate and 200 hour Award of Excellence signed by the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government. As a young person you can register to become an MV through your local youth volunteering advisor or through your My GwirVol profile.
GwirVol has made funding available in each county in Wales for young people to take the lead in developing local volunteering projects. Youth Volunteering Advisors support Local Youth Led Grant Panel’s to distribute grants to local youth led volunteering activities. Every area is led by the ideas and needs of young people and the panels themselves decide on the criteria for the grants, the priority groups and the application process but they are all aimed to develop youth volunteering and seek applications from projects lead by young people themselves. You can get involved by applying for funding in your local area to run a project or by becoming a panel member to help make decisions about where the funding goes.
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