What is MV?

 Volunteering can be great fun, a good way to meet new people and a really valuable experience but how does anyone know that you have actually done it? If you are sitting in a job interview or trying to get on a College course or even just wanting something to stick on your wall to show for the hours you have given, how do you show that you have actually volunteered?

Paige, Hannah and Emma (YVA)

MV is a way of recognising what you have done – the three certificates at 50, 100 and 200 hours. This means that you can show anyone who wants to know how many hours you did, where you did them and when you did them and the Welsh Government stamp on the bottom shows that it is official. In fact, if you complete 200 hours, you even get the First Minister’s signature printed on the certificate!

Above Millennium Volunteers Paige Dean and Hannah Nolan with their certificates, alongside Youth Volunteer Advisor Emma Roberts (CVSC).

Click on this link to see what is and what isn't counted as Volunteering.



You should be! And there is more … if you are volunteering your first 50 hours in a placement related to sport or physical activity (anything from kayaking to welly-boot throwing) you can receive your 50 hour certificate (the first of the three) as an MV50 Sport certificate – this carries the London 2012 logo and is part of the legacy of having the Olympic Games in the UK.
There is a little paperwork to do and you will need to have your hours approved in a placement that we have assessed but not only is this straightforward, you can even do it on-line! There are no exams and all we really ask from you is your time. What could be easier?
If 200 hours sounds a lot, take a quick look at our MV50 page for a taster of MV ...
So you want to become an MV? Great- Click on this link!

For more information Click on the FAQ link!

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Find a volunteering opportunity near you and register your interest. Go on, what are you waiting for? If you don’t try it you won’t know what you’re missing!

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