Volunteering Spirit Wales is a two year project funded by Spirit of 2012 that looks to improve volunteering at events across Wales.

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Working with six key partners, the Volunteering Spirit Wales project looked at ways to improve volunteer management at events, using the Investing in Volunteers Standard as a starting point. The project partners were: Disability Sport Wales, Run4Wales, National Museum Wales, The Outdoor Partnership, Urdd  and Voluntary Arts Wales.

This presentation explains the aims, key activities and findings of the project

Evaluation

A baseline survey was carried out in September 2015, with 177 organisations in Wales that involve volunteers in helping out at events.

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Pre and Post event surveys were carried out with volunteers for each of six pilot events and an Analysis of Volunteer Reach and Outcomes is available.
The full Volunteering Spirit Wales Evaluation report will be available shortly

 

 

 Resources

During the project, resources were developed which are now available for general use.

An event volunteering certificate is available on request from volunteering@wcva.org.uk

Here is information about the use of the certificates for volunteersevent organisers and for volunteer centres.   

volunteer skills scorecard can be used to track volunteers' development of various competences through their experience of volunteering, such as at events. An easy read version is available. It can be used in conjunction with the peer assessment scorecard, with a peer mentor/supervisor offering their own observations on how a volunteer has demonstrated skills.

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Guidance is available on how to use the scorecard. If you would like copies, please contact us on volunteering-wales@wcva.org.uk or phone 0800 2888329. The scorecards are free but there may be a postage charge for large orders.

An Event Volunteerng Toolkit has been developed which includes guidance, templates and videos to support anyone who is responsible for oprganising volunteers at public events.

Related Links

Some event volunteering highlights are captured on this video about the Extra Milers who volunteered at the IAAF Cardiff World Half Marathon Championships

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Here is an archive of some articles and videos produced during the course of the project:

Six case stories of event volunteering     June 2017
Melincryddan Community Conference thank event volunteers with new event Volunteering Certificates June 2017
Gareth's story - Volunteering at the Urdd Eisteddfod May 2017
Mental Health Arts Festival: Frances' Story March 2017
Mental Health Arts Festival: Ellen's Story February 2017
Volunteering Spirit Wales Baseline Survey January 2017
High profile multi-sport event for the young athletes in Wales  August 2016
How do you say 'thank you' to your volunteers?  June 2016
Invitation to consultations on Event Volunteering May 2016
Rewarded for volunteering with Cardiff City FC Foundation March 2016 
Inclusive Futures Regional Sport Camp February 2016
Making volunteer surveys accessible to all January 2016
Measuring 'distance travelled' by volunteers Deceember 2015
Volunteering at Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon October 2015 
Network Jobs article - project & EVO role - September 2015
Eisteddfod launch of Volunteering Spirit Wales July 2015 

My experience volunteering at events - video interview with Alex

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