Celebration youth social action across the UK
#iwillWeek is an annual week to share and celebrate the stories of
young people that get involved in social action by providing a
platform for them to tell their story, in the ways that work for
This November, we call on the public, private and third sector in
Wales to help us share the stories and say thank you to the young
people that give their time to causes they care about in their
community. These young people might be your volunteers, your
employees, your pupils, your family or your friends. However you
know these amazing young people, help them to have a voice and give
them a platform to shout loud and proud from.
- If they are your employees, could they feature as your employee
of the month and tell their story to other staff?
- If they are your pupils or students, could they talk in an
assembly about what difference they make to their community?
- If they are young people that volunteer with you could they
take over your social media for the day and help you to share good
news stories about what you do?
To help you to share these stories and create the
platforms, we have provided a collection of guidance and templates
that can be downloaded from this page.
Launch of 'Youth Volunteering and Social Action
Charter' at the Wales Youth Volunteering Stakeholder Meeting -
15th November in Llandrindod Wells.
A new charter is being launched to encourage organisations that
involve young people in social action and/or volunteering to
reflect and improve on their offer for young people that give up
their time to help their organisations.
The charter brings together insight from young people about how
volunteering can be improved in Wales and is based on the
principles of the Step Up To Serve #iwill campaign and the 9 key
principles of the former Millennium Volunteer Award.
Further information about the charter will follow and it
will be available from the 15th November.
Youth Volunteering Stakeholder Meeting - 15th
This meeting brings together members of the Volunteering Wales
Youth Network, Volunteering Wales Project Board, Youth Volunteer
Advisors Network, WCVA Volunteering Team, Step Up To Serve and
Welsh Government Third Sector Unit. Attendees will receive updates
on youth volunteering in Wales and take part in workshops to
explore improving funding to for youth social action and
volunteering in Wales and explore how to improve the sharing of
If you would like to find out more about this meeting please
contact Felicitie Walls on fwalls@wcva,org.uk
There are nineteen County Voluntary Councils in Wales that can
offer local support to volunteer involving organisations that need
some help considering how to involve young people in social action
Information about local events will be added here as it becomes
available. Please check back regularly.
What we offer volunteer involving
WCVA offers a wide range of support to volunteer involving
Developing an approach to volunteering
For help on developing volunteering we have a range of tools,
information and resources. Please visit here for further
Funding is currently available through the Volunteering Wales
Grants to develop volunteering opportunities. The deadline is the
5th December 2018 - find out more here
Involving young people as volunteers
For advice and guidance specific to developing roles for young
people and funding available for youth led social action please
visit the 'involving young
people as volunteers' page.
We keep volunteering involving organisations up to date via
our website, and also in our weekly newsletter for our members.
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