Take a look at the six Volunteering Spirit Wales case studies to find out more about the pilot project events that took place and what has been learnt from them.

Across the course of the Volunteering Spirit Wales project, 6 project pilot events took place, in which WCVA worked with Partners looking to improve the involvement of volunteers in relation to certain themes and aims. 

Case studies have been created based on each of the six pilot projects. Together, these are the culmination of the learning from our project.

The pilot projects were:

DSW LogoDisability Sport Wales' Inclusive Futures Regional Sports Camp held in January 2016 was a celebratory event for 120 young people who had taken part in a peer support and mentoring project called 'Roaring With Pride' (ROAR). 


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A large number of volunteers are involved in making the Urdd Eisteddfod a success during the three years of preparation. These volunteers carry out a range of planning roles as members of one or more of the Urdd pwyllgorau (committees). 

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Run4Wales delivers high profile elite and mass participation sporting events in Wales, such as the Cardiff Half Marathon and Velothon Wales. The IAAF/Cardiff University Half Marathon World Championships was held in March 2016.


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National Museum Wales partnered with the Volunteering Spirit Wales (VSW) project as part of their Food Festival at St Fagans National Museum of History in September 2016.





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Partneriaeth Awyr Agored (The Outdoor Partnership, TOP) is a charity whose aim is to widen access to outdoor recreation in North West Wales. The festival in 2016 partnered with Volunteering Spirit Wales (VSW). The pilot project focussed on two elements of volunteer management for the festival:

  • Recruitment and diversity, in particular the recruitment of disabled volunteers, women and young volunteers (<25)
  • Management of and communication with volunteers


VAW LogoThe Mental Health Arts Festival (MHAF) took place in venues across Wales during October and November 2016. Volunteering during the event was delivered by Voluntary Arts Wales (VAW), whose aim is to increase access to creative activities.


The case studies are available for download on the right hand side of this page. 

Other downloads relating to the Case Studies

Disability Sport Wales:
ROAR Competency Score Chart
ROAR Key Competencies Framework
ROAR Project Scorecard - Easy read

Parking 2017 Information Pack
Volunteering Roles

Mental Health Arts Festival: 
MHAF Volunteer role profile 
Support Needs Questionnaire
Volunteer Deployment plan

Event Volunteer Role Profile