13 Mar 2017
An event volunteering certificate has been developed as part of the Volunteering Spirit Wales project, a project looking to improve the involvement and management of volunteers at events.
As many volunteer managers know, recognition is a key aspect of
working with volunteers, and as such recognition forms one of the
six themes of the project. Volunteers at events will often be
thanked personally for their contributions, but it can be hard,
particularly at bigger events, to personally thank every
The new certificate allows for volunteers at events to be
recognised and thanked, with something tangible that can also be
kept as a memory of their experience volunteering at the
The certificate is available for organisations to use with
volunteers of all ages. In the case of young volunteers aged 14-25
years old, the hours volunteered at events can contribute towards
Volunteers (MV) hours.
While people who regularly volunteer for an organisation are often
recognised with methods such as MV certificates, resources like
this have not previously been available for event volunteers.
Youth input has contributed to the design of the certificate,
following work with Disability Sport
Wales and focus groups with their young volunteers. The final
certificate design is colourful, eye catching, and designed with a
range of events in mind, with images following themes of sport,
drama, festivals and more.
The event certificate is now on the WCVA website and can be viewed
here. You can also find guidance on the use of the
Volunteering Spirit Wales is a 2 year project funded by Spirit
of 2012 which aims to improve the quality of volunteer involvement
in public events. It is focussing on different aspects of volunteer
management through six pilot studies undertaken with partner
organisations and involving six different events around
For more information or to order certificates please get in touch
with Althea Cooley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Recognition of volunteers is central to this year's Volunteers Week with the theme 'you
make the difference' encouraging organisations to thank their
volunteers and celebrate the difference they make. Volunteers Week
2017 will take place from 1-7 June.