10 Nov 2017
This big, and sometimes controversial question, is on the agenda for discussion at the next meeting of the Volunteering Wales Network on Thursday 16 November. The Network is preparing a paper for presentation and discussion at WCVA Gofod3 event in Cardiff next March.
Public bodies need to work more closely with local communities
and Third Sector organisations in order to maximise effective
delivery of a range of public services, in the light of reducing
budgets but increasing need.
And the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act encourages
longer term thinking, greater collaboration and an eye for
preventative interventions where possible.
Volunteers have much to contribute to the welfare of our
communities, but volunteer programmes need proper planning, scoping
and resourcing. Volunteers should not be regarded simply as 'free
labour' but allowed to develop meaningful services
The Volunteering Wales Network welcomes those who have an interest
in national volunteering policy and practice in Wales. It meets
three times a year by video conference in Cardiff, Rhyl and
Aberystwyth and members keep in touch by email in between meetings.
You are welcome to join the mailing list and come to meetings as
and when availability allows it, or when something relevant to your
interests is on the agenda.
For more information about the Network contact Fiona Liddell firstname.lastname@example.org