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What is volunteering?

• Give some of your time to help others for a good cause
• Establish new activities
• Campaign for good causes
• Improve the environment
• Sports
• Community projects
For an informal, no-obligation chat about interests, opportunities, hopes etc. contact the Gwynedd Volunteer Centre - helping people to volunteer successfully.
Phone: (01286) 672626 or (01341) 422 575
Call in to one of our offices:
23-25 Y Bont Bridd,                  Yr Hen Orsaf Heddlu
Caernarfon                               Y Lawnt
Gwynedd                                 Dolgellau
LL55 1AB                                LL40 1SB

Have a look at these websites: Mantell Gwynedd  Volunteering Wales  Do-It
Millennium Volunteers

The Millennium Volunteers is a U.K. wide initiative designed to promote and recognise volunteering amongst young people aged 16 - 24.
Here are some reasons to volunteer:
• To gain new experience.
• To make new friends.
• To develop new skills.
• To improve work prospects.
• To be recognised by employers, colleges and the local community.
• To enjoy yourself!
And if you are volunteering it is well worth registering on the 'Millennium Volunteer Scheme'
What does it involve?
• You can register locally with the Gwynedd Volunteering Centre. (this involves completing two forms and agreeing to keep a note of all the hours that you volunteer).
• Your aim would be to volunteer for 200 hours in a year. You will be recognised for volunteering for a minimum of 50 hours.
• You can do anything that will help your local community.
• You can volunteer with more than one organisation e.g. reading tapes for the blind, taking part in a sponsored walk, helping with reading schemes ........
• When you have completed 50 hours and 100 hours of volunteering, you will receive a Certificate.
• After completing 200 hours of volunteering in a year, you will receive an Award Of Excellence from the First Minister of The National Assembly for Wales in recognition of your hard work and commitment.
It's your choice - It will not cost you anything. All volunteer expenses will be paid.
If you would like to become a 'Millennium Volunteer', contact us at the Gwynedd Volunteering Centre.
We will help you find a volunteering placement to suit your interest and the time that you have to offer.
Phone :- (01286) 672626 or (01341) 422 575
Email :-


An Exciting Volunteering Opportunity to help children and help develop your career

Are you interested in being involved in a new exciting project to help children and young people in school or in the local library?

We are seeking young enthusiastic volunteers interested in helping children with reading and numeracy, listening to them read and supporting learning activities.  Many of our young volunteers take part in the project and volunteer as part of their career development, to gain work experience, to help while following a teaching or child care course and to gain experience of  working with children.

For further information please see attached Learn Together Cymru - Young People document.

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