GwirVol is a partnership between the third, public and private sectors, and led by the views of young people in Wales.
The Partnership exists to take forward the recommendations of the Russell Commission. These recommendations are designed to provide a framework to bring about a step change in the numbers and diversity of young volunteers and to give them more and better quality volunteering opportunities.
GwirVol as an initiative aims to:
- Increase the number and the diversity of young people volunteering in Wales.
- Increase the number and accessibility of quality volunteering opportunities for young people in Wales.
GwirForce is a diverse panel of young, spontaneous and fun volunteers aged 16 to 25 committed to promoting and driving forward youth volunteering in Wales.
GwirVol aims to be youth led as an initiative and in order to achieve this, an event was held in October 2007 inviting young people from across Wales to come a find out more about the initiative.
From this event a series of residential weekend events were held to support those young people who were interested in being a part of the initiative. This group of young people decided to call themselves GwirForce.
Are you aged 14-25?
Do you want to do something fun and positive in Wrexham?
Are you part of a voluntary group or in education?
If YES then Gwirvols Den needs you!
We have grants of £500 which could turn your ideas in to reality. All you need is an idea and a bit of creativity to get started, apply for the grant and then pitch your idea to our ‘Dragons’ (our panel).
Why should you get involved?
- looks impressive on a CV
- Make friends
- Do something for others that makes YOU feel good!
For further information or to apply for a GwirVol Youth Led Grant please contact:
email@example.com or call 01978 312556
How can I join?
For more information about GwirVol and GwirForce please visit their website: www.gwirvol.org
GwirForce are now a constituted group, who act as ambassadors for youth volunteering. They attend the GwirVol steering group meetings and grant panels to help make decisions about the overall strategy of GwirVol. They also have their own aims and objectives and are looking to develop regional groups of young people who can promote volunteering to peers and gauge opinions to feed back to GwirVol.
Without young volunteers GwirVol would have no purpose so GwirForce play a vital role in keeping the partnership and initiative in touch with young people and what they want.
This year GwirForce are helping develop merchandise and promotional materials for the initiative and also for themselves as a group. They will soon be looking at running taster sessions across Wales to recruit more members and in the future they hope to develop ways to help organisations develop fun, safe and challenging volunteering opportunities for young people.
- Are you aged 16 to 25?
- Do you like working with other people and having fun?
- Do you have an interest in volunteering?
- Do you want to tell other young people in Wales all about volunteering?
If the answer to these questions is yes then contact GwirForce: firstname.lastname@example.org