Young volunteers can bring a whole new energy, enthusiasm and interest to your organisation. It can also be a great opportunity for someone to learn the skills that will help them follow a career in your area of work. Volunteering is a two-way process and you can get a great deal from involving young people in what you do.

MV runs successfully thanks to a range of organisations that act as ‘Delivery Partners’. This means that they have signed up to the 9 Key Principles of MV and have been recognised as delivering MV. You do not have to be a charity either. MV has always been open to statutory authorities and other government-funded organisations. What is important is that the individual’s volunteering is recognised, not the status of the organisation that is supporting them. MV does have some limits on what can be counted as volunteering.
There are three methods to get involved with MV

Or if you do have any questions please feel free to call David Heald, MV Co-ordinator on 029 20 431 728 or e-mail or visit

1.    Organisations can apply for grants of up to £10,000 to run the programme through WCVA. Further information can be found here:
2.    You can get in touch with Tegan Sollis, Youth Volunteering Development Officer on 01978 312556 or email:  who can help you with become involved in MV
3.    Organisations can apply to run the programme without going through the grants process. To find out more about this and ‘MV Award Status’ visit: