Young volunteers complete Millennium Volunteer Programme hours!
Date published: 06/03/2018
Young volunteers from Bridgend County Borough have recently celebrated achieving reaching 50, 100 and 200 Millennium Volunteer Programme certificates.
The programme is a recognition scheme for young volunteers aged 14 – 25 who are making a commitment to volunteer. Accredited by Welsh Government, this is an innovative scheme, which emphasises the volunteering achievements of young people.
Through volunteering, young volunteers can get certificates for completing 50, 100 and 200 hours. The 200 hour certificate is the Award of Excellence and has the print signature of Carwyn Jones the Welsh First Minister.
Kyle aged 14 from Bridgend is celebrating completing 200 Millennium Volunteering hours at Tŷ Hafan’s shop in Bridgend town centre. Manager Val Butler, said :“Kyle has enjoyed completing his 200 Millennium Volunteering
“He has done a variety of jobs in store and particularly enjoys doing window displays. He has also volunteered at a number of events including a fun day at the hospice, a Rainbow Run and donation stations. He also raised nearly £200 in a school event.”
Young volunteers at Llangynwyd Rangers Boys' and Girls' Club of Wales Football Club have also been celebrating their Millennnium Volunteer progamme achievements:
- Maisy Fahey Pennel is one of Llangynwyd Rangers Welsh speaking coaches and assists with the under 10s and 11s. She has recently achieved her 200 hours certificate;
- Ioan says” My Volunteering work with Llangynwyd Rangers has been most beneficial to my confidence and development. It has helped me develop new skills and develop my existing skills. It’s been a great way to gain practical experience and help others.” Ioan Jones has achieved his 200 hours certificate;
- Callum says: “Volunteering makes me feel happy because I am helping out. I enjoy the training especially the skills and fitness sessions. I am happy that I have my 100 certificate and want to carry on and get my 200 hour certificate.” Callum Williams has reached 100 Millennium Volunteering hours;
- Evan Thomas has reached 50 hours Millennium Volunteering hours. He volunteers with the under 13s and his personality, drive and ambition encourages players who love working with him.
Read more about the Millennium Volunteer Programme on our website here >>>
If you are aged 14-25 and looking to volunteer, or indeed, if you are an organisation wishing to recruit younger volunteers, call Geraint at BAVO’s Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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