Volunteering Projects…

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At Neath Port Talbot CVS, we have a number of new and on-going volunteering projects and schemes:

If you are interested in finding out more information about any of the below projects please complete this form
or contact the relevant Development Officer named in each project tab.

Employee Volunteering DaysNext Steps (25+) ProjectFamily Support ProjectChildren in Need Volunteer ProjectSocial Services Volunteering SchemeNPT Youth FundMillennium VolunteersCruse Bereavement CareThe United Nations Volunteer Program

Employee Volunteering Days…

Is your business, company or organisation looking for an innovative team building experience?  Employee Volunteering Days are an opportunity to build a strong team, build confidence, experience a real sense of achievement and make a difference in the community.

An Employee Volunteering Day will:

  • Help employees develop professional and personal skills
  • Increase motivation by providing positive experiences
  • raise the profile of your business or organisation in the wider community
  • Demonstrate your commitment to corporate social responsibility
Contact Neath Port Talbot CVS Volunteer Centre on 01639 631246 to find out more.

Next Steps (25+) Project…

Are you aged 25+ and live in a non-Communities First area?

Have you got a work limiting health condition, but would like to increase your confidence or gain new skills through volunteering, participating in group or community activities and training?

If so ….. we can help by:

  •  Assisting you to access local services specific to your needs
  •  Working with you to draw up a personal Wellbeing Plan
  •  Encouraging you to be part of group activities
  •  Improving your confidence and self esteem
  •  Increasing your employability and helping you to step closer to the labour market
  •  Providing volunteering and supported volunteering opportunities
  •  Offering training opportunities tailored to your needs
  •  Assisting you with Employability Skills training

For further information please contact Nia Dix-Williams on 01639  631246 or niadw@nptcvs.org.uk.  For more information on other EU funding please click here.

To view the Welsh European Funding Office (WEFO) guidelines, please visit:
http://gov.wales/funding/eu-funds/2014-2020/delivering-your-project/publicity/?lang=en

Family Support Project…

In partnership with Neath Port Talbot Children’s Social Services we are running a volunteering project which aims to provide time limited, low-level advice and support to families who are currently involved with Children’s Services. The project aims to empower families to engage in actions that improve confidence and self-esteem, increase social inclusion and better manage difficult situations within the agreed timeframe. Volunteers will commit their time to a family in order to meet the stated aims. Appropriate training and support will be provided.

For further information about this project please contact:

Gaynor Rosier via Telephone on 01639 631246  or email:  RosierG@nptcvs.org.uk

Children in Need Volunteer Project…

We recruit and support individuals to become a volunteer befriender who gives support to a vulnerable young person aged 16-18 years. The young person each volunteer supports may be experiencing a number of challenges such as caring responsibilities, being in care, mental health issues, problems with drugs and alcohol or a lack of confidence. Volunteers will offer the young person a listening ear, and take part in appropriate activities as requested by the young person. The volunteer may also support the individual in relation to their personal development by supporting the young person to undertake activities that will assist their college work or assisting the young people to volunteer.

For more information please contact Gemma Richards on 01639 631246 or email GemmaR@nptcvs.org.uk .

Social Services Volunteering Scheme…

Recruits, supports and trains volunteers on behalf of Neath Port Talbot Social Services Department.  Volunteers can be linked with either individuals or groups of people who have been referred by Social Services.  These could be older people, those with physical or learning disabilities and those with mental health problems.

For more information please contact Delyth Kealy DelythK@nptcvs.org.uk / 01639 631246.

“ She is a lovely lady – she’s wonderful – she takes such a lot of my worries from my mind.”

NPT Youth Fund…

Neath Port Talbot Youth Fund is a group of young people who volunteer for a very important role, awarding grants of money to young people’s projects in Neath Port Talbot.

The Panel is run by young people, for young people, and has the power to award £50 -£1000 per project! Young people who volunteer with the panel have the chance to get involved in all sorts of different activities, from training days and designing a logo for the project! If you would like to volunteer with NPT Youth Fund, please contact Sue Ireson, at Neath Port Talbot CVS on 01639 631246 or SueI@nptcvs.org.uk

Also, if you are a young person who is interested in applying to NPT Youth Fund please contact Gemma Richards GemmaR@nptcvs.org.uk / 01639 631246 or check out our Grant Schemes Page

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Millennium Volunteers…

Millennium Volunteers (MV) is a programme designed to recognise and celebrate the volunteering contribution of 14-25 year olds across Wales. The aim of the programme is to encourage young people to take part in one or more volunteering opportunities that can offer them the chance to gain certificates for 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering.

Interested in volunteering in a sporting environment? MV50 Sport is part of the MV Award and offers recognition to young people who volunteer for at least 50 hours in a sport based setting.

For more information on the MV programme contact GemmaR@nptcvs.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care – Volunteers Needed…

Cruse Bereavement Children & Young People’s service needs more Bereavement Volunteers across the whole of its area… could YOU help fill that gap?

Would you like to:
Help support a bereaved child or young person?
Share your skills & knowledge with a group of caring individuals?
Gain training & experience in bereavement support?
Experience a sense of pride and satisfaction for the time & support you give?

The United Nations Volunteers Program…

The United Nations Volunteers Program has launched its flagship report, subtitled “Transforming Governance”. The State of the World’s Volunteerism Report 2015 is the first global review of the power of volunteer voices to help improve the way people are governed.

Drawing on evidence from countries as diverse as Brazil, Kenya, Lebanon and Bangladesh, the UN report shows how ordinary people are volunteering their time, energies and skills to improve the way they are governed and engaged at local, national and global levels. Better governance at every level is a pre-requisite for the success of the new set of targets for future international development, the Sustainable Development Goals, which are due to be agreed at the United Nations in September 2015.

The post-2015 development agenda calls for greater civic participation and engagement.  The report makes a compelling case for volunteers as catalysts of civic engagement in development processes, making them integral agents of change for sustainable development.

The United Nations Volunteers will organise events worldwide within the next several months. We hope that there will be opportunities in Wales also to discuss and debate the issues that are outlined in the report.

The report and the executive summary are now available at www.volunteeractioncounts.org/SWVR2015