Millennium Volunteers Programme

Millennium Volunteers is a UK wide initiative designed to promote and recognize volunteering among young people aged 14 and 25.

Aims of Millennium Volunteers

  • Offer challenging and interesting volunteering opportunities for all young people.
  • Enable young people to acquire new skills and knowledge and develop personally.
  • Increase recognition of volunteering by young people in the community.
  • Set a standard for volunteering opportunities in Wales.
  • Make a positive impact within local communities.
  • Encourage ownership of the programme by young people.

What does it Involve?

  • You make a commitment to volunteer for 200 hours.
  • You can choose to work in a voluntary organisation or group or get together with friends and run your own project.
  • You can do anything which will help you, your group and the community for example:

    • Work on an environment project
    • Arts project
    • Coach a sport
    • Put on a play for the community
    • Help combat drug and alcohol abuse
    • Campaign for a good cause
    • Set up a new youth activity in your community

What’s in it for you?

For 100 hours of volunteering you will receive a certificate of recognition. For 200 hours 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 a fun way to meet new people, develop your personal skills and acquire valuable work experience.

Your achievements will be recognized by employers, colleges and the local community. So it could even help you get into college or find a job.

If you’re interested in Millennium Volunteers and are between 14 and 25 years of age why not give our Volunteer Centre staff a call for further information.