Our Volunteer Recognition Awards evening is taking place on Thursday 1st June at 6.30 pm at Morlais Golf Club, Merthyr Tydfil

After what seems like forever, this year, VAMT’s Volunteer Recognitions Awards are back.

It will be an opportunity to recognise the contributions and achievements of volunteers, community groups and organisations for their hard work and for going above and beyond to support everyone in the county borough of Merthyr Tydfil.

Please click on this link https://vamt.net/en/volunteering/volunteers-week-2023/ which will take you to the nomination form, guidance form and award categories.

Please note that the closing date for all applications is Friday 21st April 2023.  For further information please contact Frances Barry on 07958 132822 or email frances.barry@vamt.net

Our Community Coordinator, Lesley Hodgson, in partnership with Marie Curie would like to set up some Bereavement Cafes or support groups in Merthyr Tydfil.

Full training will be provided via Marie Curie in two, three and a half hour sessions.

Sharon, from Marie Curie explains “Marie Curie supports people who have been bereaved by any terminal illness not just Cancer. I don’t think people realise that”. Each café needs 2 or 3 volunteers.

“We would ideally love to have one in the North of the borough, one in the South and one in the town centre, if enough volunteers can be found”, says Lesley.

To find out more about what would be involved. Contact Lesley on 07580866547.


The session will take place at the Integrated Children’s Centre on the 8th June from 9.45am – 2.30pm.

To book on please click the link:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/558743977277

The Big Help Out is a national opportunity to get more people involved in volunteering by encouraging people to take part in introductory volunteering activities on the 8th May bank holiday. The campaign is being led by a number of UK charities including NSPCC, British Red Cross, Scouts, St John’s ambulance and many more.

The day is about encouraging more people to try volunteering by helping out in their local area and aims to inspire them to get into volunteering in the long-term.

If your organisation is able to arrange volunteering activities for the bank holiday weekend, make sure you list them on Volunteering-Wales.net

For more information please click on the link https://wcva.cymru/join-the-big-help-out-to-attract-more-volunteers/

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