Volunteers Week 2019 in RCT: Vol Factor Celebration and Round Up
Volunteers Week has been in full swing all week in RCT and here are some more highlights from the week so far, and one more event still to look forward to.
On Thursday night Llanharan Drop In Centre hosted Interlink RCT’s Youth Volunteering Celebration where young volunteers from organisations funded by the Vol Factor Youth Grant Scheme were presented with Certificates by the RCT CBC Cabinet Member for Stronger Communities, Well-being & Cultural Services, Councillor Rhys Lewis. Young Volunteers from Llanharan Youth Drop In, Arts Factory, Hirwaun YMCA, Fernhill Youth Project, Aberdare Valley AFL, RCT People First, Avant Theatre, Pontypridd Panthers Basketball Club, Active Valleys, Urdd RCT and Eventsparks were rewarded at the event and as Cllr Lewis said: “You’re a credit to your communities and most importantly a credit to yourselves”.
Congratulations to all of our young community volunteer champions! Great to see young people recognising fellow young people’s great work.
Lovely to hear from the other #Volunteer activities in RCT @InterlinkRCT tonight with @VolWales and @RCTCouncil lovely to share Gabbys work. Gabby will be playing Juliet in our upcoming production, she is a talented young person. https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/avantcymru
Citizens Advice in RCT have published some very impressive stats on their volunteering programme. They have supported 77 volunteers in the past year, of whom 14 have progressed to employment. 63 of the Volunteers have been retained and no fewer than 84% of staff began as volunteers. Well done to everyone on the Volunteer Team at Citizens Advice!
Rhondda Housing meanwhile have recruited with 140 tenants and community members as volunteers on 37 projects. 22 of their volunteers have completed training courses, with 3 moving on to employment. Another great place to volunteer!
Avant Cymru also hosted a Festy Porth event at the Factory to collect ideas on what Porth needs, and to encourage people to volunteer locally, whilst today Interlink RCT are proud to support Cynon Valley Museum’s Volunteer Event, celebrating their team of over 30 volunteers.
We have been proud to publicise or promote the work of 67 organisations working with Volunteers in Rhondda Cynon Taff this week and will of course continue to do so! Please get in touch if we can help celebrate the fantastic work you and your volunteers are carrying out in RCT.
Volunteers Week 2019! Celebrating the Power of Volunteering in RCT