What is Millennium Volunteers?
Millennium Volunteers is a UK wide volunteering programme for 14-25 year olds, which aims to:
- Make a positive impact within local communities
- 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
- 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.
There is a certificate to mark the first 50 and 100 hours of volunteering and MVs who complete 200 hours of volunteering will receive an Award of Excellence signed by the First Minister.
Why become an MV?
It's a fun and rewarding way to spend some of your spare time. It opens your eyes to other things that are going around you. It can challenge you, your perceptions of other people, your knowledge and skills and can really help you develop in so many ways. It can even help you to think about what you may want to do in later life and try out different things to see if you enjoy them. You can make new friends and volunteering can be great to talk about to your other friends.
Whatever you do, it will look great on your CV. Your experience will give you that extra something to talk about when you go for interviews. Your voluntary work will equip you with valuable skills that any employer will want to see.
Call SCVS on 01792 544000, or email firstname.lastname@example.org