Recognition for Volunteers

Did you know you can receive recognition for the volunteering you do?

If you’re age 14-25, you can register on the Millennium Volunteer.

If you’re over 25, you can register on the Gwynedd Volunteer Scheme.


Gwynedd Volunteer Scheme logoWhat is Gwynedd Volunteer Scheme?

The aim of the programme is to recognise the effort and time spent by volunteers who give their time to help support their local community.

Who’s eligible?

Anyone volunteering for a ‘not for profit’ organisation, provided they are over 25. There is a separate Welsh Government Scheme called the ‘Millennium Volunteers programme’ which recognises the volunteering hours for young volunteers – contact us if you would like more information on this.

What will I receive if I register?

Once registered, volunteers are eligible to receive certificates for 50, 100, 200 and 500 hours of volunteering.

How do I go about it?

Simply complete the registration form below and return it to us. We will then register you on the scheme. If you’re already volunteering then you can backdate up to 3 months and up to 50 hours – please remember to include these hours on your volunteering record sheet. If you haven’t yet found a suitable volunteering placement then please contact us to arrange this.

You then just record your hours and ask your placement organisation to sign and once you have completed 50, 100, 200 or 500 hours just return the form to us by email or post.

How will I receive my certificate?

Your certificate will be printed once we’ve received your signed record sheet confirming that you have completed either 50, 100, 200 or 500 hours. We can then present your certificate to you at one of our recognition events held throughout the year, or you can collect, or we can post it to you.

How long does it take?

There is no time limit to gaining the certificates.

What do I do now?

Complete the registration form which is within the information pack below and email, send or pop it into our office.

Click here for the information pack

What is the Millennium Volunteer scheme?

  • It’s a volunteering recognition scheme for young people aged 14-25
  • You can count every volunteering activity as long as it benefits a good cause / volunteering with a voluntary organisation
  • You can sign up to the scheme and back date the volunteering hours you have already done.
  • You can include the hours you’ve done through the Welsh Baccalaureate.
  • The awards certificates available are 50,100 and 200hours

Record of Volunteering Sheet

  • It’s important to keep a record sheet of every volunteering activity you do e.g. one for volunteering at the school and one for volunteering in a charity shop.
  • You need to note the volunteering activity, the date and time.
  • The form HAS TO BE SIGNED by a person from the organisation.
  • You will need to send the form to the address below once you've completed one sheet of the form, or reached the number of hours in order to receive a certificate e.g. 50 hours.
  • If you have to travel to get your volunteering placement, you can also include this on the record sheet.

Alan R Thomas
Mantell Gwynedd,
LL55 1ZZ

Click here for the registration form.

For more information or if you need any help, please contact Alan: / 01286 672626 / Facebook “Canolfan Gwirfoddoli Gwynedd”