Youth Volunteering

If you are 14-25 years old and interested in volunteering, then you are at the right place!

What is a volunteer?

Volunteering means giving your time and skills to support individuals, organizations, the community and good causes. This can be volunteering or one day a week in a charity shop to spending a year helping children in disadvantaged areas in the world.

It is not the same as work experience for a certain period at a place of work. Instead, volunteers support organizations such as helping the environment, a local sports team or helping in hospitals.

What kind of volunteering do you want to do?

There are a number of volunteering opportunities available in these areas:

  • Office work
  • Environment
  • Sports
  • Raise money
  • Health and Social Care
  • Retail (shops)
  • Your local community
  • Youth work
  • Heritage
  • International volunteering
Gain skills

Employers, Universities and Colleges love if you are volunteering experiences! Volunteering shows that you have skills that you can transfer. Volunteering is fantastic to show on your CV and will help you to be different from other job applicants. Employers, Universities and Colleges are now looking for these experiences on your CV.

"Volunteering helped me towards getting a job and job interviews. There I've got a lot of experience and skills I have been able to put on my CV."

What next?

For a chat to discuss your volunteering needs, contact Alan on 01286 672 626 / or via Facebook "Gwynedd Volunteer Centre"


Gwynedd Youth Volunteering Grant – How to? click here
Gwynedd Youth Volunteering Fund – Guidelines click here
Gwynedd Youth Volunteering Grant – Application form click here
Gwynedd Youth Volunteering Grant – Checklist click here

Millennium Volunteers Information Sheet click here
MV Start Form click here
Record of Volunteering click here
Millennium Volunteers Award - Privacy Notice (GDPR) click here

Gwynedd Young Volunteers Fund - Application pack available NOW!

The Gwynedd Young Volunteers Fund is aimed at young people aged 14-25 years old who have an idea or project that will benefit the local community. This may be a project of having a group of local young people to organize a gig or arrange day clearing rubbish in the community.

Grants of up to £500 is available to fund projects.

All projects need to comply with the following guidelines:

  • They MUST be led by young people
  • They MUST offer at least 2 volunteer opportunities for young people aged 14 to 25
  • They MUST demonstrate a benefit to the local community


Closing dates 2018-19
Round 1 -16/06/2018
Round 2 - 15/09/2018
Round 3 - 30/11/2018
Round 4 - 18/01/2019

We will be informing successful applications within two weeks of the closing date. The grant must be spent by 31st March 2018.
You can download the application form and all other relevant documentation in the above sub-page ‘Application Pack- Gwynedd Youth Volunteering Fund’. For further information, please contact Alan on 01286 672 626 or

Gwynedd Young Volunteers Grant Panel - A CHANCE TO BE PART

In every county across Wales, there are local youth grant panels. Groups of young people from the local area are the members who decide and allocate grants for local volunteer activities led by young people. The panel makes decisions on the grants’ criteria, the priority groups and the application process.

For more information or if you would like to be part of the panel, contact Alan Thomas 01286 672626 or


Gwynedd Young Volunteers Grant Panel