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Neath Port Talbot CVS celebrates

Volunteers Week 2015


As part of Volunteers Week 2015  Neath Port Talbot CVS celebrated the invaluable contribution that volunteers make to our communities with a series of events.

Volunteers’ Week is a national celebration of volunteers and volunteering which takes place annually from 1st to 7th June. It raises the profile of volunteering and is the opportunity to publicly recognise the difference made by volunteers and say a big ‘thank you’ for the difference they make.

In Neath Port Talbot the week began with a Volunteer Fair in Victoria Gardens, Neath giving organisations an opportunity to promote their services to the public. Despite the weather organisations including Ty Hafan, Girlguiding Cymru and Neath MIND promoted volunteering.  Visitors also had the opportunity to pick up a few new skills with Organised Kaos and Mini Fans showing circus skills.

On 1st June 2015 a Celebration of Volunteering took place where over 60 volunteers were presented with Award certificates in recognition of their volunteering contributions by Mrs Gwenda Thomas AM, the High Sheriff of West Glamorgan, Robert Redfern Esq and the Mayor of Neath Port Talbot, Councillor Arthur Davies.

Volunteers, whose ages ranged from 11years to 87 years,  were recognised for doing a range of volunteering activities in the areas of health and social care, befriending and running community organisations

The Millennium Volunteer Award, which recognises the contribution of young volunteers aged 14-25 years awarded volunteers with 100 hour certificates and a 200 hour Award of Excellence and the final awards of the evening went to recipients of Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s Volunteer of the Year Awards.

During the week Volunteer Centre staff were out and about promoting volunteering across Neath Port Talbot including sites in Ystalyfera and Pontardawe.


Neath Port Talbot Community Transport Need Volunteer Drivers

Neath Port Talbot Community Transport are in need to new drivers for our mini buses.  We are a small non-profit organisation which provides local transport to the elderly and community groups.  Full training will be given if you have a clean licence and are aged between 25 – 70 yrs.

If you are interested in helping others we would like you to join our friendly team.

Please contact Paul or Karen at Neath Port Talbot Community Transport on 01639 646969


Find out more about volunteering at Neath Port Talbot CVS  Volunteer Centre

The Volunteer Centre have hundreds of volunteering opportunities in the Neath Port Talbot area that you can find out about.

Why not contact us to arrange a time for a friendly chat to discuss where you might want to volunteer. We can help you to find the right opportunity to meet your needs.

We want everyone to have a rewarding, enjoyable experience of volunteering, so why not contact us:

If you are aged between 14 -25 please contact our Youth Volunteer Development Officer, Gemma Richards, to find out about many different and exciting volunteering opportunities in Neath Port Talbot.

For information regarding the wide variety of volunteering opportunities that are available today. Go to