Press release for immediate release
Volunteers’ Week & The Big Celebration at DVSC
As the membership body for volunteers, voluntary and community groups, third sector organisations and social enterprises in Denbighshire, DVSC is taking part in UK wide celebrations for Volunteers Week culminating in The Big Celebration on the 12th June which will take place 13:30-15:30 at our Volunteer Centre, Naylor Leyland Centre, Well Street, Ruthin.
Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive, says: “This year’s event will be a celebratory and hopefully inspiring affair. There will be lots of time for networking, sharing and praising the volunteers who have made a difference to voluntary and community groups and organisations and to the community at large”.
DVSC is also asking people living and working in Denbighshire to think about whether they know a volunteer (or group of volunteers) who have made a real difference to a voluntary and community group, organisation and the community over the last year and to nominate them for a Celebratory Volunteer Shout Out. If you know someone who deserves to be recognised email – email@example.com providing name, contact details, and why (in no more than 250 words) their voluntary efforts deserve to be celebrated. If you have a photograph to share all the better. You can also fill in the form on our website here – http://denbighshirevolunteers.net/share-your-story/.
DVSC is encouraging all volunteer involving organisations who rely on volunteers to bring their valued volunteers (or potential volunteers) along to this event. We are also asking people who volunteer to bring a friend or colleague with them who has not yet got the volunteering bug and DVSC’s friendly team will be on hand to support people who might be interested in volunteering to find a suitable opportunity. If you you cannot attend on June 12 you can register your interest in getting involved here – http://denbighshirevolunteers.net/get-involved/.
The event will start with short contributions from key sector stakeholders including Lesley Powell, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice Denbighshire, talking about the value of volunteering for their organisation’s sustainability, activities and for supporting community wellbeing and resilience. Community groups and organisations in Denbighshire are positively encouraged to share their story on the value of volunteering to their group or organisation. Members of the public are also actively encouraged to attend.
If you are interested in coming along are asked to confirm attendance with Damon Jones, our Membership and Business Support Administrator on 01824 702 441 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to Editors
Denbighshire Voluntary Services Council, DVSC, the County Voluntary Council operating in Denbighshire. Our mission is to promote, support, and develop volunteers, voluntary organisations and the third sector in Denbighshire and North Wales.
DVSC works closely with North Wales CVCs, and is a member of the Wales Association of County Voluntary Councils (WACVC) which in partnership with the Wales Council of Voluntary Associations (WCVA) forms the partnership that makes up Third Sector Support Wales.
For further information contact Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive, email@example.com 01824 702 441 or 07957 684 079
|DVSC Events & Activities Volunteers Week –
The Big Celebration (1st – 12th June 2017)
|Thursday 1st June
|Ruthin School ‘Celebration of Youth Volunteering’ 6pm|
|Friday 2nd June||#FridayFeeling – ‘Open Doors’ – Develop Skills & Meet New People – Come along and join in the #Friday Feeling at DVSC Volunteer Centre Offices, Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin LL15 1AF 1 – 3pm||Ysgol Clawdd Offa, Prestatyn ‘Celebration of Youth Volunteering’ 6pm|
|Monday 5th June
|Celebration of the creative work being done in Learning Disability in North Wales: ’We Can’ Exhibition – Come and view the powerful photographic images of the ability and potential within everyone. Touching video of the ‘Immersive Spaces’ project, working creatively with young people with profound disabilities. DVSC Volunteer Centre Offices, Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin LL15 1AF. Drop in! 11am – 3.30pm. (refreshments provided)
|Tuesday 6th June
|Rhyl Talking Point Volunteer Event, Rhyl Library – Enjoy supporting people? Want to gain some new skills? Want to make a contribution in your community? Come and meet staff from DVSC, North Wales Women’s Centre, Age Connects, TAPE, British Red Cross, Action on Hearing Loss, NEWCIS, and many more! – 10am – 12pm (drop in)
|Wednesday 7th June
|DWP Volunteer Event, Rhyl Job Centre – Find out how you can volunteer in your local area and sign up! 10am – 2pm (drop in)
|Thursday 8th June
|‘Sunny Rhyl Litter Pick’ #DenbighshireVolunteers – Come and join DVSC, Denbighshire Learning Partnership & Keep Wales Tidy for a fun filled few hours sprucing up the local area – Meet at Rhyl Pavilion Car Park at 11am (event runs till 1pm).
|Friday 9th June
|#FridayFeeling – ‘Open Doors’ – Develop Skills & Meet New People – Come along and join in the #Friday Feeling at DVSC Volunteer Centre Offices, Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin LL15 1AF 1 – 3pm
|Monday 12th June
|#DenbighshireVolunteers Big Celebration Event, DVSC Volunteer Centre Offices, Naylor Leyland Centre, Ruthin LL15 1AF – 1.30 – 3.30pm
For more information on any of the above events, please contact:
01824 702 441 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get involved through our social media Shout Out!
If you are not able to attend one of our events, you can still be involved. We will be running a social media campaign through Facebook and twitter, @DVSC_Wales to promote Volunteers Week and to do a Social media Shout out for all those #DenbighshireVolunteers who have made a difference in the last 12 months. So please take part in this campaign.
There are a number of ways in which you can contribute directly to this social media campaign.
- You can share information about our events and activities as widely as possible through social media, your contacts and your website
- You can send us information about your events and activities and we will share your information through our networks, social media and websites.
- You can share your own volunteering story on our new website, or you can share your story about how the work of volunteers benefits your group, organisation or society for the better –
- You can also spread the word and encourage people who have volunteered that you know to share their stories on our website, http://denbighshirevolunteers.net/your-stories/.
- And finally, if there are volunteers who have made a real difference to your voluntary and community group or organisation over the last year you can nominate them for a Celebratory Shout out by emailing – email@example.com providing name, contact details, and why (in no more than 250 words) their voluntary efforts deserve to be celebrated. If you have a photograph of them to share all the better or you can fill in the form on our website here – http://denbighshirevolunteers.net/share-your-story/
So please do join us in celebrating #DenbighshireVolunteers in whichever way you can and if you have an idea or a suggestion for how we can raise the profile of volunteers, and volunteering in Denbighshire during this period (and beyond) do let us know.