Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations

Youth Volunteering

Youth Led Grants Now Open

Are you part of a youth group?

Are you looking to start up a new project or have a new idea?

If you have a project led by young people aged 14-25, or if you would like to start a new youth led project, then apply today!

Each group can apply for a maximum of £1000, and the funding will be allocated by Ceredigion’s Youth Led Panel. The panel will be looking for ideas that benefit young people and the community.

For more information check our website, call CAVO on 01570 423 232 or send us an email



Are you committed to Youth Volunteering and Social Action?

We’ve just launched a brand-new charter to champion good practice in youth volunteering and social action in Wales!

The Youth Volunteering and Social Action Charter sets out a number of commitments encouraging organisations to provide the best possible social action and volunteering experiences for young people. The charter also outlines expectations for young people that take part in these experiences.

How the charter was created
The charter was developed by The Welsh Centre for International Affairs on behalf of WCVA for the third sector in Wales. It has been developed based on insight gathered from young people and youth volunteering stakeholders in Wales.

The charter builds on the nine key principles of the former Millennium Volunteer initiative, which recognised and rewarded youth volunteering, and the six principles of the UK wide #iwill campaign for youth social action.

What is the charter for?
This set of principles is intended to help improve the practice of organisations that already involve young people in social action or volunteering, and those that are working towards improving the diversity of their organisation by involving younger people.

The Charter also provides a helpful guide to what organisations can reasonably expect from the young people that get involved.

It is anticipated that organisations that agree to embed the charter’s commitments will use the charter to demonstrate to current and prospective young people that they are champions of positive practice in their approach to youth social action and volunteering.

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WCVA Chief Executive, Ruth Marks:
‘Energy, enthusiasm and commitment are always present when young people volunteer – this Charter makes some great commitments and I hope it will encourage more social action.’

Gillian Smith, Deputy Chief Executive of Step Up To Serve:
‘This Youth Volunteering and Social Action Charter will help young people to identify the organisations across Wales that offer great opportunities and place young people at the heart of their decision making.

‘The #iwill campaign is proud to see so many high-quality opportunities for young people in Wales and a steady growth year on year.  We are delighted during #iwill Week, to be able to celebrate the work done with young people, by WCVA and their partners, to develop this charter.’

To download your copy of the Charter please click here 

To receive a hard copy of the Charter to display please contact