Paid With Respect
Youth volunteering group GwirForce is to hold a special event showcasing their work and that of volunteers around Wales. First Minister Carwyn Jones will be present to honour the Inspirational Young Person of the Year with an award.
GwirForce is a panel of young people aged 16-25 from across Wales who come together to promote and support Youth Volunteering in Wales. Since they formed in 2007, GwirForce has been busy encouraging young people to volunteer and challenging the negative perceptions of young people in the media.
The event, titled Young Volunteers: Paid with Respect, will take place on Thursday 3rd May, at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay from 11am to 1pm. The First Minister will officially launch the Gwirforce Charter for Youth Volunteering before presenting the Inspirational Young Person of the Year with their award. The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, will be on hand to deliver a keynote address, while there will also be a screening of Gwirforce’s documentary Why Not?/Pam Iai?, which showcases some of the best youth volunteering in Wales, as well as exploring the issues that prevent some young people from taking up volunteering.
You are welcome to attend this event, with a photographer if you wish. If you are interested in coming along, please contact Pri Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 02920 435 751.