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Press Release (2) - Volunteers Week 2018

#DVSCVolunteers for Volunteers’ Week 2018 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 #Friday Feeling - Big Celebration ‘Open Doors’ Volunteers Fair to show opportunities for volunteers with refreshments and to showcase the new online tools on 12.30 – 3.30pm at our Volunteer Centre, Naylor Leyland Centre, Well Street, Ruthin

Helen Wilkinson, DVSC’s Chief Executive, says: “We spend most of the year encouraging people to volunteer and celebrating volunteer success stories so we felt this year that we should practise what we preach. The team are volunteering with one of our member organisations, the Woodlands Skills Centre in Bodfari and we will end the working week with the Open Doors team hosting a Volunteers Fair. There will be lots of time for networking, sharing and celebrating the difference voluntary action makes in building resilient communities here in Denbighshire.”

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 - 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 -

DVSC is encouraging all volunteer involving organisations who rely on volunteers to come 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. Members of the public are also actively encouraged to attend.

If you cannot attend on June 8 you can either drop in to the DVSC Office on the 6th June or register your interest in getting involved here -

If you are interested in coming along, please confirm attendance with Clare Evans, our Wellbeing Engagement Administrator on 01824 702 441 or

Notes to Editors

About DVSC

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, 01824 702 441 or 07957 684 079

Follow us on twitter @DVSC_Wales and like our #DenbighshireVolunteers Facebook page

Events & Activities

Friday 1st June

# Friday Feeling – ‘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 4th June

#DVSCVolunteers – DVSC staff will be volunteering at Woodlands Skills Centre to help make the difference in our community. See what we got up to via our social media sites

Tuesday 5th June

Rhyl Talking Point, Rhyl Library – Enjoy supporting people? Want to gain some new skills? Want to make a contribution in your community? Come and see us! 10am – 12pm (drop in)

Wednesday 6th June

Find a Volunteering Opportunity to suit you! - Drop in to DVSC’s volunteer hub in Ruthin to find out what exciting volunteering opportunities are available in the area. 10am - 3pm (drop in)

Thursday 7th June

South Denbighshire Community Partnership (SDCP) are holding a Volunteer Fair at Canolfan Ni Corwen. Come along to find out what you can do in your community – 10am - 1pm. Contact SDCP for more information on 01490 266 004

Friday 8th June

#Friday Feeling – ‘Open Doors’ Volunteers Fair to show opportunities for volunteers with refreshments and to showcase the new online tools on 12.30 – 3.30pm

For more information on any of the above events, please contact:

01824 702 441 or email:

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,

  • 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 - 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 -

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.

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