Bournemouth Young Volunteers

Do something amazing and be rewarded for it!

The Bournemouth Young Volunteers (BYV) is a local initiative launched by Bournemouth CVS, Bournemouth 2026 Trust and Bournemouth Integrated Youth Service to recognise the valuable contribution made by young people, aged 13 to 21 and living in the Bournemouth area, that volunteer within the local community or further afield.

Certificates are awarded when young people take part in one off events or accumulate 20, 50, 100, 150 hours of volunteering and so forth in increments of 50 hours! As well as this BYV are offered free training ie First Aid/ Photography, offered support to find volunteer opportunities and invited to a yearly BYV celebration event. For photos of the 2017 event please visit this link https://b-townyouth.co.uk/latest-news/photo-galleries/bournemouth-young-volunteer-awards-2017/ Young volunteers must keep a simple record of their volunteer hours which is verified by their Youth Leader to be eligible for the awards. One of the Youth Leaders taking part said "It was great to be able to present an award to Hannah in recognition of her volunteering. She does so much as a young volunteer and it was wonderful to show her how much she is appreciated".

Since its launch in August 2013 BYV has issued over 2,200 certificates to young people, recognising over 66,000 hours of volunteering between them.

If you are aged 13-21 (25 for SEND) or work with this age group then we would love to hear from you and start recognising and celebrating your volunteer hours!

Please email youngvolunteers@bournemouthcvs.org.uk or call 01202 466130/ 07376 797021