Cardiff Volunteer Awards 2020

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About C3SC About: One of our priorities here at C3SC is to keep you informed about what’s happening in the third sector in Cardiff, including funding opportunities, events and training, and other support – to equip you in the essential work you’re doing. What we do: Cardiff Third Sector Council exists to support and develop Cardiff’s third sector. Working with the Welsh Government and WCVA, we are committed to increasing the knowledge and skills of the sector to ensure that groups and organisations in Cardiff can make themselves sustainable and meet the needs of their communities. Our four pillars: Good Governance - Our main priority is to provide a suite of support for Trustees of local third sector services to share and develop good governance and financial management practices. This will position more third sector services and activities to make a sustainable contribution to wellbeing in the community. Volunteer - Our priority is supporting volunteering, ensuring good quality, inclusive and accessible opportunities can be entered into by increasing numbers of people from a diversity of backgrounds. Participation and Engagement - In Cardiff, statutory and voluntary sectors recognise the value of, and are committed to, the principle of partnership: working together to plan and develop communities, and deliver a wide range of services to the people of Cardiff. Funding and Advice - Ensuring your organisation has enough money to carry out all its aims can be one of the biggest headaches for third sector organisations. Services: We help with: setting up community groups, funding and sustainability, one-to-one specialist support, payroll, training and networking.

Contact us on: Phone: (029) 2048 5722

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About C3SC

What is the Cardiff Volunteer Awards? The Cardiff Volunteer Awards is C3SC’s annual award ceremony held to celebrate volunteering in Cardiff. It is an opportunity to recognise the contributions and achievements of volunteers, community groups and organisations for their hard work and for going above and beyond to support everyone in our communities. The Cardiff Volunteer Awards not only gives us here at C3SC the chance to thank and reward all of our volunteers, community groups and organisations for their incredible support, but also an opportunity to members of the public to do the same by nominating volunteers, community groups and organisations in Cardiff that made a difference to them and or their community. It has been an extraordinary year for volunteering, especially with the volunteers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please join us to celebrate the effort volunteers, community groups and organisations as well as front-line workers have made to assist our local communities in Cardiff.

What is the CVA?


Nominations and Awards Volunteer Group of the Year Outstanding Community Volunteer

Trustee of the Year

COVID-19 Volunteer

Volunteer Coordinator of the Year


Young Volunteer of the Year (Age 25 and under)

Volunteer of the Year (Over 25yrs old)

Nominations and Awards

Additional Awards (Not open for public vote. Winners are selected from Volunteering Wales portal and 2019/20 YLG projects) Most Community Tasks Delivered by a Volunteer

Most Community Tasks Delivered by an Organisation

Most Hours Logged by a Provider

Most Active Volunteer

Additional Awards

YLG Project of the Year


How and Where to Nominate Eligibility: We welcome applications from individuals and groups who volunteer, live, or are based in Cardiff. Permission must be sought from the person or group nominated. Individuals cannot be nominated by a partner or family member, or nominate themselves.


Nominate Today!

Nominations for any category can be made by visiting the Cardiff Third Sector Council website: ns-open-for-cardiff-volunteerawards-2020/ All nominations must be submitted by 30.10.2020

How and Where to Nominate


How the event will look like in the face of COVID-19? Under normal circumstances, the Cardiff Volunteer Awards ceremony would be held as a large in-person event. However, under this pandemic and as we take the health and safety of our staff and the public seriously, this year's Award ceremony will be held online.

What does this mean? The ceremony will still be the same format as previous years, except this year it will be done through a virtual meeting via Microsoft Teams at 4 PM. The link to join will be posted on our social media and website soon. The event is scheduled for 1 hour but please allow up to one and half hours and please log in 15 minutes early (in case of any digital challenge that may arise). For a smooth virtual/online Award ceremony, please write your name and/or organisation you represent when you first log in. Please only turn your microphone on when requested to do so. You may turn your camera on at all times and when requested to do so if you consent to C3SC and members of the public taking photos of attendees and the ceremony, which are likely to be shared online and on Social Media. We advise to have with you some snacks and keep hydrated to beat the ‘Zoom fatigue’!


How the event will look like?

Last Year's Cardiff Volunteer Awards Here are some of our favourite pictures from last year's event. The Cardiff Volunteer Awards is always such a special and important day for us and our volunteers. Although this year the event will be online, we are working very hard to ensure it is still a fantastic day for everyone.

Last Year's CVA


C3SC's AGM C3SC's AGM 2020 at 2pm. Just before the Cardiff Volunteer Awards, we shall also be holding our Annual General Meeting (AGM). We invite all C3SC members to attend and vote either by proxy or on the day. Please feel free to come along before the Award ceremony. Follow us @C3SC @CdfVolCentre on social media to be updated.


Last Year's CVA

Meet the Team

Sheila Hendrickson-Brown Anna Ros Woudstra Chief Executive Officer Operations Manager & Participation & Sits in on a range of strategic Engagement Officer partnership boards representing the views and Supports the effective engagement and interests of the third sector participation of community groups and locally. organisations in the development of local solutions and influencing public policy and services.

Ebed Akotia Volunteer Centre Manager Responsible for the Cardiff Volunteering Centre by supporting people who want to volunteer and organisations recruiting volunteers to find the right opportunities.

Thoria Mohamed Third Sector Development Officer Supports organisations with funding and good governance and coordinates the Cardiff Third Sector Learning & Enterprise and Equality & Human Rights Networks.

Leticia Ellis BME Skills Project Manager Recruits and supports BME Professionals, Graduates and Students in Cardiff (from Public/Private sectors) to become Mentors and Trustees for BME Community Organisations.

Sarah Capstick Cardiff Health and Social Care Facilitator Leads on the health and social care agenda and coordinates Cardiff Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network.

Duncan Innes Emma Morgan Volunteer Coordinator (Dewi Cymru) Volunteer Support Officer Works as a Volunteer Support Officer, Supporting and promoting volunteering in Cardiff. managing Dewis and providing support to the Advocate for youth volunteering, including Volunteer Centre coordinating Cardiff Youth Led Grant Panel.

Layla Bates Finance Assistant Responsible for all finance related matters including providing our payroll service for our members.

Ruth Zewge Executive Admin Assistant Provides secretarial and administrative support and has responsibility for sharing information with members across Cardiff.

Meet the Volunteer Team

Badr Salim Editorial Assistant Provides support on migrating and editing online content to our new website.

Lois Ferns Editorial Assistant Produces online promotional and informative content for the Cardiff Volunteer Awards.

Lydia Pennant Editorial Assistant Creates promotional social media content for the Youth Led Grant.

Natalie Applegarth Communications Assistant Working towards making sure guidance about COVID-19 is as clear as possible for organisations accessing the website.

Sanjana Donkar Communications Assistant Helps with the communications research, and other editorial queries.

Gbren Okmal Volunteer Centre Assistant Supports Volunteer Centre projects on a seasonal basis.

Monisah Ali Volunteer Centre Assistant Provides support to the projects run by the Volunteer Centre including a food box delivery project and a Youth Led Grant panel.

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