News for Volunteers from PAVS

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The new Volunteering for Pembrokeshire Bursary launches

Eligible volunteers living and volunteering in Pembrokeshire may be entitled to apply for support to cover the costs of a Learning Pembrokeshire course and any examination fees (thanks to funding from the Welsh Government Coronavirus Recovery Grant for Volunteering 2020-21).

Learning Pembrokeshire provides a wide range of courses for over-16s throughout the county – from digital skills, essential skills and ESOL to first aid, food safety and many more. More details about Learning Pembrokeshire and a full list of courses can be found at

Applicants need to complete a VfP Bursary form, available from / 01437 769422, and will need to speak to their volunteer manager/supervisor before applying.

Free spaces on Youth Mental Health First Aid Course available for Volunteers in Pembrokeshire (new dates)

The YMHFA (Wales) course teaches adults who have frequent contact with young people, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist young people who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or are in a mental health crisis.

Participants must be available for all sessions and have time to complete self-study in between sessions with the tutor.
Learning takes place via self-directed study of six online modules and group webinars.

Dates of next courses:
October (Course code 041021)

Registration week starting 4 Oct.

Modules 1-3 (16 days to complete)

Webinar 1 21 Oct 10am-12.30pm

Modules 4-6

Webinar 2 28 Oct 10am-12.30pm

November (Course code 011121)

Registration week starting 1 Nov

Modules 1 -3 (16 days to complete)

Webinar 1 18 Nov 10am-12.30pm

Modules 4-6

Webinar 2  25 Nov 10am-12.30pm

Total learning hours: approx 14.

To book a place, complete this online form YMHFA Registration form
Any queries, contact Louise Wilkinson at PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services):

Paul Sartori Volunteer Recruitment Days

Paul Sartori Hospice at Home has two upcoming volunteer recruitment days.

Wednesday 29 September 2021 at Sartori Furnishings, Havens Head Retail Park, Milford Haven

Thursday 14 October 2021 at Sartori Store, Bridge Street, Haverfordwest

Eleanor (volunteer officer) and Steve (youth volunteer coordinator) will both be available from 12 noon to 4pm for an informal chat and to answer any of your questions.

If you are unable to make it on either day, contact, 01437 763223 or, 07880 972026

Kitty Parsons

Kitty knows that she will always be an incomer, but this is to be her sixth summers. The wet and grey days of winters have not diminished her love of Pembrokeshire, but she is always grateful for the golden light of spring and summer. Her love of the sea sustains her even through the darkest of days and she can often be found at high tide bobbing about in Fishguard harbour at high tide, often with seals in attendance. When not freezing in water she is usually at her computer. She says" has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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