Free Training Courses for Volunteers

PAVS (Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services) has reminded us about Volunteers’ Week and expressed a huge thank you for all that the volunteers of Pembrokeshire do.

It says: “There have been some really interesting new roles advertised recently, and opportunities that have re-opened (return to face-to-face), however if you have not been able to find something to suit you, please do get in touch (details below).”

It would also like to remind you about the free training that volunteers in Pembrokeshire can access:

Volunteering for Pembrokeshire Bursary – free courses

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 Pembrokeshire – from digital skills, essential skills and ESOL to first aid and food safety. More details about Learning Pembrokeshire and a full list of courses can be found at

Please note – some courses may have finished/ be fully booked; new courses will be advertised at the end of summer.

You will need to complete a VfP bursary form available from / 01437 769422 and will need to speak to your volunteer manager/ supervisor before applying.

Free spaces on Youth Mental Health First Aid Course are available for Volunteers in Pembrokeshire (last chance to attend in July).

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 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.

You must be 18-plus to attend this course and volunteer with/ alongside young people in Pembrokeshire.

Learning takes place via self-directed online modules and group webinars.

The dates/times are 10am-12.30pm on 7 and 14 July.

Anyone wishing to register for the online course needs to do so by 20 June.

From Louise Wilkinson

Volunteering Development Officer – Swyddog Datblygu Gwirfoddoli

Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services

Cymdeithas Gwasanaethau Gwirfoddol Sir Benfro

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. 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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