Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It is a great way to support your local community, increase your circle of friends and improve your mood and well-being. Volunteers report they find a sense of purpose, gain confidence, build a real sense of achievement, meet new people and learn new skills.
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your well-being and volunteering ticks all 5 components directly:
- Take notice
- Be active
- Keep learning
And most of all you get to have fun! Most volunteers have a great time, regardless of why they do it.
How to volunteer for the Bay of Colwyn Town Council
The Bay of Colwyn Town Council currently runs three events annually and we are always very grateful for volunteers who give their time to help:
- St David’s Day Parade
- Remembrance Sunday
- Bonfire night
If you interested in volunteering at any of these events, please fill in your details on the
Thinking of becoming a Volunteer elsewhere?
CVSC can provide you with all the information you need to be able to make an informed choice about volunteering.
If you are thinking you would like to volunteer, click the link: Volunteering
Are you an organisation wanting to involve volunteers?
Again, the CVSC volunteering team can support you and your organisation to involve and manage your volunteers safely and effectively.
If you would like to register your volunteering opportunity, please click on the link: Involve Volunteers
The Bay of Colwyn Volunteer Awards
The Bay of Colwyn Town Council is delighted to announce the winners of the Bay of Colwyn Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2023. The nominations were considered by the Volunteer Awards Committee, which includes representatives from the local community and from Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC). Award recipients were invited to the Town Hall on Monday 17th April, with the winners of each category being presented with a slate plaque and certificate by the Town Mayor, Cllr Colin Matthews.
Winners of the Bay of Colwyn Volunteer Awards 2023 are:
Adult (25-64 yrs): Paula Jones
Adult (65+): Ray Herbert MBE
Young Group: Conwy Connect
Group: St Joseph’s Food Bank
Green Group: Incredible Edibles
The Town Council created a new award in 2019, in memory of a former Town Councillor and Mayor and the first Chairman of the Volunteer Awards Committee, John Davies. The ‘John Davies Memorial Award for Volunteering’ is presented annually to a volunteer from the Bay of Colwyn Area selected by the Town Mayor.
The John Davies Memorial Award for Volunteering 2023 was awarded to Rhos Rotary.
Highly Commended certificates were also presented to:
Adult (25-64yrs): James Healy & Lydia Fernandez-Arias
Adult (65+): Bill McMillan & Christopher Pownall
Young Group: Rhos Scouts
Group: Happy Faces
The Bay of Colwyn Town Council will be inviting nominations for its Volunteer of the Year Awards for 2023/24. There are seven categories for nomination:
– Young Person (under 25 years), or group of young people
– Adult (25-64)
– Adult (65 and over)
– Green Volunteer or group
– Other Groups (two or more individuals, whether informal or formally constituted)
– Additional Category (for any that may not meet the criteria for the other six categories)
The deadline for receipt of nominations for our next awards is 31st January 2024.
For an online submission form: Click here for a submission form for 23/24
Or email to request a form: [email protected].
For further information: Tina Earley, Town Clerk, Bay of Colwyn Town Council, [email protected] 01492 532248