CYFLE CYMRU marked Adult Learners’ Week by celebrating the success of our volunteers and peer mentors.
Certificates were presented to members of the North Wales team at a training day in Bodelwyddan, marking their progress through the Cyfle Cymru Peer Mentoring Academy.
The academy scheme – which seeks to recognise the professional development of peer mentoring skills – rewards commitment to outreach, volunteering and training, and is available to both volunteers and paid staff.
The group also invested in their own skills during the day, including brushing up their Welsh and making their own Welsh cakes!
Cyfle Cymru project manager for North Wales Naomii Oakley said the day had been a great success.
“It was been great to bring the team together to share good practice, get to know one another a little better, learn something new, and celebrate the success of our colleagues,” she said.
In Swansea, participants from the Western Bay area were rewarded for completing core training on the Cyfle Cymru Volunteer Pathway.
Seven volunteers were presented with certificates by deputy director of WCADA Becky Hancock after success in confidentiality, equality and diversity, and boundaries and ethics training.
Western Bay lead mentor Claire Gore said it had been an enjoyable afternoon – complete with tea, cake and a quiz.
“We’d like to say a big ‘welcome’ and ‘thank you’ to volunteers who are now up and running on the project,” she added.
Cyfle Cymru is delivered by members of the DACW Consortium.
Cyfle Cymru is part of the Welsh Government’s Out of Work Service, supported by the European Social Fund.