Youth Work Week 2017 will take place between June 23 and June 30 with many events taking place across the country. A national event to showcase youth work in Wales will take place on Tuesday June 27, 10:30-3pm, in the Senedd. The event will showcase the breadth of youth work and examples of the wide range of excellent projects that are delivered across Wales.

If you use social media, please show your support by signing up to the Thunderclap You can also use the hashtags #LoveYouthWork and #CaruGwaithIeuenctid to share your activity during Youth Work Week and throughout the year.

Bydd Wythnos Gwaith Ieuenctid 2017 yn digwydd rhwng 23 Mehefin a 30 Mehefin. Bydd llawer o ddigwyddiadau’n cael eu cynnal ledled y wlad. Cynhelir digwyddiad cenedlaethol i arddangos gwaith ieuenctid yng Nghymru ar ddydd Mawrth 27 yn y Senedd. Bydd y digwyddiad yn gyfle gwych ar gyfer y rhai sydd yn gweithio’n agos gyda phobl ifanc i arddangos ehangder gwaith ieuenctid ac enghreifftiau o’r amrywiaeth eang o brosiectau rhagorol sy’n cael eu darparu ledled Cymru.

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We want to hear from our Members.

We would appreciate 5 minutes of your time to complete our online survey – in return you will be entered for a free training session.
Thank you in advance

Intern Vacancy

Job Description – Big Music Project Communications, Marketing and Participation Intern

Youth Cymru is recruiting for a Big Music Project Intern to join our team in Treforest Trading Estate, Pontypridd.

The Big Music Project Intern will provide support for the Big Music Project by liaising with hubs, organising Champion development days, providing training for the Youth Achievement Awards, communicating effectively with other national partners, and ensuring all partners are supported to meet their project targets.

The intern will promote the Big Music Project and Youth Cymru’s work Nationally using online media and marketing materials. The intern will also support hubs to promote their work to local newspapers and radio stations, in addition to publicising the project on national level.

Finally, the Intern will support how young people are involved in the development of the Big Music Project, and in the participation structure of Youth Cymru overall through Llais Ifanc – Youth Cymru’s Young Leadership Panel.


Post: Big Music Project Policy, Communications, and Participation Intern (must be under 25yrs)

Responsible to: Development Manager and Project Support Officer

Salary: £14,500

Based: Treforest Trading Estate, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Hours: Full time – 35 hours per week


Key contacts: Youth Cymru staff, Big Music Project national partners, Big Music Hub Workers, Local and National Press, Assembly Members, Welsh Government officials.


Key objectives

To provide high-quality, day-to-day support on the Big Music Project to both Youth Cymru staff, national partners, and Hub Workers.

To help plan and co-ordinate Big Music Champion Development Days, Celebration events, and Youth Achievement award training.

To communicate the Big Music Project using online and social media, to key decision makers and influencers, and to publicise the work of the Big Music Project to local and national press.

To develop the participation structure of Youth Cymru and ensure Big Music Project participants have the opportunity the shape the development of the Project.


Key tasks


  • Office tasks: answering the phone, taking messages, welcoming visitors, responding to emails.
  • Administration for events: booking venues, managing invitations, reception duties at events
  • Contributing to weekly e-bulletins
  • Supporting all projects run within Youth Cymru
  • Project co-ordination including distribution of project materials, liaising with project partners and with Youth Cymru members
  • Attending meetings with external organisations
  • Writing up evaluations and reports on projects and events attended by Youth Cymru


Big Music Project

  • Support the delivery of the Youth Achievement Award to members
  • Provide ongoing day-to-day support for the Big Music Project to Youth Cymru staff, Hub workers, and national partners
  • Support the planning and co-ordination of the champion development days


Website development and Communications

  • Support and develop Youth Cymru’s Website and marketing all projects
  • Communicating Projects to key decision makers and influencers in the National Assembly for Wales and Welsh Government
  • Supporting Big Music Hubs to communicate their work to local decision makers, influencers, and press.
  • Promoting the work of the Big Music Project on social media platforms.
  • Effective internal project communications between Youth Cymru, national partners, and Hubs.



  • Developing Youth Cymru’s participation strategy to ensure Big Music Project participants and Champions can meaningfully shape the development of the project
  • Working with Llais Ifanc to develop a national participation structure, with representation from all areas of Wales and all of Youth Cymru’s projects.

Closing date – 12pm on 28th April 2017

Please send a CV

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Cardiff Half Marathon 2017

Supporting You

Joining Youth Cymru for the Half Marathon experience includes:

  • Social Media exposure
  • A Youth Cymru running vest
  • A fundraising pack & lots of fundraising support from the Events Team

Contact to express your interest

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Join Team Youth Cymru and fundraise for us with no minimum sponsorship pledge! To join email us at or call us on 01443 827840.

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The UK Youth Awards 2016 – Apply now

Building on the success of last year’s Youth of the Year, national charity UK Youth has launched a bigger and better awards ceremony to celebrate young people’s astonishing achievements and the grassroots youth organisations that support them through their social development journey.

Last years winner from Wales, Jodie a young a carer for her mother since she was 11 years old.


The UK Youth Awards will be split into two categories to crown UK Youth’s:

–          Young Person of the Year – celebrating those truly remarkable 16-25 year olds who have gained vital life skills to help them overcome challenges and achieve their goals. These achievements may be selfless, brave and, perhaps even, heroic or just great examples of a young person positively transitioning into adulthood.

–          Youth Organisation of the Year – celebrating the innovative and adaptable youth organisations that have overcome challenges to continuously support young people and their local communities. These organisations will have helped enable young people to positively progress through their social development journey from social engagement and learning to social action and leadership.

Three finalists in each category will be invited to a prestigious event at Buckingham Palace hosted by UK Youth’s Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, on 7th December, where the winners will be announced. Each winner will also receive grant funding of up to £350 and mentoring from top businesses to continue their positive journey.

Anna Smee, CEO of UK Youth said: “Every day I have the honour of hearing incredible stories of young people overcoming adversity to positively transform their life and the lives of others. It’s about time these young people and the grassroots youth organisations who support them every step of the way take centre stage. The UK Youth Awards aim to put the spotlight on these inspirational stories to showcase just what the youth sector is achieving by empowering young people with vital life skills to positively transition into adulthood.”

For more information and to submit an award nomination, please click here. The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday 13th November, with the winners being announced on 7th December.