Photography project captures the volunteering spirit

The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) has published a set of images from its members to showcase the work of volunteers across the country.

The membership organisation for voluntary services in Wales launched a national competition, asking its members to submit images of their work in local communities.

The winning photograph features volunteers Nicola Wakeford and son Cooper picking up litter on Clean Up Day, run by Ferndale Grassroots.

Other photographs feature volunteers on environmental projects, helping homework clubs, fundraising for hospice care, campaigning on sexual health, running a community food co-op and supporting local social enterprise.

The photographs will be on display in Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff over the summer months and will move to Swansea in November.

Ferndale Grassroots is located in the Rhondda Fach and is involved in projects to boost community cohesion, aspiration and social, environmental and economic potential.

Committee member at Ferndale Grassroots Wayne Carter said he was ‘delighted that this image of the hard work volunteers undertake at whatever age, captures the human spirit, commitment and energy to make a positive impact in our communities’.

You can take a tour of the photos here.



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