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PRESS RELEASE

Monday 5th of December 2016

Celebrating 44 years of International Volunteering for the Benefit of Wales

UNA Exchange will be celebrating International Volunteering (Wednesday the 7th of December 5.30-7.30pm) to coincide with International Volunteering day 5th December. The event at the Senedd will recognise the success of the organisation in delivering over 40 years of volunteering opportunities in Wales and around the world.

On the day, guests will have an opportunity to familiarise themselves with the impact volunteering has on young Welsh people and their communities. The event will showcase the benefits of international volunteering through a series of mixed media (photo, art, video and narrative) a visual exhibition, as well as a Human Library.

Three weeks of volunteering in Berlin when I was 16 changed my life – it broadened my horizons and helped me realise the power and potential I had.  It inspired to me to move to New York for a job when I was 21 and career-wise I’ve never looked back.   It’s great that UNA continues opening this window of opportunities to young people and I am delighted I’m speaking at UNAExchange annual Senedd reception,” – Hannah Pudner, Assistant Director of Open University Wales who will reflect on how volunteering with UNA Exchange has helped shape her life and career prospects.

There will be also short speeches from Alun Davies, Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language who will speak about the benefits of volunteering on Welsh young people and their communities and MaryAnn Hale, Director of UNA Exchange who will speak about the work of UNA Exchange and how this impacts on young Welsh people.

UNA Exchange is a charity organization based in Cardiff, UK. Founded in 1973 it is one of the oldest international youth organizations in Wales. We support people to volunteer on a huge range of projects with partners in over 60 countries throughout the world.  

We also coordinate a programme of projects in Wales, where international volunteers support local organisations to make a positive change in their communities.  These projects also support communities in Wales to learn about different cultures and promote global citizenship.

ENDS

For more information contact: Maryann Hale — maryannhale@unaexchange.org— Tel: 029 2022 3088

Notes for Editors

UNA Exchange is housed in the Temple Of Peace, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3AP/ Tel: 029 2022 3088 www.unaexchange.org.