Global Community Activities

How long: One day events
When: Mostly between July and October
Destinations: Across Wales
Activities: A variety of community events/activities promoting global understanding  
Who can apply: Anyone 18+
Cost: None

As part of our programme of International Volunteer Projects in Wales, UNA Exchange supports a variety of global community events that aim to bring international volunteers and local people together. These events enable local people and international volunteers to celebrate cultural diversity and raise the profile of international volunteering in their community.

Events are run in communities hosting international projects and most run over the summer months. We always need volunteers to help at these events; this could be anything from welcoming people on arrival to helping organise global games and activities.

For more information contact  , Education Programme Co-ordinator. More details of events coming up can be found in the calendar .

Global Family Day

In August 2006 we ran a successful Global Family Day at Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare.

As the sun was shining, visitors made their way between the African drumming sessions and the treasure hunt. A Global quiz was held for visitors, putting their knowledge of the world to the test. A Fairtrade display also encouraged people to sample a number of exotic dishes. At the specially constructed ‘Global Village’ UNA Exchange staff and volunteers from around 17 different countries organised fun activities with the local people.

Taster classes in languages, Indian cookery and African dance were held and visitors were encouraged to take part. They were also able to see the brand new outdoor classroom that international volunteers from Wales, the Netherlands, Greece and Slovakia built together with local children and young people.

Some feedback:

"It was a great opportunity for people from all over the world to get together, enjoy a range of multicultural events, sample lots of delicious food and share stories of their country. I was especially delighted to see all the good work that the international volunteers have achieved during their time in Rhondda Cynon Taff." Cllr Graham Thomas, Cabinet Member for Culture, Recreation and Tourism

"I really enjoyed meeting people from other countries and learning about their cultures…  I liked the African drumming and found out that the main language in Togo is French." Visitor to the Global Day