Agenda Item No. 5


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee: 27 February 2013


Report of the Managing Director


Vale Viewpoint Survey September 2012 - Volunteering


Purpose of the Report

1.             To inform the Committee of the results of survey questions covering volunteering in the Vale.


2.             That methods for promoting voluntary services and volunteering opportunities in the Vale be reviewed.

3.             That improved methods for promoting volunteering in the Vale be developed.

Reasons for the Recommendations

4.             53% of respondents reported that someone in their household undertook some form of informal or formal volunteering.

5.             92% of all respondents felt that volunteers had a positive impact on their community and the same number felt that more should be done to encourage volunteering in the Vale of Glamorgan.

6.             41% of respondents that did not currently undertake any voluntary work said they would consider doing so if they were made aware of volunteering opportunities in the Vale.


7.             The Vale Viewpoint panel is the joint LSB citizens panel. The September 2012 survey was the first survey of this panel.

8.             There were 297 responses to the survey.

Relevant Issues and Options

9.             This could potentially represent a large resource for the Vale if volunteering opportunities were more effectively promoted.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

10.        None.

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

11.        None.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

12.        None.

Crime and Disorder Implications

13.        None.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

14.        None.

Corporate/Service Objectives

15.        None.

Policy Framework and Budget

16.        None.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

17.        None.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

18.        None.

Background Papers

Vale Viewpoint Survey September 2012 Results Report.

Contact Officer

Robert Jones, Corporate Consultation Officer

Officers Consulted

Strategy and Sustainability Manager

Operational Manager - Corporate Policy and Communications

Head of Performance and Development

Responsible Officer:

Siân Davies, Managing Director