Volunteering can be very rewarding. You can help maintain your local area, and meet like-minded residents.
Our volunteers have been recognised nationally for their hard work across the Vale.
Steve Hunt, 70, recently won a Wales Volunteer of the Year award, and said:
"I enjoy spending time outdoors, and find volunteering really rewarding - especially seeing the changes to one of my favourite parks. I always try and get out to volunteer, no matter the weather, and work on clearing trees, installing new gates and creating new habitats for wildlife.
"I would recommend volunteering to all, especially to anyone who enjoys being outdoors."