Agenda Item No 4

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET: 5TH NOVEMBER 2018

 

REFERENCE FROM VOLUNTARY SECTOR JOINT LIAISON COMMITTEE: 3RD OCTOBER 2018

 

“           ECONOMIC VALUE OF VOLUNTEERING WITHIN THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN (VS) -

 

The Representative for Glamorgan Voluntary Services presented the report to provide an annual report on the economic value of volunteering within the Vale of Glamorgan. 

 

The Representative advised that the content of the rolling report was based on the findings of a questionnaire that was distributed to Glamorgan Voluntary Services volunteers and was used to work out the monetary value of volunteering.  In comparison with the previous year the monetary value of volunteering had risen from £39,102,861 to £40,446,224.  This was an increase of £1,343,363. 

 

In conclusion, the Representative stressed the importance of recognising the value around voluntary service activities and hoped that the report allowed the Committee to recognise the value from the voluntary sector’s point of view.

 

The Chairman thanked the Representative for the greatly valued report and advised Committee that another volunteering fair would be coming up in the near future which was an excellent tool for recruiting individuals and promoting the excellent work already undertaken. 

 

RECOMMENDED -

 

(1)       T H A T the report on the economic value of volunteering within the Vale of Glamorgan be noted in acknowledgement of the 71 fold return on the Council’s investment to voluntary activity alone. 

 

(2)       T H A T the report be referred to Cabinet and other Members of the Council for information.

 

Reason for decisions

 

(1&2)  To acknowledge the contribution that volunteers make to the Vale of Glamorgan and to provide an annual update on the Compact Action Plan.”

 

 

Attached as Appendix – Report to the Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee: 3rd October, 2018