Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is bolstering its links with its small army of volunteers by giving them a uniform which recognises the unique and important contribution that volunteers make in complementing the services it provides.

The UHB has around 400 volunteers who provide a wide range of support in a variety of areas. In recognition of their important role and to raise the profile of their volunteering the UHB has developed a Volunteer Strategy and Framework.

This strategy outlines the Health Board’s support and encouragement of the efforts of individual volunteers and voluntary organisations for the benefit of service users, their relatives and carers.

This is being achieved by raising the profile of volunteering within the Health Board and the community, one aspect of increasing the profile is the introduction of a unique volunteer brand. This will provide a clear identity for volunteers as individuals and as part of a team that recognises the value of their contribution, it will also ensure that volunteers are easily recognisable by the introduction of a uniform and identity badges.

Michelle Fowler, from the Health Board’s Volunteer Services, said “The new volunteer uniform gives the volunteer an identity which highlights they are part of a valued team and provides a sense of belonging.”


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