16 August 2021 – Ruth Marks talks on the topic ‘Volunteering makes a world of difference’

Radyr resident Ruth Marks is Chief Executive of Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), the national membership body for voluntary organisations in Wales. An experienced charity sector activist and leader, she has led RNIB Cymru and Chwarae Teg and an independent review into health regulation in Wales.

Ruth was the first Older People’s Commissioner in the world establishing the independent office and used her statutory powers to review health care for older people; producing the report “Dignified Care”.  She was awarded the MBE in 2007 for services to welfare to work.

In outlining the thought behind her talk, she said:

People who volunteer in the community do so for a variety of reasons. I look forward to sharing some of the opportunities and challenges faced by volunteers and charities. Join us for this session where you might share your experience – or be inspired to volunteer yourself.”

So do come along to this talk if you are already involved in any voluntary activity, you think you might be at some time in the future, you want something to happen in the community but don’t know how to go about it, or you would just like to get out and meet new people. Everyone has something to offer and volunteering can actually be fun!

The meeting on Monday 16th August 2021 started at 19.30. Despite recent announcements on the relaxation of Covid restrictions we think it is too early to go back to meeting in person as a large group so this meeting was held on Zoom.

Watch this session on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQNYbjy4tI4