Apprenticeship Experience Week

Trusted Standard Level 1 Awarded to FLVC

26th Annual General Meeting

Flintshire Volunteer Organisers Network Meeting

Next week is National Apprenticeship Week (NAW)! Between February 5th to the 11th individuals, employers, training providers and communities will be highlighting and celebrating the achievements of apprentices around the United Kingdom and encouraging people to consider how apprenticeships can help to provide #SkillsForLife.

Here is our Business Administration apprentice sharing their experience.

“I began my apprenticeship with the FLVC in early January as a Business Administrator and I am enjoying the experience greatly. I’m getting to learn and experience things while I work which betters my understanding of the job and workplace. My colleagues are very supportive, kind, and friendly. They understand my needs and are very encouraging.

The apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity for me. To be able to learn and gain a qualification in this way is very suitable for me. It is helping me to build my confidence and self-belief and I am already doing things I didn’t think I could. I am very thankful for the opportunity and I’m looking forward to what It will bring me.”

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Flintshire Local Voluntary Council has recently achieved the Trusted Standard Level 1 recognising the excellent work it does as a third sector organisation in Wales.

Flintshire Local Voluntary Council have recently been awarded Trusted Charity Status.  The quality mark is awarded after an online and independent assessment. Hosted by the Growth company (Weblink) , the standard covers areas of assessment such as Governance, Planning and working with others,  Chief Officer Ann Woods also recently co-hosted a national Webinar on the Core standards of the Award, sharing FLVC’s experience of the assessment process.

‘The Trusted Charity assessment process provided a focussed work plan for us as an organisation to look at areas for development, whilst also giving us the opportunity to reflect on things we do well.  Trustees and the whole staff team were involved in the assessment process, which ensured we all take ownership of the organisation’s aim to deliver a high quality service to the Third Sector’.   Ann Woods Chief Officer, FLVC 

“There is a high level of engagement at local, regional and national level for a relatively small organisation. FLVC is able to influence and make a real difference to strategic plans and policy which impact on their community. This ability to ‘punch above their weight’ is testament to the leadership of the organisation and the relationships and reputation it has built over many years. It also reflects the values upheld by the leaders, including avoiding competition with local Voluntary Sector Organisations (VSOs). The outcomes of this proactive partnership working is that FLVC is invited to contribute to, chair and be actively involved in several influential networks and forums.
Such work not only has a positive impact on local or regional issues but also helps to inform national strategy, activities and resources.”  Dr. Sue Newberry


If any organisation is interested in the Award the contact details are [email protected] , or give FLVC a call for an informal chat about what is involved 01352 744000,  [email protected]

On Thursday 14th Septeember 2023 voluntary and community groups from across Flintshire came to our Annual General Meeting, which included the Tom Jones Awards for young volunteers. Four young people received certificates recognising their voluntary work and the impact it has made on local communities. The overall award winner, as decided by a panel of local young people, was Tom, who volunteers with Giddo’s Gift 🏆 Our congratulations to all those who volunteer their time to help others.
If you would like to nominate a young person aged 25 or under for next year’s award, please contact us, [email protected], tel: 01352 744000.

The Next Flintshire Volunteers Organisers Network Meeting is being held at

Hawarden Masonic Hall, Hawarden

Wednesday 28th February 2024  9.30am till  12.30pm

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