The role of our volunteers is vital to the Urdd’s governance structure, and we value the contribution of their experience, skills, and expertise to lead us into our next century.


Period of Tenure

Board members are appointed for a period of three years.

Time commitment

Board members are expected to:
• prepare for Board meetings
• allocate time to familiarise themselves with the work of the Urdd and the operational plans for the specific Board.
• attend at least 2 meetings a year and Urdd Gobaith Cymru's AGM. (Most meetings will be online with 'in person' meetings as required.)
• participate in Task and Finish committees / groups, if applicable

Role and responsibilities of a Board member

  • Support the Director(s) to develop and approve the long-term strategic vision, objectives, and outcomes of the department(s)
  • Review, scrutinise and monitor the performance of the department(s)
  • Promote an agenda for continuous improvement for the delivery of the department's services
  • Encourage the department(s) to provide an inclusive offer for children and young people who face barriers to in accessing the Urdd’s provision
  • Share expertise, contribute to, and influence the long-term plans for the department
  • Collaborate with the Director to support and nurture the department's volunteers
  • Support the staff recruitment process as required

Select the relevant board for further information:

The Human Resources Board

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The Business Board

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The Sports and Apprenticeships Board

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The Board for the Arts

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The Residential Centres Board

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Board members aged 18-25

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The International Board

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