2022 marked 75 years of the Council for Wales of Voluntary Youth Services (CWVYS).

Through the year we asked friends of CWVYS, previous staff, Trustees and Presidents past and present if they would be willing to share their recollections of CWVYS over the years.

Our hope was to feature these in a document outlining the history of CWVYS alongside information on key dates and developments in the voluntary youth sector in Wales, the UK and further afield.

Many people kindly shared their reflections and memories with us, and we were privileged to be able to share in these and to compile a 75 year timeline of CWVYS.

Today we are very pleased to share a bilingual booklet which covers CWVYS from 1947 to 2022! We hope our members and colleagues in the youth sector will find it as interesting as we have:


In due course we will be featuring people’s individual contributions in full, on our website under the History tab.