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Swansea Council for Voluntary Service is the umbrella organisation for voluntary activity throughout the City & County of Swansea, supporting, developing and representing voluntary organisations, volunteers and communities in the County. We work to support and develop the Third Sector by providing a wide range of information, advice and support services and by representing the views of the sector to government and policy makers... (more)

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These programmes are part financed by the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government.

Some of the ways that we can help...

  • Forums

    Our local forums give third sector organisations the chance to network, share their views and keep on top of the latest developments in their field...

  • Information

    SCVS provide regular updates for the local sector through our quarterly members magazine, a monthly e-bulletin and specialist briefings...

  • Events

    Events & training specifically for the third sector in Swansea…

  • Volunteer

    Our volunteer centre offers advice and guidance on 100’s of local opportunities however much time you have, and whatever your interest...

  • Training

    SCVS offer high quality, affordable and third sector specific training courses from our Walter Road offices…

  • Development

    Whether you need support to update your policies, or advice on funding and sustainability, our development workers will help…

  • Job Vacancies

    Looking for paid work in the Third Sector in Swansea? Browse local vacancies here...

  • Policy/Influence

    SCVS works on your behalf to represent the Sector's interests across a wide range of partnerships at local, regional and national levels...

  • What's On?

    Fayres, open days, taster sessions and more! Events which are run by local organisations and are open to the public...

Latest news

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  • Friday, 24 July 2015

    Petitions Committee reviews National Assembly for Wales’ Petitions system / HSC Committee looks at proposed Public Health (Wales) Bill

    The Petitions Committee are currently holding a review of the National Assembly for Wales’ Petitions system. They want to know whether the amount of signatures is correct, should Assembly Members be allowed to submit a petition and whether there should be a minimum age to submit a petition. Read more

  • Thursday, 16 July 2015

    Save our Farm appeal

    Swansea Community Farm, the only city farm in Wales has today launched an urgent appeal to save it from closure – read their press release below. Read more

  • Wednesday, 15 July 2015

    Wales’ political parties are preparing their manifestoes – and they want to hear the sector’s views

    With the Assembly Elections of 2016 just around the corner, the political parties in Wales are preparing their manifestoes. All are keen to receive input from the third sector. Read more

  • Monday, 13 July 2015

    Third sector placement opportunities sought for social work degree students

    The City and County of Swansea Social Service training Department are currently planning student placements for the academic year 2015-16 for those completing the Degree or Masters in Social Work, and are seeking third sector organisations who may be able to provide a placement. Read more

  • Wednesday, 08 July 2015

    Could your organisation help with living with dementia research?

    Age Cymru are trying to identify people who would be willing to speak to them about their day to day experiences of living with dementia, the impact it has on their lives and the support currently available to them. Read more

  • Tuesday, 07 July 2015

    Nominations are now Open for the 2016 St David Awards

    The St David Awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements of people from all walks of life in Wales. It acknowledges people who are making a real difference for this country – either at home or abroad. Do you know someone exceptional? Read more

  • Friday, 03 July 2015

    Down to Earth Project offers free group volunteering for organisations this Summer

    Book now for this free summer opportunity! Starting from the 7th July to the 27th August 2015 at the Little Bryn Gwyn Site (SA3 1EB), Down to Earth are looking for organisations who are interested in signing up volunteers for either a one off ‘taster day’, or a ‘short program’ of up to four days. Read more

  • Friday, 03 July 2015

    New Code of Professional Practice for Social Care introduced in Wales

    On 1st July 2015, the new Code of Professional Practice for Social Care launched. The Code empowers the social care workforce to put the well-being of individuals at the centre of decisions about their care and support, giving practical guidance on how to meet the objectives of the Welsh Government’s Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act. Read more

  • Wednesday, 01 July 2015

    SCVS July 2015 Ebulletin now available to download

    The SCVS Ebulletin for July 2015 is now available to download - packed with news, events, training, jobs and more, by - and for - the Third Sector in Swansea. Read more

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