About us

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...

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Volunteering

SCVS Volunteer Centre can support you to find the right volunteering opportunity. Book an advice and guidance appointment at our centre, receive telephone assistance to help you decide, or access information through the Volunteering Wales website - we can help.

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Help & Support

Looking for support from a voluntary or community organisation? Feel that you don’t have a voice? Need some guidance around volunteering or training? We can help. Whilst much of our work involves supporting voluntary and community organisations in Swansea, we also run a variety of services which help individuals.

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Support for Organisations

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.

Training Events

Our courses help to develop skills, knowledge and confidence in voluntary organisations, community groups and volunteers.

  • Excelling in Volunteer Management THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

    This course is open to anyone who has existing experience of managing volunteers and/or has previously attended an Introduction to Volunteer Management course THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL If you want to be placed on a reserve list, email [email protected] Read more

  • Trustee Wellbeing Workshop - FREE

    Acknowledging the additional challenges that COVID-19, working from home and organisational change have brought to the role of governing third sector organisations, exploring ways to manage stress effectively and take good care of ourselves as trustees is more important than ever. Read more

  • All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness (unaccredited) THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

    THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL This two-day online course covers what you need to know to ensure the safeguarding of children and adults in your organisation. Read more

News

The latest News for the Third Sector (Voluntary and Community organisations) in Swansea.

Local third sector events

Events, training, fayres, open days, taster sessions and more! 

  • Cybercrime: Improving Victim Support and Resilience

    A virtual roundtable with academics and practitioners about the challenges and solutions of supporting victims in the digital age. Read more

  • gofod3 is back – bigger and better than ever before

    In 2020, like many other event organisers, WCVA were forced to cancel last year’s gofod3 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, they’ve decided to leave nothing to chance: shifting the event entirely online, and making it a week-long rather than one-day event! Read more

  • WGRP Social Value Forum – Theory of Change

    Dr Ben Reynolds, Founder and Director of Urban Foundry, will be running an online session on The Theory of Change for WGRP Social Value Forum members on Tuesday 29th June 2021. Read more

  • Working together to expand the support available to the NHS from the Voluntary Sector

    Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to working in partnership to improve outcomes and transfer care and resources from the statutory to the voluntary sector where appropriate. Read more

  • WGRP Social Value Forum – ‘Social Value Resources: What we have already, what we need to learn/develop’

    Social Value is the positive change that takes place after an intervention or activity - The Social Value Forum brings people together to share what they’re doing in relation to measuring Social Value. Read more

  • WGRP Social Value Forum – 'Social Value Planning: Embedding Social Value'

    Social Value is the positive change that takes place after an intervention or activity - The Social Value Forum brings people together to share what they’re doing in relation to measuring Social Value. Read more

Local third sector jobs

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

  • Down to Earth Project – Lead Facilitators

    Down to Earth is an award-winning social enterprise with a 15 year track record in supporting people to bring about positive change in their lives through meaningful outdoor activity. Read more

  • Barod - Peer Mentor

    Barod has friendly, trained workers operating across most of South and West Wales, providing support to individuals affected by alcohol and drugs, and their friends and family. The support and information they provide is free, confidential and non-judgmental. Read more

  • Crisis Skylight South Wales - Engagement and Assessment Worker

    Crisis Skylight South Wales works with thousands of people each year to help them rebuild their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. How they help depends on someone's needs and situation. Read more

  • Volcano - Trainee Fundraiser / Project Co-Ordinator

    Volcano is a theatre company based in Swansea, South Wales. They create original work that is always playful, inventive, risky and surprising – whatever form it takes. They tour throughout Wales, the UK and internationally. Read more

  • NPTCVS – Development Officer (Health & Social Care)

    Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service was established in April 1997 as a Charitable Company to support, promote and develop the participation of voluntary organisations, community groups and individuals in the voluntary sector in Neath Port Talbot. Read more

  • Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot - Generalist Advisers

    Citizens Advice SNPT provide the advice people need for the problems they face, and work to improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. Read more

  • Barod - Young Persons Worker

    Barod has friendly, trained workers operating across most of South and West Wales, providing support to individuals affected by alcohol and drugs, and their friends and family. The support and information they provide is free, confidential and non-judgmental. Read more

  • SEF Contract Opportunity - Swansea Community Green Spaces Project Officer

    Swansea Environmental Forum is offering a short-term contract to coordinate the Swansea Community Green Spaces Project for an eight-month period from July 2021. Read more

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