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.

  • Trustee Briefing - Basic Financial Literacy - Free Course

    A short evening session considering the roles of trustees in an organisation's financial management. Read more

  • Introduction to Volunteer Management

    Are you getting the most from your volunteers - and importantly, are they getting the most from you? Read more

  • Planning and Writing Successful Funding Bids

    "Helped me see what I have been doing right, but more importantly, how I can improve the applications I develop" - This online course will help you to adapt your bid-writing to produce competitive bids, effectively and efficiently. 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! 

  • Funding Fair at the Phoenix Centre

    Julie James MS is hosting a Funding Fair at the Phoenix Centre, Townhill this May. Read more

  • Community Led Transport Solutions Meetings

    The Community Led Sustainable Transport Solutions project aims to strengthen sustainable transport and active travel in Swansea. Read more

  • Swansea Mental Health Forum

    The Swansea Mental Health Forum is an umbrella group of voluntary mental health organisations working in the City and County of Swansea. Read more

  • Swansea Volunteering Forum

    Swansea Volunteering Forum, which takes place every 2 months, provides peer support and discusses issues and themes of mutual interest around Volunteer management. Read more

  • Swansea Mental Health Forum

    The Swansea Mental Health Forum is an umbrella group of voluntary mental health organisations working in the City and County of Swansea. Read more

  • Swansea Volunteering Forum

    Swansea Volunteering Forum, which takes place every 2 months, provides peer support and discusses issues and themes of mutual interest around Volunteer management. Read more

Local third sector jobs

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

  • SCVS – 2 x Vacancies

    Swansea Council for Voluntary Service (SCVS) 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. Read more

  • Caredig – Finance Officer

    Family Housing has changed its name to Caredig. This means ‘kind’ in Welsh, and is what they are all about. Caredig are a nonprofit registered social landlord (RSL) based in Swansea. They were established in 1975 to meet the housing needs of families, older and more vulnerable people. Read more

  • Swansea Asylum Seekers Support (SASS) – Volunteer Development Worker

    Swansea Asylum Seekers Support is a well-loved grass-roots charity. They are volunteer-led, run and managed by their members, who include asylum seekers, refugees and other local people. SASS give a warm welcome to people seeking sanctuary in Swansea through our twice-weekly drop-ins, and offer practical support, educational and recreational opportunities. Read more

  • Cruse Cymru - Service Co-ordinator & Community Outreach Officer (Wales)

    Cruse help people through one of the most painful times in life – with bereavement support, information and campaigning. Read more

  • Caredig - Community Housing Officer

    Family Housing has changed its name to Caredig. This means ‘kind’ in Welsh, and is what they are all about. They are a nonprofit registered social landlord (RSL) based in Swansea. Caredig were established in 1975 to meet the housing needs of families, older and more vulnerable people. Read more

  • Swansea Women’s Aid - 2 vacancies

    Swansea Women’s Aid offers dynamic, innovative services to women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Read more

  • Faith in Families – 3 x vacancies

    Working in the local authority area of Swansea since 1999, Faith in Families have over two decades of experience which has well established them within disadvantaged communities enabling them to meet their mission. Read more

  • Crisis - Project Coordinator

    Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. They know that homelessness is not inevitable. They know that together we can end it. Read more

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