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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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.


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Training Events

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

  • DBS Good Practice

    This information session will provide an interactive exploration of the best practice in using DBS checks. Read more

  • Understanding the Values of Community Development

    Community development is about helping people gain the skills and confidence to act together to improve their own community. Read more

  • Tai Chi Movement for Wellbeing

    SCVS are running a Free Tai Chi Movement for Wellbeing course for people 50+ and/or those who are living with a long term health conditions. Read more


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

  • Third Sector Awards Cymru 2017

    If you know a group that deserves recognition for their achievements, nominate them for the Third Sector Awards Cymru 2017. Read more

  • Swansea Community Transport

    Swansea Community Transport has a fully accessible minibus with 15 passenger seats which operates from their Fforestfach depot and is available to all non-profit making groups and organisations in the Swansea area. Read more

  • SCVS Annual General Meeting 2017

    The staff and Trustees of Swansea Council for Voluntary Service would be delighted for you to join us at our Annual General Meeting. Read more

Local third sector events

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

  • Woodland Walk

    Come and explore this beautiful ancient woodland with a circular walk with some steep and slippery footpaths. Read more

  • Austin Bailey Foundation – MEET THE FUNDER opportunity

    The Austin Bailey Foundation, a Swansea based funder founded in 1984, are keen to meet local charities and explain how to access their small grant funding. Read more

  • Uplands Market

    The Uplands, Marina and Morriston Markets are monthly street-markets selling a huge range of Welsh produce from beautiful hand-made items to delicious fresh food. Read more

  • Mindfulness Awareness Day

    For anyone who has ever had the thought, “I’d like to try meditation one day”, Saturday 28th October 2017 is that day, as Dharmavajra Kadampa Buddhist Centre, Swansea, will be holding a special Mindfulness Awareness Day, from 11am to 3pm. Read more

  • Black History Month Event

    You are warmly invited by African Community Centre to join them at their Black History Month Event. Read more

  • Swansea Refugee and Asylum Seeker Advocacy Forum

    An opportunity to join a group, raise your voice about the issues that affect you, and meet with service providers . Read more

Local third sector jobs

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

  • Wales Council for Deaf People - Engagement Officer

    Wales Council for Deaf People require an Engagement Officer to visit and support their groups in South & West Wales. Read more

  • Swansea Women’s Aid Children and Young People’s Service (CHYPS) – 3 x Posts

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

  • SYSHP – 3 x Vacancies

    SYSHP is a housing charity, which has been delivering services to vulnerable, socially excluded homeless and potentially homeless young people for over 20 years. For young people at an age where they are no longer children and not quite adults, life can be pretty tough. For those who have come out of care or broken up with their families and are worried where they will live, it’s unbearable. Read more

  • Age Cymru Swansea Bay seek Trustees

    Age Cymru Swansea Bay is currently seeking dynamic and experienced individuals to join their Board of Trustees. Read more

  • Swansea Community Farm seek Trustees

    Swansea Community Farm is a well established and much loved local charity and community resource. They aim to promote the health, wellbeing and confidence of people of all ages and backgrounds through engagement in purposeful activity including caring for animals, growing and cooking healthy food, green exercise, conservation work and connecting with nature. Read more

  • 6th Llangyfelach Church Scout Group Require a Trustee

    Llangyfelach Scout group is searching for a new member of its executive committee with treasurer skills. Read more

  • Swansea Mind - Part Time Sessional Admin Workers

    Swansea Mind require sessional workers to provide basic administrative support to the organisation. Read more