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.

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Training Events

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

  • Reflective Practice for Community Development Workers

    In any job it's important to take a step back and look at how things are going, and how they could be improved. Assess how you are doing as a community development worker, and help the groups you work with to do this themselves. Read more

  • GDPR Reflections

    On 25 May 2018, data protection laws underwent their biggest change in almost 20 years when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came in to force. Read more

  • Introduction to Social Prescribing - Free Course

    Social Prescribing is a new way of working within health care and it involves referral to non-medical services by a health professional e.g. to a support group, a mindfulness course, an environmental project or to a befriending scheme. 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! 

  • Community Wellbeing: It's in our nature

    Are you passionate about where you live, and want to make it a little better? Whatever it is that sets your soul on fire, Eden Project Communities would love to support you to make a difference! Read more

  • Swansea Parent/Carer Forum Drop In

    The Forum holds an informal meet up once a month. This provides an opportunity for any parent/carer to drop in and meet other parent/carers and find out more about the work of the Forum. Read more

  • EU Settlement Scheme Roundtable Discussion

    The Home Office is designing communications to support the third sector in Wales with the roll-out of the settlement scheme for vulnerable EU citizens. Read more

  • Love Your Liver Roadshow

    Love Your Liver is a year round British Liver Trust campaign to raise awareness of the three main risk factors for liver damage and improve early diagnosis and screening. Read more

  • Uplands Market

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

  • EYST Conference: Building Resilience to Extremism and Exploitation

    EYST are holding a one day conference with academics and practitioners to discuss new approaches to tackling far-right extremism, religious extremism and child exploitation. Read more

Local third sector jobs

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

  • Shelter Cymru - Housing Law Caseworker

    Shelter Cymru works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home. Read more

  • Shelter Cymru – Project Co-ordinator

    Shelter Cymru is the people and homes charity in Wales and works for the prevention of homelessness, the improvement of housing conditions, and the right of everyone to a safe, suitable and affordable home. Read more

  • British Red Cross - Service Support Worker

    The British Red Cross helps vulnerable people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. Read more

  • Elite Supported Employment - Employment Advisor

    ELITE Supported Employment Agency is a registered charity that enables people with a disability or disadvantage to obtain and maintain employment through the provision of structured in work training and support. Read more

  • Caer las - Support Workers (various)

    Are you ready for a career change? Are you concerned about the increase in homelessness in Wales and want to make an impact? Do you have the skills, can do attitude and passion for social justice? Have you ever considered training to be a support worker with Caer Las? Read more

  • Caer Las – Project Development Manager & HR Services Manager

    Are you seeking a new challenge? Do you want to help Caer Las transform their services? Read more

  • Interplay - Trustees Wanted

    Interplay (Integrated Play & Leisure) is a small charity providing integrated play and early intervention for children and young people with additional needs, whether this be due to disability, mental health or other barriers to play, and their siblings in South Wales. Read more

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