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...




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.



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.



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.

  • Next Steps in Managing Volunteers

    This course is open to anyone who has existing experience of managing volunteers and/or has previously attended an Introduction to Volunteer Management course Read more

  • Tendering Workshop

    Come along to a free, informal workshop on Preparing to Tender covering: • Jargon – what does it all mean! • Pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQ) – what are they & what questions can be asked • Support & assistance – where to go next Read more

  • Agored Cymru Level 2 All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness - Accredited THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL

    This course covers everything you need to know to ensure the safeguarding of children and adults in your organisation. Read more


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

  • SCVS and Emails - UPDATE 11th December

    Fingers crossed.... 🙏🤞 We believe we're getting to the bottom of the persistent email issue we've had this week, which means you should be back to normal service from #teamscvs now! 🎉 Read more

  • SCVS Ebulletin Christmas Bumper Edition Out Now!

    News, Training, Events, Jobs, Funding and more - get ahead on the coming months by reading the SCVS Christmas Bumper ebulletin... Read more

  • New national approach to improve safeguarding in Wales

    Wales has become the first part of the UK to introduce a single set of safeguarding guidelines for children and adults at risk following the launch of the new Wales Safeguarding Procedures online and via an app in November 2019. Read more

Local third sector events

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

  • Procurement Forum - The Art of The Possible

    A half day Conference with expert speakers and regional leaders, to explore what's possible and how we can transform the economy of South West Wales by keeping more of our spending in the region. Read more

  • Barod - Opioids and Depressants: Pain or Pleasure

    Opioid-based drugs such as heroin and depressants like Valium get bad press, but is it deserved? This one-day course looks at a range of substances that come under these two categories. Read more

  • Interested in Giving Your Opinions on Cell Therapy as a Treatment?

    Midlands-Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre are looking for people whose opinions will help shape the content and delivery of public information on cell therapy. Read more

  • Silver Screen Cinema at Forge Fach

    Forge Fach are showing a series of classic film screenings specially for their senior visitors through November and December. Read more

  • Wellbeing Willow Craft Course

    Anyone 18+ is welcome who would benefit from improved health and wellbeing. This course is free of charge and AGORED qualification optional. Read more

  • Give Blood This Christmas!

    Welsh Blood Service invite you and a friend to give blood and save lives. Read more

Local third sector jobs

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