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.

  • What do Community Development Workers do?

    So you want to be a community development worker? What skills and knowledge do you need? How should you behave? Come join the discussion! Read more

  • Agored Cymru Level 2 All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness

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

  • Tendering Workshop - FREE

    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

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! 

  • Shelter Cymru - Homelessness Law in Wales – An Essential Introduction

    Back by popular demand, this course is essential for anyone working with people in housing difficulty in any capacity Read more

  • Swansea’s Second Trustee Social

    Your space to decompress, network and chat over a cuppa and cake… Read more

  • Hate Crime Awareness Week Event

    Join organisations for a free event at Swansea’s Waterfront Museum on Tuesday 15th October for a National Hate Crime Awareness Week event, featuring networking, information stands, exhibitions and workshops. Read more

  • Barod - Drug Consumption Rooms - A Discussion

    Drug Consumption Rooms (DCR) have been in operation worldwide since the mid 1980’s to respond to various drug-related issues...why has the UK not yet established a DCR? Read more

  • Are you Sitting Comfortably? Shine Cymru Health and Well-being Event 2019

    Shine Cymru present an information session for adults, children and young people with Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus at their annual event. Read more

  • Swansea Parent Carer Forum - Launch Event

    In January 2018, a group of parent carers began working co-productively with Swansea Local Authority to commission a new Parent Carer Forum. Read more

Local third sector jobs

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

  • Faith in Families - Child and Families Worker (Maternity Cover)

    Faith in Families is making a real difference to children and families facing many issues. Their Family Centres in Swansea and Brecon offer a range of services from childcare to lunch clubs, inspiring those they serve, and believing in them, to help them succeed. Read more

  • Swansea Women’s Aid - CHYPS Play & Activities Worker

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

  • Include Hub – 2 vacancies

    Include supports people to reduce offending and create happier, safer communities by inspiring hope in people's futures. Ex - offenders are involved in making these differences through planning and delivery of projects. Read more

  • Barod – 2 vacancies

    Barod specialises in substance misuse support for both adults and young people. Their friendly, trained workers operate across most of South and West Wales, providing support to individuals affected by alcohol and drugs, and their friends and family. Read more

  • Hafal - Domiciliary Care Support Worker (Swansea)

    Due to on-going expansion, Hafal require community home care workers to join their team. Read more

  • The Environment Centre - Environment Centre Manager

    The Environment Centre provides a range of services that support other organisations and empower local people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles. Read more

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