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.

  • GDPR Update

    This course will cover a brief re-cap of key GDPR information, including what you need to know when you are working from home. Read more

  • Trustee training - Strategic Thinking and Decision Making - FREE

    Trustee development workshop - strategic thinking and decision making Read more

  • Introduction to Mentoring

    This interactive course provides an introduction to mentoring and aims to build confidence and develop skills in providing mentoring support. It would benefit new mentors and project managers of mentoring projects. Run across two half days, it will identify what mentoring is and how it differs from other forms of support, introduce key mentoring skills and explore practical ways to structure and manage mentoring sessions. Read more

News

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

  • Recycling bins available to local groups

    Swansea University have been in touch with a kind offer of recycling bins available to local third sector organisations, free of charge. Read more

  • Global Majority Fund

    A Partnership of Race Council Cymru, Bawso and Welsh Refugee Council will be overseeing the delivery of a £254,000 grants programme to Black Asian and Minority Ethnic community organisation in Wales. Read more

  • Haven’t completed your Census yet? There’s still time!

    You must fill in your Census by law; but don’t worry, there’s still time and there’s support available to help you. Read more

Local third sector events

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

  • The National Lottery Community Fund – 1:1 surgery

    Officers from TNL Community Fund are offering the opportunity to speak to them about ideas for applications for their People & Places or Awards for All grant schemes. Read more

  • Free presentation and facilitation skills workshop - FULL

    This course is now full. To be added to the reserve list, please contact Marsha on the details below. Funded through West Glamorgan Volunteering Support, a project creating shared resources to develop knowledge, management and coordination of volunteers and volunteer involving organisations in the area; a free, two-part presentation and facilitation skills workshop is being held in April. Read more

Local third sector jobs

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

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