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.

  • 3 Principles: An Introduction for Professionals

    This introduction from Alex Waters to the 3 Principles concept is for anyone who supports the mental health and wellbeing of other people. You will benefit personally, and professionally, from an understanding of the 3 Principles of Innate Health as you find more peace of mind, resilience, clarity, creativity, connection and productivity. Read more

  • Introduction to Co-Production - Free

    Co-production is a relationship where professionals and citizens share power to plan and deliver support – together. Read more

  • Impact of Domestic Abuse on Children & Young People - Free

    This information session will help to raise awareness of the effects of domestic abuse on children and young people. It will also you the confidence to refer children that need support to Women's Aid in Swansea. 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! 

  • Hope In Swansea trial registration sessions

    Hope In Swansea - An App that creates a smooth path between people needing hope and the organisations providing it. Read more

  • Community Ownership Fund – information and Q&A session

    The Community Ownership Fund is a £150 million fund to support community groups in the UK to take ownership of assets which are at risk of being lost. Read more

  • Possibilities for People - Continuing the Conversation

    Following previous events, and continuing to look to the future, this is an opportunity to share, learn and explore how we can continue to shape and enhance the health and wellbeing of the people and communities of Neath Port Talbot and Swansea. Read more

  • WGRP Social Value Forum – 'Social Value Planning: Embedding Social Value'

    Social Value is the positive change that takes place after an intervention or activity - The Social Value Forum brings people together to share what they’re doing in relation to measuring Social Value. Read more

  • WGRP Social Value Forum – 'A Flourishing Social Value Sector!'

    Social Value is the positive change that takes place after an intervention or activity - The Social Value Forum brings people together to share what they’re doing in relation to measuring Social Value. Read more

Local third sector jobs

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

  • ILA Association - Costume designer / Seamster / Trainer

    Ibero-Latin American (ILA) Association are looking for someone who could train the Ibero-Latin American Heritage Dance Group to make some costumes for their dance performance in December. Read more

  • Swansea Community Farm – Youth Volunteer Wellbeing Support Worker

    Swansea Community Farm is the only city Farm in Wales, delivering land-based volunteering activities and training that improves the health, wellbeing and confidence of people facing disadvantage. Read more

  • EYST – Multi-lingual Helpline Call Handlers x 2

    The BAME Multi-lingual Helpline Wales is a partnership project between EYST Wales, Women Connect First, ProMo Cymru and Citizens Advice Cymru. Read more

  • Faith in Families - Inspiring Futures Outreach Workers

    Working in the local authority area of Swansea since 1999, Faith in Families have over two decades of experience which has well established them within disadvantaged communities enabling them to meet their mission. Read more

  • Swansea Sea Cadets – Volunteer Treasurer

    The Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Their volunteers support young people both directly and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities. Read more

  • Cwmtawe Cluster - Triage and Wellbeing Practitioner

    The Cwmtawe Cluster is a group of three GP practices working together with community nursing, dentists, opticians, community pharmacists the voluntary sector and the local authority. Together the cluster provides care for around 44,000 people in the Clydach, Morriston and Llansamlet areas of Swansea. Read more

  • Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot – Generalist and Trainee Advisers

    Citizens Advice Swansea Neath Port Talbot (CASNPT) are a registered charity and a member of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux. Their aims are: To provide the advice people need for the problems they face; To improve the policies and practices that affect people’s lives. Read more

  • New Pathways – 3 x vacancies

    New Pathways are committed to providing specialist services for everyone who has experienced recent or historical sexual violence (sexual abuse or rape). Read more

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