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.

  • First Aid - NUCO Qualification - Face-to-face Course

    Gain the knowledge and understanding of a selection of different emergencies that will enable you to assist with any that you may come across. Read more

  • Community Food & Nutrition Skills: Agored Cymru Level 1 - Online course

    With the current high cost of living and demand for healthy eating for less, this Community Food and Nutrition course will give you and your family all the information you need. Read more

  • New Ways of Working - Briefing - FREE Online Briefing

    This briefing is for trustees, line managers and project managers. We are all having to adopt new ways of working, post-Covid. This briefing is an opportunity to consider different working patterns and how to make sure effective communication and team work continues. Read more

News

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

  • SCVS Main phone number coverage

    From Monday 8th August, there will be a temporary reduction in coverage of our main reception numbers, 01792 544000 / 07443 773226 / 07538 898506 due to staff shortages combined with a move to a new telephone system. Read more

  • BSL Level 1, 2 and 3 from Swansea Centre for Deaf People

    Following a disruption to services during the pandemic, Swansea Centre for Deaf People are pleased to announce they are back for full face to face business! Read more

  • SCVS August ebulletin

    The SCVS August ebulletin is out now - get your free copy here! Read more

Local third sector events

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

  • Tummler School @ Elysium

    Elysium are proud to present the first Tummler School to be held in Swansea! Presented by Grow Social Capital, it is a brilliant opportunity to be part of a positive movement for change. Read more

  • Swansea Mental Health Forum

    The Swansea Mental Health Forum is an umbrella group of voluntary mental health organisations working in the City and County of Swansea. Read more

  • Nature Based Forum Swansea Bay

    Join us for the first meeting of the Nature Based Forum Swansea Bay at 10am, Friday 30th September 2022 in Teams. Read more

  • Swansea Volunteering Forum

    Swansea Volunteering Forum, which takes place every 2 months, provides peer support and discusses issues and themes of mutual interest around Volunteer management. Read more

  • Swansea Mental Health Forum

    The Swansea Mental Health Forum is an umbrella group of voluntary mental health organisations working in the City and County of Swansea. Read more

  • Swansea Volunteering Forum

    Swansea Volunteering Forum, which takes place every 2 months, provides peer support and discusses issues and themes of mutual interest around Volunteer management. Read more

Local third sector jobs

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

  • Caredig – Senior Mental Health Support Workers

    Caredig are a non-profit registered social landlord (RSL) based in Swansea. They were established in 1975 to meet the housing needs of families, older and more vulnerable people. Read more

  • Faith in Families – 2 x vacancies

    Faith in Families want to give all children in Swansea a voice, give them a choice and give them a brighter future. They want to reach out to them with the opportunities to thrive. Read more

  • Faith in Families - Child and Families Worker

    Faith in Families want to give all children in Swansea a voice, give them a choice and give them a brighter future. They want to reach out to them with the opportunities to thrive. Read more

  • Action for Children - Assistant Residential Worker

    Giving children and young people the foundations they need to thrive. Read more

  • Caredig – Financial Services Assistant

    Caredig are a non-profit registered social landlord (RSL) based in Swansea. They were established in 1975 to meet the housing needs of families, older and more vulnerable people. Read more

  • EYST - Helpline Manager

    Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales (EYST) is an award-winning and unique, beneficiary-led charity supporting ethnic minority young people, individuals and communities across Wales. Read more

  • Shelter Cymru – Multiple vacancies

    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

  • Project Coordinator - Bwyd Abertawe

    The Environment Centre is hosting Bwyd Abertawe, a project which has been building a network of sustainable food initiatives, businesses and supporters to improve food resilience in Swansea. Read more

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