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.

  • Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment Act (Wales 2020) - Free

    On March 21st, 2022 the Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020 will come into force. As a result, all organisations who work with children need to be fully aware of the new law. Read more

  • DBS Barring Workshop - Free

    This DBS workshop focuses on barring, including referral routes, legal duties. Bring your questions and get a better understanding of the DBS system. Read more

  • Putting Equality and Diversity Into Practice

    Ensure your organisation, projects and services are inclusive. Get maximum participation from communities and access for your service users. Read more


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

  • ‘Mind Our Future’ Grant Funding – Potential consortia meeting

    SCVS are hosting an online session on 27th September to provide an opportunity for groups/organisations to come together and discuss any potential opportunities for joint working/consortia bids for this funding stream. Read more

  • British Red Cross Hospital Discharge survey

    The British Red Cross is carrying out research on hospital discharge (leaving hospital) in Wales, which seeks to understand the impact of changes made since the start of May 2020, to meet increasing demands on health and social care services. Read more

  • Raise your profile on Charitable Radio

    Charitable Radio gives a voice to all charity fundraising initiatives, small and large whilst celebrating the efforts of all. Groups can highlight their work on this national online platform. Read more

Local third sector events

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

  • Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Engagement Sessions

    Reconnecting with our Communities. The Older People’s Commissioner wants to hear about your experiences of re-connecting with your community as restrictions have changed, and your views on what needs to happen to make sure that older people can do the things that matter to them, and that no-one is left behind as we move forward. Read more

  • Action for Elders ‘Getting Back Out There’ walk

    As part of Action for Elders ‘Getting Back Out There’ campaign, they have organised a walk along Swansea Seafront on 26th September 2021 - starting at Secret Beach Bar & Kitchen, Swansea. Read more

  • Theatre Versus Oppression Workshops

    Award winning UK registered charity TVO would like to invite you to a series of group meetings / workshops. Read more

  • Food for the Region - Regional Food System Conference - SW Wales

    Swansea Environmental Forum and 4theRegion are partnering to deliver a major conversation over two days, about the resilience of our regional food system in South West Wales. Read more

  • West Glamorgan Safeguarding Board – Self Neglect Policy Launch

    West Glamorgan Safeguarding Board invite you to attend a Multi Agency event which will include a live case study, along with the launch of the WGSB Self Neglect policy, which will be used when concerns relate to an adult at risk who is believed to be self-neglecting. 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...

  • Mixtup – 4 vacancies

    Mixtup is a brilliant independent, beneficiary led youth club in Swansea for young people aged 11-25 with mixed abilities. Read more

  • Barod - Estates & Facilities Officer

    Barod has friendly, trained workers operating across most of South and West Wales, providing support to individuals affected by alcohol and drugs, and their friends and family. The support and information they provide is free, confidential and non-judgmental. Read more

  • Chwarae Teg - Senior Finance Partner

    Chwarae Teg's vision is for a fairer Wales where all women can achieve and prosper. Their mission is to inspire, lead and deliver gender equality in Wales. Read more

  • Faith in Families - Inspiring Futures Outreach Worker

    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

  • Adult Learning Wales - Curriculum Development Officer

    Adult Learning Wales are a democratic, independent and voluntary movement, committed to widening participation, promoting active citizenship and skills development and providing the best quality learning, through a collaborative approach, working across the whole of Wales. Read more

  • Swansea Women’s Aid - Trustee vacancies

    Swansea Women’s Aid (SWA), est. 1975, provides temporary accommodation and/or support to women and their children in Swansea who have suffered or are experiencing domestic violence and abuse, in all its forms. Read more

  • Paul Popham Fund – Fundraising Officer

    The Paul Popham Fund, Renal Support Wales has a simple aim: to improve the quality of life of adults, youths and children with kidney disease and their families and carers. Read more

  • Swansea Carers Centre - 4 x Vacancies

    Swansea Carers Centre is a specialist voluntary organisation providing support to unpaid carers and former carers across the City & County of Swansea. Read more