Our “Learning through Volunteering” film (itself a learning project!) is being shared via social media & shown on the community Big Screen in Swansea’s Castle Square for the duration of Swansea Learning Festival.

Swansea Learning Festival, 1st – 6th April 2019, is a FREE 6 day festival to celebrate Swansea’s status of as 1 of only 3 Learning Cities in UK designated by UNESCO.


UNESCO defines a learning city as a city that effectively mobilises its resources in every sector to promote inclusive learning from basic to higher education.

There are over 200 separate free learning events across Swansea within the Festival, including...

...An invite to come to us at Swansea Council for Voluntary Service between 10am-12pm, Thursday 4th April to discuss what Volunteering suits you, & how getting involved as a volunteer is a great way to get back into learning & skill building.

To book a place at this event email [email protected] or call 01792 544000

“Learning through Volunteering” is a short film (5 minutes) made voluntarily by Alicia Hughes, a photojournalism degree student from University of  Wales Trinity St David’s.

Alicia filmed 4 volunteers from Swansea, whilst they shared their experiences of learning in preparation for, and during, their differing volunteering opportunities. The film shows how valuable volunteering is as a learning pathway, aims to encourage more people to consider volunteering, and was launched in Swansea Learning Festival April 2019.