Involve Involve recruit, train and support volunteers to be in a befriending/ Independent visitor role on a one to one or in a group setting to meet the needs of individual children, young people, families, adults with various needs or older people. We have a variety of schemes that engage people in need in Swansea. Involve Volunteering Project is a partnership between Swansea Council for Voluntary Service and the City & County of Swansea Social Services Department, ABMU and Families First. Established in November 1987, Involve is one of SCVS’s own volunteering projects. Our volunteers provide local people with support. Volunteers befriend children, young people, adults or families in our local community on a one to one basis, or in a group setting. All Volunteers have to satisfy our safeguarding requirements, by providing two references and undertaking a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS). Volunteers, also need to attend a two day or 4 evening Induction training course. Find out more about the 5 projects within Involve below. Smart steps - Support for local families providing a listening ear and reassurance... Wassup - Independent Visitors - a consistent figure in the life of a looked after child or young person... Interact - Volunteers reducing isolation and loneliness, and increasing confidence of adults... Mental Health and Wellbeing Volunteering Project - Volunteers supporting people who have been affected by mental ill health... Transcend - a mental health peer mentoring project... The office is open from 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday. We have a staff duty rota from 9-12pm. However, if you are worried about a child or young person, please ring 01792 635700. If you are worried about an adult, please ring 01792 636519. After office hours, the Social Service Duty Emergency number is 01792 775501. For general enquiries and referral forms please email [email protected] or contact Involve on 01792 457299. For more information on the process of Volunteering click here. Existing volunteers click here for diary sheets, and here for Expense forms We would like to encourage our volunteers to print out their own forms to complete. However, please note that these are PDF versions, so volunteers will be unable to use these forms to send via email. If you require an email version or if you would like copies sent to you in the post when you require them, please don't hesitate to contact the office on 01792 457299, email: [email protected] Volunteers, please take note of the important information at the bottom of the Expense Form. Please check out our Volunteer mailout. It's full of information for volunteers, including any training available! If there is anything you would like included in our mailouts, let us know!