Involve logoInvolve 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, SBUHB 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 four-evening Induction training course. 

 Find out more about the projects within Involve below.

Wassup - Independent Visitors - a consistent figure in the life of a looked after child or young person...

Mental Health and Wellbeing Volunteering Project - Volunteers supporting people who have been affected by mental ill health...

Transcend - a mental health peer mentoring project...

A Better Welcome to Swansea - helps to welcome and support asylum seekers and refugees in Swansea to reduce isolation, encourage active participation, promote well being and enhance Integration...

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.

COVID 19 - We want to reassure you that SCVS/ Involve are ensuring, that we have the latest guidance from Public Health Wales in relation to Coronavirus.  Please click here to read guidance for volunteers and staff, which we will update with any official guidance changes.

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, please click here for Volunteer Travel expense form and also Diary sheet.  

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.

We take data protection seriously - click here to view the Involve Privacy Statement