Whether you need to gain experience, or you’d like to try something new, volunteering could be just what you’re looking for. There is such a range of volunteering opportunities locally! You could volunteer indoors or outdoors- whatever it is that you’re interested in, volunteering is a chance to get involved in a fun, free activity that benefits you, your family, your friends and your community.

It's a rewarding way to spend some of your spare time. It opens your eyes to other things that are going around you. It can challenge you, your perceptions of other people, your knowledge and skills and can really help you develop in so many ways. It can even help you to think about what you may want to do in later life and try out different things to see if you enjoy them. You can make new friends and volunteering can be great to talk about to your other friends.

Whatever you do, it will look great on your CV. Your experience will give you that extra something to talk about when you go for interviews. Your volunteering will equip you with valuable skills that any employer will want to see.

To find out how you can sign up, please contact Sam, Youth volunteering advisor in the Volunteering Team on 01792 544000 / [email protected].

Want to volunteer?  & Give Back (Like Annalise above)

The Volunteer Centre at SCVS has listings of different volunteering opportunities.

Visit www.Volunteering-Wales.net to browse some of the volunteering opportunities in Swansea.

Or you can contact us here at the Volunteer Centre on 01792 544000 for a friendly chat where a trained advisor can talk to you about your skills, ambitions, reasons for volunteering and previous experience. Either way, we can help to find the right opportunity for you!

Swansea Volunteer Centre also has a Twitter account @VolSwansea. Why not follow us?

Want to start your own project?

Maybe you have a great idea for a project and want to put that in action.The Youth Volunteer Advisor at SCVS can help you do this.

Funding for youth-led projects could be available through Swansea Youth Bank.