Are you interested in volunteering or recruiting volunteers?

Our priority is supporting volunteering, ensuring good quality, inclusive and accessible opportunities can be entered into by increasing numbers of people from a diversity of backgrounds. We will promote volunteering enabling its contribution to the quality of life of volunteers themselves and the people, communities and organisations they support, as well as the level and range of skills in the local economy, to be recognised and valued.

Support volunteer recruitment

Support volunteer recruitment and placement to enable the identification, development and promotion of high quality, accessible volunteering opportunities

Facilitate networks

Facilitate networks, panels and regular communication to share information, intelligence and good practice supporting co-production and continuous improvement

Increase participation

Increase the number of people participating in volunteering from all age groups, backgrounds and neighbourhoods of Cardiff

Grant programmes

Develop grant programmes that develop the capacity to recruit and support a sustainable volunteer base in Cardiff

Does your organisation involve volunteers?

To advertise your volunteer opportunities, please visit https://volunteering-wales.net/ to register as a provider with Volunteering Wales. There is a short video that talks you through the process of registering.

If you are already registered with Volunteering Wales and have forgotten your login, then click on the ‘forgotten password’ option and you will be able to re-set your password.

If you need support with this, please email the Volunteer Centre at [email protected] or call (029) 2048 5722.


Useful Information

For more information and advice on best practice in volunteering – with several model policies and information sheets on volunteers and the law, Recruiting, Selecting and Inducting volunteers, Safeguarding, Health and Safety, Equality and Diversity – and many more, to download for FREE, visit the Third Sector Support Wales Knowledge Hub website.

Youth Led Grants (YLG)


Are you interested in affecting change in your community? Perhaps you are someone who has always had an interest in volunteering and would like to learn more about how good ideas are turned into better projects. Or maybe you have just started your journey into the third sector, and are eager to make a difference in the lives of young people.

The YLG Panel offers an opportunity for 14-25 year olds to be at the forefront of grant funding and project monitoring. As a panellist, you will meet regularly to promote the YLG fund, decide which youth-based projects are awarded funding, and make new friends along the way! If you or a young person you know may be interested please contact us.

We are currently recruiting for the 2023/2024 Youth Led Grant panel – please contact our Volunteer Centre Development Officer, Callum Jones, by email: [email protected] or call 07973 725 569 if you would like more information on joining the panel.


Are you a young person with an idea for improving your community? Do you see a need, and have a solution? If so, the Youth Led Grant could help you realize your non-profit initiative. Applications for funding open from April every year, and you can apply for a small grant of up to £1500 from a pot of £6200. (A higher amount may be considered under exceptional circumstances.)

C3SC’s Third Sector Development Officers also offer advice and support for other funding opportunities, to set up and develop a new community group or organisation and or become a member of C3SC, visit our Support page for more information.

Do you want to volunteer in Cardiff?

The Cardiff Volunteer Centre @ C3SC (Cardiff Third Sector Council) is run by the community, for the community. The Centre acts as a central hub where anyone in Cardiff can find out about volunteering opportunities. We help people who want to volunteer and organisations recruiting volunteers to find the right opportunities.

C3SC is here to help you volunteer in your local community. We have hundreds of different volunteering opportunities with charities, community groups and statutory organisations across the capital. If you want to give back whilst being part of a movement to make a difference then we’re here to help.

There are two ways to access our service:


C3SC volunteering opportunities can be found on the Volunteering Wales website. You can search for available volunteering roles by entering your postcode and giving the distance from your home you are prepared to travel. You can use the ‘Advanced Search’ option to define what type of volunteering you are interested in.

Attend a Drop-In Session

The Cardiff Volunteer Centre and C3SC host online and in-person drop-in sessions. You can attend a drop-in session:

  • In our offices, Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm at Butetown Community Centre, Loudoun Square, CF10 5JA
  • Cardiff Central Library, every Tuesday from 1pm-4pm, The Hayes, Cardiff CF10 1FL
  • REACH+ Centre at Cardiff and Vale College, every first and third Monday of the month from 2pm-4pm, Dumballs Road, CF10 5FE
  • YMCA, the last Wednesday of the month from 1pm-3pm, The Walk, CF24 3AG
  • Online via Zoom, Monday to Friday from 12:30pm–2pm at: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83386839150?pwd=Tjh1Vy9BVGZuRVFEUWprSlBEZHl1dz09 (Meeting ID: 833 8683 9150, Passcode: 609027).

These drop-in sessions are for anybody who is interested in learning more about C3SC and our work with communities in Cardiff.

If you would like to contact us regarding the drop-in session, please email: [email protected]

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To find out more about volunteering, call us on (029) 2048 5722 / 07973 725 569 or email [email protected] and one of the team will be happy to help. Follow us on social media

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