Volunteering

Are you interested in volunteering or recruiting volunteers?

You can read the latest news on our Volunteering and Welsh Government Guidance – Update 03.11.2020 via https://c3sc.org.uk/volunteering-and-welsh-government-guidance-update/

 

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)

Panel

We offer opportunities to 14-25 year olds in the form of our Youth Led Grant Panel, who meet regularly to decide which youth-based projects to award funding to, as well as receiving further training. If you know a young person who may be interested please contact us.

We are currently recruiting for the 2021/2022 Youth Led Grant panel – please contact our Volunteer Support Officer, Emma Morgan, by email: [email protected] or call  07973 725 690 if you are interested to join the panel.

 

Funding

Additionally, if you are running a youth-based project and looking for further funding, our Youth Led Grant is a pot of up to £6,200 to distributed among youth-led projects in Cardiff. Applications open from April every year and you can apply for a small grant up to a maximum £1,500 (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:

Online

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 Volunteering Drop-In Session

All our drop-in sessions are currently on hold due to the current pandemic restrictions. However, you can contact us at [email protected] to arrange a phone or online drop-in.

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Tuesdays 1pm – 4pm

Cardiff Central Library Hub (2nd Floor, The Hayes, Cardiff, CF10 1FL )
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Wednesdays: 2pm - 5pm

CS3C office (Third Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH)
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Tuesdays: 5pm - 7pm

Radio Cardiff (Unit 5, Hayes Buildings, Curran Road, Cardiff, CF10 5DF)
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Thursdays: 12pm - 2pm

C3SC office (Third Floor, Baltic House, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5FH)

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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