Volunteers are an integral part of the Age Cymru Swansea Bay team. 

Please note that our volunteering opportunities are only available Monday - Friday, 9AM to 5PM. 

We are a local charity that relies on local volunteers to support vulnerable adults; we are a key part of the voluntary community in Swansea and a brand partner with other Age Cymru charities across Wales.
Our Volunteers:
Visit lonely older people in the community providing much needed friendship and companionship
Complete Attendance Allowance benefit forms to help ensure older people get the money they are entitled to 
Provide vital information and advice to older people via the telephone and face to face
Chat to older people in hospital about our discharge service and any other help we can offer
Carry out essential admin duties for teams across the charity  
  
How can volunteering benefit you?
As well as playing a vital role in the charity and in your local community, volunteering can help you achieve many of your own personal goals such as:
 
1. Getting that paid job you want
It’s hard to get jobs without experience and qualifications alone are not always good enough. As a volunteer you will gain valuable experience, build your confidence and take part in training to improve your skills and knowledge. We will even give you a reference when you want to move on!
 
2. Making new friends
If you’re not in paid work it can be hard to get out and about and make new friends, by volunteering with us you will work side by side with our paid staff and our other volunteers so making new friends is easy.
 
3. Being a real part of your community
We all want to feel valued, and by volunteering with us you will really feel a part of the community in which you live. You will see the benefit of the work that you do and you will be proud to be an Age Cymru Swansea Bay volunteer.
Join our volunteer community
Our volunteers are passionate about our charity and the work that we do for older people in Swansea. If you share this passion, check out our volunteer opportunity of the month on our Facebook page or e-mail our Volunteer Recruitment Officer. We’d love to hear from you.
 
Volunteers under 25
People volunteer for so many reasons because there are so many benefits. So when it comes to applying for jobs or whether you’re trying to get on a college or university course, how do you show that you have actually volunteered? Get a certificate of course!
Millennium Volunteers allows you to gain recognition for 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering. You will be surprised how quickly and easily you can rack up the hours, especially when you’re having fun. Age Cymru Swansea Bay will be able to confirm the number of hours you have completed so you can get closer to receiving your first certificate.
How to apply
We are currently recruiting for the following voluntary positions:
Befriending Volunteer
Bridge Maker Volunteer
Admin Volunteer
Information & Advice Triage Volunteer
Welfare Benefits Volunteer
Welfare Benefits Appeals Volunteer
You can apply to volunteer with us by completing our online application form. Alternatively, you can download a copy of our application form, complete and return it to us by email or by hand/post. 
All our volunteers will be required to attend an informal interview, welcome session, project induction and mandatory Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults training before joining us.
 
All volunteers are required to complete a DBS form. You will receive a regular newsletter and out of pocket travel expenses are paid.
If you have any questions, please see our frequently asked questions page. For any other general enquiries about volunteering, please contact us on (01792) 648 866 or send us an email.

They:

  • Provide vital information and advice to older people via the telephone and face to face
  • Carry out essential admin duties for teams across the charity    
  • Complete Attendance Allowance benefit forms to help ensure older people get the money they are entitled to
  • Visit lonely older people in the community providing much needed friendship and companionship

How can volunteering benefit you?

As well as playing a vital role in the charity and in your local community, volunteering can help you:

1. Get that job you want

It’s hard to get a job without experience, and qualifications alone are not always good enough. As a volunteer you will gain valuable experience, build your confidence and take part in training to improve your skills and knowledge. We will even give you a reference when you want to move on!

2. Make new friends

If you’re not in paid work it can be hard to get out and about and make new friends. Volunteers work side by side with our paid staff and other volunteers so making new friends is easy.

3. Be a part of your community

We all want to feel valued, and by volunteering with us you will really feel a part of the community in which you live. 

Our volunteers are passionate about our charity and the work that we do for older people in Swansea. If you share this passion, we’d love to hear from you.

How to apply

We are currently recruiting for the following voluntary positions:

You can apply to volunteer with us by completing our online application form. Alternatively, you can download a copy of our application form, complete and return it to us by email or by hand/post

All our volunteers will be required to attend an informal interview, welcome session, project induction and mandatory Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults training before joining us.

Befriending volunteers are also required to complete our Professional Befriending course

Once you have started, you will be paid any out of pocket travel expenses.

Further information