Volunteers are an integral part of the Age Cymru Swansea Bay team.
Please note: we are particularly interested to hear from people living in rural areas of Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend.
- 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
Age Cymru Swansea Bay understands that people’s lives are full and finding time to volunteer can be difficult. That is why our volunteering opportunities are flexible and can fit around your busy lives allowing you to dip in and out of volunteering when it suits you.
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 across the Western Bay region (Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend). 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.