Volunteer Centre…

Volunteer stand

The Volunteer Centre has hundreds of volunteering opportunities in the Neath Port Talbot area that you can find out about.

We want everyone to have a rewarding, enjoyable experience of volunteering, so why not contact us to arrange a time for a friendly chat to discuss where you might want to volunteer.

For information regarding the wide variety of volunteering opportunities that are available today, take a look at our Volunteering Projects page, or visit www.volunteering-wales.net

Why Volunteer?

There are many reasons that people give for volunteering.

Enhance Employment

For some, volunteering can be a route to employment, or a chance to try something new which may lead to a career change. For this reason volunteering can be a way of:-

  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
  • Enhancing your CV
  • Developing existing skills and knowledge
  • Improving one’s employability
  • Gaining an accreditation
  • Utilising and sharing professional skill

Social Benefits

For others, volunteering appeals because of its many social benefits. These include:-

  • Making new friends
  • A chance to socialise
  • Getting to know your local community
  • Having fun!

Positive Reasons

There are many other positive reasons for people volunteering:-

  • Giving something back to an organisation that has impacted on your life
  • A desire to make a difference to the lives of others
  • To feel valued
  • To have a sense of purpose
  • To be part of a team
  • To gain confidence and self esteem
  • To help the environment
  • To have quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle
  • To improve health
  • To gain recognition

With the wide variety of volunteering opportunities available, there is bound to be something for everyone! Visit www.volunteering-wales.net to find your perfect volunteering opportunity or email info@nptcvs.org for more information.

Information for Organisations…

How we can help you…

Creating a positive experience for volunteers is vital as they bring so many benefits to an organisation.

Recruiting VolunteersGuidance - Volunteering Best PracticeInvesting in VolunteersVolunteer Managers Peer Support GroupTrainingFunding

Recruiting Volunteers

NPTCVS Volunteer Centre can recruit volunteers for you if you are a not for profit organisation or a registered charity.  We just ask that you complete our registration form to provide us with information about your organisation and a description of what voluntary opportunities that you have.

The Volunteer Centre do not vet potential volunteers and do not take up references or a disclosure and barring check.  Organisations need to have relevant insurance in place for their volunteers.

Volunteering Best Practice…

Neath Port Talbot CVS can help your organisation on the practical and legal aspects of starting up and working with volunteers successfully.  We can give help and advice on issues such as

  • Disclosure and Barring Service
  • Volunteer Expenses and the law
  • Investing in Volunteers Award – a quality standard for organisations involving volunteers

We have a wide range of free information sheets on our Support for Groups page (Volunteering) that are available to download.

If you are looking to recruit volunteers for you organisation or need help with policies and procedures, please contact the Neath Port Talbot CVS on 01639 631246 or info@nptcvs.org.uk.

Investing in Volunteers…

Investing in volunteers is a UK quality standard for organisations that involve volunteers.

If your organisation involves volunteers in its work, and you want to ensure that the volunteering experience is of real benefit both to volunteers and to the organisation, then look at Investing in Volunteers.

Volunteer Managers Peer Support Group…

Neath Port Talbot CVS facilitate a Volunteer Managers Peer Support Group that meets every 6 months. They provide a good opportunity for networking and information from a range of guest speakers.
If you work with volunteers and are interested in attending these meetings please contact Sue Ireson at the Volunteer Centre on 01639 631246 or SueI@nptcvs.org.uk

Training…

Neath Port Talbot CVS provide training for Volunteer Managers on a range of issues including recruitment and retention of volunteers, volunteers and the law and how to manage difficult situations. Please contact us for further information at the Volunteer Centre 01639 631246.

Funding…

We administer a number of grants within Neath Port Talbot CVS that support organisations who utilise volunteers. Visit our funding page for more information.