Volunteering is a great way to get involved and make a difference in the local community

We have lots of different opportunities available to fit around your studies:

  • Summer voluntary opportunities: Up to 3 months duration on a flexible basis.
  • Short voluntary opportunities: Typically 30-70 hours in length.
  • One-off opportunities: covering events
  • Live Brief/ Virtual volunteering: A piece of work set by the organisation whether undertaken on an individual or group basis. 
  • Regular volunteering:  regular weekly/monthly time commitment on longer-term projects

You will have the opportunity to make a difference in the voluntary sector, in conservation and the environment, in care and social work, in the arts and cultural sector, among others.

Volunteering is also a great opportunity to try different jobs, have a taste of the working world whilst developing valuable transferable skills.

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Register your interest and follow our guide to explore your options

Our team are here for you

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Glesni, Engagement Officer

I volunteered as a First Aid officer for my son’s Mini Rugby team for a number of years. Without volunteers to help with coaching, first aid and training these local sporting groups wouldn’t be able to exist. At each match, I was always hoping my services wouldn’t be needed though!  

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Huw, Engagement Officer

I volunteer mostly with homeless and vulnerable people. In December 2021, I volunteered at one of the Lovelight Events with Tenovus Cancer Care at Llandaff Cathedral. I find giving back to the community and supporting others very rewarding, always keen to learn from other peoples’ experiences and ways of thinking. 

For further information, please contact: [email protected]

The Civic Engagement Scheme is currently hosted by both the University of South Wales and the University of Wales, Trinity St David. It draws upon the strong connections between each university and the civic organisations we work with.


If you are intending to study, work or volunteer abroad, generous funding may be available from funding schemes such as Global Wales Discover, Turing Scheme and Erasmus+ to help you cover the costs of an international experience.  The first round of funding applications closes 21 March 2022, so get in touch as soon as possible in order to be able to apply for funding. Find out more.