Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on leaving primary and secondary school.
Volunteering with Action Tutoring is a rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people. You will be directly supporting disadvantaged young people to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future.
As an English or maths tutor, you will choose one of our partner schools and work with one or two pupils for an hour a week across the course of a school term. Sessions are either delivered on the school premises or online, at the same time each week. We provide all of our tutors with training and workbooks to use in sessions, and we will also process a DBS check for you.
Online tutoring is a great option for anyone on a busy schedule, less able to get to school locations or continuing to keep their distance from groups of people. Online tutoring also allows us to expand and recruit tutors from outside of our regions.
You need to be a fluent English speaker, and have achieved an A or B at A-Level (or equivalent) in the subject, or similar subject, you are wishing to tutor. Enthusiasm for learning and the subject you’re tutoring is important. Experience working with young people is helpful but not essential. Good communication skills, patient, committed and resilient. We do review all qualifications and experience however and would encourage you to apply - even if you don't meet the exact criteria.
Through tutoring with us our volunteers are able to develop a wealth of transferable skills whilst making a significant difference.
Apply online now: https://actiontutoring.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-as-a-tutor/
Artis Community is a community arts charity that provides high quality art experiences that are driven by social outcomes. We believe in the transformational power of creativity to make a real difference to people’s quality of life. Our direction is guided by social impact and how we can make a difference to people’s lives through art intervention.
We have provided high quality, professional art experiences to communities across the county borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff since 1987, creating opportunities and advocating for those people most challenged by their circumstances.
Eating disorders are serious mental health illnesses with an estimated 1.25 million people in the UK suffering. Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental health illness.
It is estimated that there are currently 31,500 undergraduate students in the UK suffering from an Eating Disorder.
Beat is the UK’s eating disorder charity. We are a champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.
Become a Green Impact Auditor in 2021
Become a Green Impact Auditor in 2021
SSWEL is a professional service found within Cardiff Universities professional services. SSWEL includes Environmental Sustainability, Health and Safety and Occupational Health. SSWEL sets out generic arrangements for managing Safety, Health and Environment which are implemented locally and in partnership with the University.
British Heart Foundation Cardiff Shops
340,000 people in Wales are living with heart and circulatory disease. We want to beat heartbreak for Wales by funding life-saving research into heart and circulatory disease through our Cardiff shops
The Cairn Youth Network is a branch of the charity dedicated to raising awareness about domestic abuse to students on university campuses across the UK. It is a platform for social action. They create useful resources, organise events and ultimately aim to open up discussion on the issue of domestic abuse.
The Cairn Youth Network predominantly encourages volunteers to create and run a society at their university students’ union, and use this as a platform to raise awareness about this issue.
Cardiff and Vale Area Scouts
The Scout Association provides adventurous activities and personal development opportunities for young people aged 6 to 25. We are looking for adult volunteers to help us deliver these opportunities.
Cardiff Council Waste Strategy
City of Cardiff Council's Waste Strategy team engages with the residents of Cardiff to improve understanding and participation in the Council's waste management and recycling services.
Cardiff Council's, Children's Play Services,
Children's Play Services operates free ‘Open Access’ play provision across Cardiff for child 5 - 14 years, all year round.
Providing local children with a child-centred, challenging, friendly, safe and fun place to play, regardless of their backgrounds or abilities.
Children’s Play Services has 4 Community Play Teams which offers:
Lunch time, after school and holiday play sessions and play events (Open Access).
Disability Play Project which offers:
One to one support for disabled children.
Closed access holiday play.
Saturday project for disabled children and their siblings.
Cardiff University Careers and Employability
We provide careers and employability support throughout your studies and after graduation.
Whether your career plans are fairly well developed, or your thinking is at a more tentative stage, our Careers and Employability service is readily available to assist you with developing and achieving your career goals.
Cathays Community Centre
Cathays & Central Youth & Community Project (CCYCP) is a not-for-profit organisation and charity that aims to serve and provide for the community of Cathays and central Cardiff. It is managed by a voluntary committee of elected members from the local area.
As part of these goals it runs Cathays Community Centre which provides services to the local neighbourhood and Cardiff in the form of events, projects, clubs, and facilities.
CEASE UK are a national human rights charity whose mission is to expose and dismantle the cultural and commercial forces driving all forms of sexual exploitation in Britain.
CEASE is a rallying place for survivors, activists, the curious, the hopeful, the discontent and all who want to see an end to sexual exploitation in the UK.
We are a national human rights charity whose mission is to expose and dismantle the cultural and commercial forces driving all forms of sexual exploitation in Britain. We see the links between child sexual exploitation, sex trafficking, pornography and prostitution, and work alongside survivors and frontline organisations to end sexual exploitation in the UK by lobbying the Government, campaigning and more.
Sova is a national charity which helps people to make better choices. We do this by working directly with those in trouble because of crime, drugs, unemployment, isolation or lack of skills.
Community Care and Wellbeing Service
Community Care and Wellbeing Service (CCAWS) is a mental health charity based in Cardiff and consists of a team of volunteers who provide specialist support to the local community within South Wales.
Community Care and Wellbeing Service (CCAWS) is a mental health charity based in Cardiff and consists of a team of volunteers who provide specialist support to the local community within South Wales. CCAWS is a new charity (registered 2018) building on the work of its predecessor, Ihasaan Social Support Association Wales (ISSA), which was set up by volunteers from the community to support people from the Black Asian Ethnic Minority (BAME) and Muslim communities by providing holistic support. A core group of individuals from ISSA consulted with volunteers, beneficiaries and stakeholders and the decision was made to start a charity which would focus on three main strands; Advocacy, Befriending and Counselling and consequently CCAWS was formed.
The health of our democracy is something we believe all citizens should play a role in defending. Domestic, citizen led election observation is a crucial way in which we can help improve democracy.
Democracy Volunteers is the UK's leading election observation group. We observe elections to assess the quality of them and to report back to returning officers, the UK's Electoral Commission and to government. We do this by a combination of interview with key election officials as well as in-person observations of elections, such as attending polling stations and the counting process.
Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK. We help them to live more independently and be involved in their local communities.
As one of the country’s largest not-for-profits, Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK.
The people we support and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we are driven by our values to work towards enabling every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.
We help people to live more independently, to be involved in their local communities, and our volunteers play a vital role in our work.
Diverse Cymru is a unique Welsh charity committed to supporting people faced with inequality and discrimination because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
As part of its 'pan-equality' mission, Diverse Cymru also provides support, services and advice to Black and Minority Ethnic people throughout Wales who are affected by mental health problems. We are recruiting Befriending Volunteers to support our work in improving the wellbeing and independence of our service users.
Endometriosis UK is the leading UK charity supporting women and people living with endometriosis.
Ethnic Minorities and Youth Support Team Wales
EYST aims to meet the needs of BME young people, families and individuals including refugees and asylum-seekers living in Wales. We do this through the provision of a wide range of services including education, employment, health, family support and community safety. We also aim to challenge and counter negative stereotypes about ethnic diversity and to increase awareness and understanding about the diverse communities who live in Wales.
The Homework Club provides free one-to-one tuition for young people aged 11-25 for one hour a week in core subjects. This is provided by volunteers.
Eye Heroes is the UK's first child-led initiative to combat avoidable sight loss in our country. We run free workshops in schools to teach kids the importance of sight tests and to disseminate the knowledge to their wider communities. Workshops are fun, easy, and take one hour to run.
Fair Trade Wales
Fair Trade Wales is the national organisation for Fair Trade education, policy, procurement, support and campaigning in Wales, the world’s first Fair Trade Nation.
Fair Trade Wales Vision
An equal world, trading fairly
Fair Trade Wales Mission
Fair Trade Wales is a catalyst to grow the Fair Trade movement in Wales
FareShare Cymru South Wales
FareShare Cymru is part of the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. We believe that no good food should go to waste. We redistribute surplus food to charities that turn it into meals. FareShare Cymru is based in Cardiff and works with charities and community organisations across South East Wales. Volunteers are key to FareShare Cymru’s success and new people are always welcome. If you would like to volunteer to help alleviate food poverty and food waste in the region please have a look at our opportunities here and sign up to feed those in need and save waste.
FRANK Water saves lives through funding innovative and sustainable clean water projects in developing countries.
Communities are provided with safe, clean water by employing ultra violet and reverse osmosis technology to filter water and remove diseases causing both chemical and biological contaminants.
The projects are community owned and run, with a priority on community ownership, education and longevity. Each project is managed and operated by local villagers and an affordable user fee model is implemented.
Game On Wales - The Coalfields Regeneration Trust
'Game On' Wales is the award winning sport programme delivered by The Coalfields Regeneration Trust.
We champion and strengthen coalfield communities through sport. Est. 1999. www.gameon.wales
At GoodGym we combine getting fit with doing good by reducing isolation for older people, doing one-off household tasks and odd DIY jobs. Also helping with community projects with other organisations.
GoodGym helps you get fit by doing good. We’re a group of runners that combines regular exercise with helping our communities.
We are an international relief and development agency that asks the question, what makes us human? We think the answer is caring for others and changing their lives for the better. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 25 years.
We started in a small flat in Manchester, UK, and this year we have worked in 24 countries, providing humanitarian aid that saves and transforms lives. That’s what makes us Human Appeal.
Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI)
Insitute of art and ideas
The Institute of Art and Ideas (IAI) is committed to placing philosophy and big ideas at the heart of public life. Through our various online and live platforms, we are engaged in changing the current cultural landscape through the pursuit and promotion of big ideas, boundary-pushing thinkers, and challenging debates. Our main outputs are the online platform IAI TV, and HowTheLightGetsIn Festival, the world's largest philosophy and music festival taking place twice a year in Hay-on-wye and London.
KChoreo is Cardiff University's KPOP Dance Society. We are running Korea Day in Wales alongside Purple A and JPG with the support of KOFICE and KCC. Korea Day in Wales will celebrate many aspects Korean culture and it's place in Wales.
Leonard Cheshire Disability
We are Leonard Cheshire – supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability. Led by people with experience of disability, we are at the heart of local life – opening doors to opportunity, choice and support in communities around the globe.
Like our founder, we believe that diversity creates a world of possibility. Through pioneering research and innovation we’re building a fairer, more inclusive society.
One that recognises the positive contributions we all make, and where we are all proud to play our part.
Today 600 people will be diagnosed with leprosy, and at least 50 of these will be children.
Over 7 million people are currently affected by leprosy across the world.
Although curable, many people are unable to access treatment, even though the cure is free.
We work to find, treat and rehabilitate these hidden people and promote their rights.
Living Streets is the UK charity for everyday walking. Our mission is to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more.
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems.
Our vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Our mission is to help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health.
We help by offering straightforward information and tools for everyone. We produce authoritative reports and evidence used by government and media and we influence policymakers and advocate for change.
My Guide Cymru
My Guide is a service provided by Guide Dogs Cymru that supports people with visual impairment to get out and about.
Pedal Power is an accessible cycle charity focused on breaking down barriers to cycling aiding all abilities and disabilities of any age to cycle by using a large range of adaptive bikes.
We provide lessons to build confidence, learn to ride for all age and abilities whilst running regular cycle rides around Cardiff to get everyone cycling.
Wales largest cycle charity based in Pontcanna with a cafe and workshop on site open 7 days a week all year round and a summer cycle hire at Cardiff Bay regularly looking for volunteers to take part in many different areas of an exciting local charity.
Prisoners' Education Trust
Prisoners’ Education Trust (PET) provide funding for nearly 2,000 men and women with distance learning courses a year in prison in England and Wales. The courses are at levels and in subjects that would otherwise be unavailable in prison environment. Also, our policy and research work helps us to understand the need for and impact of prison learning, as we work to aim to improve prison provision.
Prostate Cancer UK
Prostate Cancer UK has a simple ambition – to stop men dying from prostate cancer. Your support will help us to deliver our ambitious strategy of taming prostate cancer in 10 years and improve the services we offer men and their families.
RSPB is the UK's largest conservation organisation, working with governments, landowners, families, educators and individuals to save nature. We work with partners across the globe and in the UK to create bigger, better, more joined-up homes for nature. We focus on helping threatened species recover and encouraging children and families to discover and connect to wildlife, aiming to inspire the next generation of conservationists.
Sexpression:UK is a national, student-led charity that aims to empower young people to make informed decisions about sex and relationships by running comprensive, inclusive, and informal relationships and sex education (RSE) in the community to young people aged 11-18.
Sexpression Cardiff is currently the only Welsh branch and covers the Cardiff and Vale area, with occasional sessions in other parts of South Wales. We mostly run sessions in secondary schools but also run educational and advocacy events in universities in South Wales.
We look forward to having you volunteer with us!
Based in the heart of Cardiff, home to the Olivier Award winning Regional Theatre of the year, Sherman Theatre is a leading producing house with a particular focus on the development and production of new work.
Our existing team of volunteer ushers are a brilliant group of individuals who deliver excellent customer service and are all passionate about supporting the Sherman and the work we do. Volunteering is not just about helping the Sherman thrive, but also contributing to the local community.
South Wales Fire & Rescue Service - Volunteer Scheme
Our aim at SWFRS is to "make South Wales safer, by reducing risk”.
We are looking for suitable volunteers to support the promotion and delivery of key safety messages such as home safety and road safety education, and to participate in local engagement events and initiatives within our communities.
Not only does the scheme provide the chance to make a valuable contribution to the safety and security of your community, it also provides the individual and the service with additional skills, knowledge and resources.
SSAFA, The Armed Forces Charity
SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who has ever served in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army or the Royal Air Force.
People can become 'institutionalised' whilst in the Armed Forces. When they come out , they don't know what to do with themselves. This often leads to financial problems, which can then lead to homelessness, relationship issues and crime.
We also help with mental health; PTSD and general mental health is becoming an increasingly large problem
In 2017, our 5,802 volunteers supported over 73,000 people in the Armed Forces Community.
Sue Ryder provides hospice and neurological care for people facing a frightening, life-changing diagnosis. We do whatever we can to be a safety net for our patients and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives. We see the person, not the condition.
Volunteering with us is incredibly rewarding
Being a Sue Ryder volunteer is a great way to gain skills, to meet new people, or get involved in your local community. It can also be a very meaningful way of giving something back, and helping others to receive hospice and neurological care.
Target Ovarian Cancer
Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. We work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.
We're the only ovarian cancer charity working across all four nations of the UK. We work with women, family members and health professionals to ensure we target the areas that matter most for those living with ovarian cancer.
Together with the ovarian cancer community, we're transforming the futures of 41,000 women in the UK who are living with ovarian cancer and thousands more who are yet to be diagnosed. But there is so much more to do. We will not stop until we have achieved our goal of doubling survival from ovarian cancer by 2050.
The Access Project
Education charity supporting disadvantaged young people 14-18 through an in-school programme of support as well as tuition provided by students and professionals to support their academic studies.
The Access Project is an education charity supporting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in London, Birmingham and the Black Country, and the East Midlands. The programme provides in-school support which includes 1 to 1 mentoring, university trips and workshops as well as personalised academic tuition, to help disadvantaged young people gain places at top-third ranked universities.
At the moment, young people in the UK from disadvantaged backgrounds are six times less likely to progress to a top-third university compared to their peers working at a similar academic level, so The Access Project seeks to change this. We help these young people to see university as something that is “for them”, to support them to make competitive applications and to get the grades they deserve so that they can fulfill their potential.
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army began on the streets of East London in 1865 when Methodists, William and Catherine Booth, abandoned the traditional concept of a church pulpit to take God’s word directly to the people. Today, The Salvation Army is a church and charity that is active in virtually every corner of the world and serves in more than 130 countries offering God’s hope and love to all those in need without discrimination. The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have 750 community churches and social centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities. Motivated by our Christian faith we offer practical support and services to all who need them, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation. Our work includes: - Homelessness - Modern slavery - Poverty - Addiction - Influencing social policy - Older people - Community - debt advice, unemployment, isolation
Tutor The Nation
We provide completely free tutoring to underprivileged pupils. By using university students as volunteers, we encourage aspiration and confidence in the young people we work with.
Tutor The Nation is a new educational charity that provides disadvantaged children with free online tuition from university students. With your help, we hope to work with a very substantial number of schools that educate children from underprivileged backgrounds. We currently work with pupils Year 10-13 as they approach their GCSE and A-Level exams.
The charity connects schools in deprived areas to carefully vetted volunteer university students, supported by teachers and professional tutors working for free. Our volunteers tutor and mentor children to strive for as beneficial Higher or Further Education outcomes as they can achieve.
Volunteer tutors provide one or two hours a week free of charge. Tutor The Nation will cover enhanced DBS checks and provide full safeguard training and basic tutor training. We will connect the tutor to a student who needs their help, through the school's Local Educational Authority, the match is based on the tutor's skillset and the student's needs.
Having made it to university, the ability to give something back is hugely rewarding, as is the process of mentoring in terms of confidence-building and developing your personal skillset.
If you are interested in getting involved with our mission to reduce the attainment gap, check out our website and get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ty Hafan is a leading Welsh children's charity which provides comfort, care and support to children with life-limited conditions, along with their families. Through our vibrant hospice and diverse community programmes, we offer short break care to families and help them make the most of the time they have together; creating precious memories and ensuring a short life is a full life. And when a child is close to the end of their life, Ty Hafan becomes a safe haven, by their side during their most difficult time and for as long as they need us.
Tyfu i Ddysgu project
The Tyfu i Ddysgu project is part of a wider European research network, SUSPLACE, which investigates the potential of sustainable place-shaping practices across a broad range of contexts. The project's aim is to put student and community perspectives at the forefront of inquiries into sustainability learning in higher education. The project supports students in becoming Community-Learning Ambassadors to collaborate with local sustainable community initiatives in designing innovative learning projects which will benefit both students and the wider community.
Vale of Glamorgan Council's Countryside Team
Would you like to volunteerwith the Council's Countryside Service? Give yourself a boost, and receive full training from our ranger team.
We're on the look-out for enthusiastic volunteers wanting to enjoy the outdoors, meet new people and help preserve the environment.
There are a variety of voluntary jobs on offer, ranging from gardening, conservation, Public Rights of way and countryside maintenance.
Opportunities are available at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and Medieval Village, Porthkerry Country Park, and the Glamorgan Heritage Coast on a regular or casual basis
VICTA is a national charity based in Milton Keynes that provides support to children and young people who are blind or partially sighted and their families. We believe that everyone has the right to an independent and fulfilling life.
If you would like to help us change lives, please join our team of fantastic volunteers and be a vital part of the work we do. Volunteering is a fantastic way to make your mark, have fun and learn new things along the way.
Everyone is impacted differently, and there is no ‘right’ way to feel after being a victim of hate crime.
This is why we offer tailored support to your needs to help you cope and recover from the effects of hate crime.
All of our services are free and confidential.
We have specially trained staff and volunteers across Wales who can provide emotional support for you and anyone else who may have been affected by the crime to help you cope and recover.
Wales Millennium Centre
As Wales’ national arts centre, our vision as a charity is to inspire our nation and impress the world by creating inspirational and life changing experiences that broaden horizons. Every penny spent at the Centre, helps us to deliver outstanding community engagement and creative learning work to enhance the lives and futures of many people.
In order to continue developing opportunities, as well as presenting and producing great shows, we need a great deal of support.
Women Seeking Sanctuary Advocacy Group Wales
WSSAG is a group where women from all over the world can come to meet and learn from one another and share experiences with total confidence, also making friends and connections.
We are an advocacy and research group which works with and for refugee women and their families to enhance their ability to rebuild their lives.
We are committed to campaigning on women’s asylum issues, to promote positive opportunities, social cohesion, build confidence and self-esteem, and to enhance active citizenship.
YHA (England and Wales)
YHA England and Wales has youth hostels in amazing locations in cities, towns, the countryside and by the sea. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to discover, explore and experience something new and what better way than through volunteering. Our mission is to reach out and enhance the lives of all young people, with the goal of reaching over one million young people every year.
As a volunteer with YHA you will contribute towards young people's experiences, giving them life skills like travelling independently, team working and inspiring them to aim high in their own lives.