External providers

Below is a list of our external providers, click on them to find the opprtunities they have to offer.

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  • Action Tutoring logo

    Action Tutoring

    Action Tutoring unlocks the potential of children and young people who are facing disadvantage. We are tackling the attainment gap head-on by forging partnerships with schools nationwide.


    Our trained volunteer tutors are empowered to enable pupils to make meaningful academic progress, opening doors to future opportunities. 

  • Age Cymru

    Age Cymru is the national organisation for older people in Wales. We believe Wales should be an age friendly country.

  • Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

    The National Museum of Wales

  • Artis Community

    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.
  • Become a Green Impact Auditor in 2021 logo

    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.

  • 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.
  • Community Care and Wellbeing Service logo

    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.  

  • Democracy Volunteers logo

    Democracy Volunteers

    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

    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 logo

    Diverse Cymru

    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.
  • FareShare Cymru South Wales logo

    FareShare Cymru South Wales

    We believe that no good food should go to waste. We redistribute surplus food to charities who turn it into meals for vulnerable people, all with the help of our volunteers from our centre in Cardiff

    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.

  • FoodCycle Cardiff

    FoodCycle is a national charity turning surplus food from supermarkets usually destined for landfill into delicious, 3 course meals for the community for anyone to come along to and enjoy for free!

    We are FoodCycle, and our vision is to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community. With community dining, week in, week out we feed the hungry and give company to the lonely in our communities; providing delicious meals and great conversation, and using food which would otherwise go to waste.

    At FoodCycle we are a diverse organisation and welcome volunteers and guests from all backgrounds and walks of life. Without the amazing work of our thousands of volunteers across the country, FoodCycle simply wouldn’t be possible. So much of our success is down to our incredible volunteers and whether you’re a Masterchef winner in the making or a cooking novice you can roll your sleeves up, and join the kitchen team producing a three-course vegetarian meal using surplus food. You don’t need to have any previous cooking experience; you just need to get stuck in!

    We’ll give you training and support, and you’ll be able to claim back your expenses, including mileage.

  • Game On Wales - The Coalfields Regeneration Trust logo

    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
  • Human Appeal logo

    Human Appeal

    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.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support logo

    Macmillan Cancer Support

    We’re here to help everyone with cancer live life as fully as they can. Whether you need help paying bills, advice on benefits or treatment, or just want to chat we can help.

  • Riverside Community Garden logo

    Riverside Community Garden

    Community garden project teaching people how to grow their own fruit and vegetables, promote both your physical can mental health. Welcome to all!

    Welcome to all!

    The Riverside Community Garden Project is a volunteer-led project, supported by local registered charity Grow Cardiff. You don't need to have any gardening experience, just come along and have a go. We welcome anybody who enjoys gardening or working outdoors. Children are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult.

    Our lovely garden on Pontcanna Permanent Allotments includes a large organic veg, fruit and herb patch, a cabin with cob oven, bee hives, a forest garden, a thriving pond,and a woodwork and education shelter.

    Come and join us on Wednesdays and Fridays 10am-4pm or the first Saturday in the month. Feel free to call in anytime between these hours - even if only to have a look around and join us for a chat and a cuppa with some friendly faces.

    On open days please phone the garden number (0753 238 5899) for access to the project. Entry is via the main gate to Pontcanna Permanent Allotments (Main gate is just off of Western Avenue, along the lane towards Cardiff Riding Stables)

    PLEASE VIEW MAP OF OUR LOCATION : http://goo.gl/maps/IESZ2

    Alternatively email riversidecommunitygdn@gmail.com to arrange a visit or to find out more about the project.

    For more information about Grow Cardiff or to arrange group visits to the garden, please contact Isla Horton on tony@growcardiff.org & isla@growcardiff.org 

  • RNID logo


    We’re the charity working towards making life fully inclusive for deaf people and those with hearing loss or tinnitus.

    In the UK, 1 in 5 adults are deaf or have hearing loss, and 1 in 8 have tinnitus.

    Despite that, many people face the stigma of being treated as stupid, shouted at, or made fun of. There’s a frustrating lack of patience, empathy and understanding. Barriers to work, travel, socialising and communication take a toll on self-esteem and mental wellbeing, and cause social isolation. Day-to-day life is more difficult – and this needs to stop.

    It’s a big challenge. But together, we can change things.

  • RSPB Cymru logo

    RSPB Cymru

    Passionate about nature, dedicated to saving it. Since we started on our mission in 1889, the threats to nature have continued to grow, but we've grown to meet them too.

    We’re now the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves.

    At the RSPB there are hundreds of ways you can volunteer and take action to help save nature. However you decide to take action and volunteer, you will be making a positive impact for nature and the environment.

  • Run 4 Wales logo

    Run 4 Wales

    R4W organise mass participation running events in and around Cardiff. This includes the Cardiff Half Marathon when over 25,000 runners take to the streets. 1,000 volunteers help out on the day.


    Our volunteers, better known as the Extra Milers, are essential in making sure that Run 4 Wales race days are a huge success. You don’t need any special skills to become an Extra Miler, just be reliable, flexible and have lots of enthusiasm!

    Extra Milers chose what role they would like to do on event day. You can be a course marshal, cheering on and directing runners around the course. You can hand out water to runners as they pass the water stations or you can celebrate their success on the finish line giving out medals and t-shirts. 

    All volunteers are supported by experienced Run 4 Wales supervisors on event day, as well as receiving an exclusive Extra Milers event t-shirt, lunch and refreshments and the chance to have a front row seat to the action. Run 4 Wales also support Tempo Time Credits and gives out credits everytime you volunteer with us. You can spend these credits on a range of local and national activities and services.  

    Volunteering is a great way to experience the electric atmosphere of race day without the need to run, have fun, make friends and contacts and enhance your CV. If you’re a local community or youth group that might be interested in getting involved across our events, we’d love to hear from you!

  • 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.
  • Tenovus Cancer Care logo

    Tenovus Cancer Care

    Dealing with cancer can be frightening and stressful. We can help. We bring treatment, expert advice and support to where it matters most; the heart of the community.

    At Tenovus Cancer Care our aims are simple. We want to help prevent, treat and find a cure for cancer. We do this by offering support, advice and treatment to cancer patients and their loved ones. We also promote healthy lifestyles and fund cancer research to find new ways to prevent it, diagnose it, and treat it. We do this where it is needed most - right at the heart of the community. 

    We’re Wales’ leading cancer charity, with a long and distinguished history and are widely recognised for the quality of our support, care and research.

    Our story

    Over 75 years ago, ten local businessmen came together to help a friend in need. They were the founders of Tenovus Cancer Care. We’re a charity with community at its heart, even to this day. Read our story and learn more about our fascinating history here.

  • The Access Project logo

    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.

  • Tutor The Nation logo

    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 volunteer@tutorthenation.org

  • VICTA logo



    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.

  • Wales Millennium Centre logo

    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.
  • YHA (England and Wales) logo

    YHA (England and Wales)

    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.


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