Our Mission

We are Student Volunteering Cardiff (SVC) and we believe in giving the Cardiff community the opportunity to give a little, and gain a lot. As our name suggests we are a student-led charity offering volunteering opportunities in Cardiff and surrounding areas, and have been since the 1970s.

The 20+ projects we run allow volunteers (who can be community members or students) to contribute to their local community by working with those who have learning disabilities, mental health conditions, are elderly or homeless. Our volunteers also work with the environment and help promote a greener Cardiff. We work in many areas including in hospitals, in schools, on farms, with the police and the local government and with 50,000 hours of volunteering achieved last year, we are so proud of the impact we are making. You can find out more about the volunteering we do in 'Our Projects'.

SVC is run by a dedicated team of staff and our Board of Trustees who you can read more about here. As well as staff and Trustees, many of our projects have Lead Volunteers who take responsibility for helping to run their project by recruiting volunteers and managing their attendance on a weekly basis.

For an idea of what we get up to check out our 2016 year in review video below.