Are you involved in managing or supporting volunteers? Perhaps you’re a paid Networking at an eventworker or volunteer yourself.


The Cardiff and Vale Volunteer Co-ordinators' Network:

  • Is run in partnership with Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS)
  • Meets quarterly and is the forum for Cardiff’s volunteer co-ordinators to discuss ideas or problems relating to volunteering.
  • Provides new ideas for including volunteers and for recognising and rewarding their contribution to your organisation.
  • Shares best practice and learning on how to support and train colleagues who work with volunteers.


The network is a joint network between Cardiff Third Sector Council and Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS). Each quarterly meeting is packed with information, guidance, discussions and networking. It’s also a great way to raise the profile of volunteering in Cardiff.


Membership and all network events are free.

The date for the next network meeting has yet to be decided. Please watch this space. 


News and other info

  • Download free information sheets on various aspects of volunteering at
  • Here are the presentations from the network event in September 2015:
    BITC - Employee volunteering
    Cardiff Volunteering - New volunteering scheme at Cardiff University
    WCVA - European Structural Funds
  • If you missed the network event in July 2015, which looked at the PQASSO quality standard, you'll find the PQASSO presentation here.
  • For volunteering opportunities, visit Volunteering Wales website at And if you'd like to find out about local opportunities, or would like support as your organisation involves volunteers, please visit
  • Here are links to the presentations given at the network event in March 2015.
    - Dr Luke Sloan, Deputy Director of Cardiff Q-Step University presentation: Involving Students in Real World Research - What We Can Do for the Voluntary sector in Cardiff here.
    If are interested in involving students from the Q-Step programme in research you can contact Andy Dodge, Placements Manager at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    - Philippa Fido, Principal Policy & Development Officer and Matthew Parry, Community support Co-ordinator of Cardiff Council - The Stepping Up Toolkit and the role voluntary organisations can take in service delivery.

To find out more:

Please call us on (029) 2048 5722 or email Ebed Akotia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about becoming a member of the network.