Cardiff Third Sector Council

COVID-19: supporting Volunteering and Community Activities

The Staff team at Cardiff Third Sector Council are currently fielding enquiries from

  • Individuals
  • Voluntary and Community groups developing their own responses and contingency plans
  • Public Sector partners seeking the best way to access safe, coordinated voluntary and community-based support for the residents of Cardiff

In our role as the CVC we are concentrating our efforts on being the conduit between support offered and support needed, whilst supporting organisations, some newly formed, with their governance and planning. We wish to reassure you of the measures C3SC is taking during the current pandemic. Our office in Baltic House is closed. However, we plan to operate as far as possible through remote working.We are remaining up to date with official guidance on face to face meetings, and therefore at the present time we are keeping meetings to the minimum and only attending those where our presence is essential. In addition to emails, we may be able to video or telephone conference where required on request. If you have any enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or telephone your usual contact or see our website https://www.c3sc.org.uk/contact-usfor our contact details.  

General Advice

If you are looking for general advice, then please visit our website https://www.c3sc.org.uk/promoting-your-org-info-sheets to download information sheets on a range of issues and policies relevant to volunteering and the third sector.

Volunteering
We have set up a specific opportunity for people who are interested in volunteering or looking for volunteers at this time to help out during the Covid-19 pandemic whilst being mindful of the importance of working in the best possible ways to harness the willingness and energy of those who are well and willing with the key areas of need, whilst protecting the helper as well as the person needing help; if you are interested in helping out in the community or seeking volunteers to support your activities or services, then please register here https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/my_opportunities_info_ur.htm?PID=10155792

We will share information we receive on changes/cancellations of events or the availability of other services, including Information and guidance on key things to consider when volunteering or recruiting volunteers on our website https://www.c3sc.org.uk/communications/communications-doc-lib/covid-19-coronavirus-information-hub

C3SC Staff Contacts
C3SC’s staff team are working from home but can be contacted in office hours via the following email in the first instant and mobile contact numbers if urgent. Please bear with us if you do not receive an instant response.

General Enquiries: Individuals requiring practical support/seeking help (non-emergency)

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www.c3sc.org.uk

Support for C3SC Website, Volunteering-Wales portal and Volunteer Management

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www.volunteering-wales.net

BME Skills Project Officersupporting Trustee Board to increase governance skills and diversity – through mentoring, health checks, peer support

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07973 725 477

Health and Social Care Facilitatorstrengthening connections between third sector health, social care and wellbeing groups and services and the Health Board and other public services

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07973 725 569

Information, advice and support for community groups and third sector providers - on being a trustee, running your group/activities, constitutions, funding etc. - to help you in the fantastic work you do
Participation and Engagement Coordinator

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07973 725334

TSDO – Cardiff North and East

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07973 725 654

TSDO – Cardiff City and South East

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07973 725 335

TSDO – Cardiff West and South West

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07973 725 502

We will provide you with updates as the situation changes. All of us here at C3SC hope that you, your families, friends and colleagues keep safe and well.

The C3SC Team