Volunteering with Shelter Cymru
We currently have an exciting new volunteering opportunity in the Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Carmarthenshire areas.
The new Housing Law Advocacy Project will give you the chance to work alongside one of our experienced caseworkers to help them support people who use Shelter Cymru’s housing advice services in these areas. You will help to provide advocacy and support to people to ensure that they better understand the advice being given in our surgeries. Through this volunteering opportunity you will gain new skills and experience along the way as well as supporting people to feel more confident about the advice process.
Please find a role description for this opportunity here
If you are interested in taking part in this project please complete a volunteer application form or contact Carey Hill for more information:
T: 01792 483074
M: 07970 884639
Please note that we have completed the first round of recruitment for this project. We hope that the next intake will be around May / June 2018. You are still welcome to submit an application in the meantime.
For other ways to get involved with Shelter Cymru’s work please see our get involved pages and find out the different ways you can support our work.
Current volunteering opportunities
Become a Workplace Ambassador
Are you passionate about helping to end homelessness? We need Workplace Ambassadors to help us.
We are looking for people in Wales to help us raise awareness of our different campaigns and activities.
What do our Workplace Ambassadors do? Among other things, they:
- Receive resources to promote at workplaces or in local communities – posters, flyers and leaflets
- Share campaigns on social media
- Spread the word about Shelter Cymru and the services we offer to people in housing crisis.
If you are interested in becoming a Workplace Ambassador, click the button below and we’ll send you out a welcome pack.
Frequently asked questions
Why do people volunteer?
People volunteer for Shelter Cymru for a wide range of reasons including:- developing new skills, gaining experience, giving back to the community, building confidence, doing something meaningful with their time, meeting new people, having fun, feeling part of a team.
What could I do?
Shelter Cymru has a wide range of volunteering opportunities across the whole of Wales including debt advice roles, helpline advice roles, administration roles, media roles, research roles and many more. For more information about roles that we are currently recruiting for please go to [current roles] link
Please note Shelter Cymru does not have roles specifically for the Christmas and New Year period. page for more information.
Where are the roles based?
We have a number of roles based across Wales; although some of our opportunities are site specific there may also be the opportunity to volunteer remotely.
How would I get involved with volunteering for Shelter Cymru?
Fill in and return the online application form. Following this you will be contacted to discuss volunteering and arrange an informal interview.
The process for volunteering is explained in this volunteering flow chart.
Will I be trained?
All volunteers will be provided with volunteer induction training. They will also have support to learn their new roles from the members of staff they will be working with. Shelter Cymru also has a wide range of training opportunities that you will be able to access in order to progress in your role.
Who can volunteer?
Our volunteers come from all different backgrounds and social groups. All volunteers need to be aged 18 or over.
Will it cost me anything to volunteer?
No. We reimburse volunteers for expenses associated with their volunteering such as travel expenses. Volunteering does not affect your benefits.
Cyngor 50+ Advice volunteers
If you would be interested in being involved with our Cyngor 50+ Advice project based in Carmarthenshire, visit the Cyngor 50+ page here.