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For Groups

Neath Port Talbot CVS provides informal and formal learning opportunities to enhance the skills, knowledge and confidence of individuals, voluntary organisations, community groups and volunteers. Specifically we aim to:

  • Encourage and promote good practice in volunteering through learning
  • Provide learning opportunities that are appropriate to the needs of groups and individuals in the voluntary sector
  • Promote good quality, affordable, accessible training and learning opportunities for all
  • Work in partnership with other sectors whilst maintaining our independence
  • Provide a range of non-accredited courses and accredited learning opportunities

Training at Neath Port Talbot CVS 2016-17

The Neath Port Talbot CVS Core Training Programme is currently being arranged.  It will shortly be available giving voluntary and community groups the opportunity to learn about:

  • Volunteering:  Getting the Best from Volunteers
  • Deafblind Awareness
  • Running Your Organisation Effectively
  • Emergency First Aid in the Workplace
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Introduction to Food Hygiene Level 2
  • Health and Safety in the Workplace Level 2
  • Risk Management
Dates and further details about each course will be available soon.
For further information please contact Neath Port Talbot CVS on 01639 631246 or

* Bursaries are available for those groups and organisations with limited training funds. Fees for non-third sector organisations will vary considerably. Please contact us for more details.

Courses for Communities Cymru

Please also see the programme of courses offered through Courses for Communities Cymru at the following website:

If you are unable to find a course that meets your needs, please contact us and we will do our best to provide or arrange a course that is suitable.


Volunteer Managers Peer Support Group

Neath Port Talbot CVS facilitate a Volunteer Managers Peer Support Group that meets quarterly. They provide a good opportunity for networking and information from a range of guest speakers. If you work with volunteers and are interested in attending these meetings please contact Sue Ireson at the Volunteer Centre on 01639 631387 or


Could you offer a Community Work Placement?

The Community Work Placements programme is designed for those claimants on Jobseekers Allowance whose key barrier to work is a lack of work experience and offers them a significant period of full-time activity. All participants on the programme have been unemployed for more than 3 years.

For all placements there must be a community benefit and not a private gain. Consequently, placements can only be with a third sector or public sector organisation. Whitehead Ross Education & Consulting Ltd (WREC Ltd) currently have individuals on placements doing administration, marketing, gardening and horticulture, and furniture restoration to name a few.

The project involves supporting each individual through 6 months on a work placement to provide the opportunity for them to develop their skills, to add significant experience to their C.V. and to demonstrate their capabilities to employers.

WREC Ltd looking for a diverse range of placement opportunities, providing roles and tasks similar to those that an individual might experience in a normal working environment. WREC Ltd seek to match individuals with placements that are in a similar area to their longer-term career goals.

Why should you get involved?

  •  Help an unemployed person to gain new experience.
  • 26 week placement for 30 working hours per week
  • No financial cost to the placement provider: the individual will continue to receive their Jobseekers Allowance.
  • They reimburse travel expenses directly to the participant to assist them in getting to their placement.
  • Minimal administration for the placement provider with a signed weekly timesheet.
  • Capacity building for your organisation with an individual supporting your projects for 30 hours per week for 6 months.

If you would like to find out more please contact Brianne on 07824 099330 or e-mail