Volunteering for employers

Volunteering for employers

Volunteering is an excellent way to help improve local communities, build rapport with charities and to develop a rich and vibrant workforce that together contributes to a more sustainable Wales.

For volunteers, the list of benefits is almost endless, as individuals that volunteer build personal and professional skills, improve their wellbeing and increase their understanding of others.

Here you will find a list of resources that intend to help businesses to champion volunteering:


Toolkits and Guides

WCVA’s guide on how to get started in developing an employee volunteering programme

The WCVA’s Youth Volunteering and Social Action Charter sets out a number of commitments encouraging organisations to provide the best possible social action and volunteering experiences for young people. The charter also outlines expectations for young people that take part in these experiences.

The #iwill guide for inspiring and enabling youth social action draws together advice and best practice examples from leading businesses including EDF Energy, British Gas and PwC.

Invest in Nature’s Environmental Volunteering Toolkit is packed full of ideas for getting involved in environmental volunteering and celebrates fantastic projects making a difference in Wales through people like you!


Volunteering Opportunities

Find out more about volunteering opportunities across Wales volunteering-wales.net platform.



Volunteering Wales Grants is a scheme funded by the Welsh Government to promote volunteering in Wales. The scheme is administered by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA).