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Volunteering & keeping active

Getting involved in things can make all the difference - for you and for others. You can support others and feel supported too.

Here are some ideas that may be of interest and suitable to your needs:


Volunteering can make a real difference to your own life and the lives of those around you. As well as being fun and rewarding, it can:

  • Give you a great sense of achievement
  • Give you an opportunity to meet new people
  • Give you a chance to make a difference in the community

The CAVS Volunteer Centre supports volunteering in Carmarthenshire and will be able to help you find the right opportunity for you. You can contact them by telephoning 01267 245555.

Volunteering Wales will give you information and advice on volunteering and also what opportunities are available in the area.

Volunteering and Benefits

People who are getting benefits are usually able to do voluntary work without it affecting their benefits. However if you are getting certain benefits – though not State Pension or Pension Credit – you have to tell the Jobcentre Plus and there may be some conditions you have to meet in order to keep getting your benefit.


Learning isn’t only for children. There are many opportunities for adults to learn and develop their skills. Here are some useful links for learning opportunities in Carmarthenshire:

Gardening /Allotments

Allotments can help improve people's quality of life by promoting healthy food, exercise and a sense of community. Allotments in Carmarthenshire are managed by the Town Councils.

Page updated on: 03/05/2016

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