Frances Barry (Merthyr Tydfil)

Merthyr Voluntary Action Centre,
89 - 90 High Street,
Merthyr Tydfil.
CF47 8UH

Tel number: 01685 353900

Email address:


Opening Hours: Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

Area Covered: Merthyr Tydfil

Regular outreach sessions are also held in other locations

Merthyr Tydfil Volunteer Centre holds details of over 200 volunteering opportunities with a variety of local organisations. The range of opportunities is extremely broad and includes working with children and young people, advice work, befriending and mentoring, as well as many other opportunities.

Time commitment varies from opportunity to opportunity - some demand a long term commitment, others a few hours a month.

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons such as to learn new skills, to enhance their career, to meet other people and make new friends, to provide a service to the community and to enjoy themselves!

Why not contact our friendly staff at the Centre who are more than happy to assist you with your choice of volunteering?

Centre Staff:
Karen Foley and Wendy Marshall, Volunteering Officers.
Frances Barry, Youth Volunteering Adviser (16-25 years)

Voluntary Action Merthyr Tydfil has the only Volunteer Centre within Merthyr Tydfil, that is solely set up to look at the recruitment needs of the voluntary sector within the local community.

The Volunteer Centre’s purpose is to:

• Promote volunteering
• Promote good practice in working with volunteers
• To advocate the rights and responsibilities of volunteers
• To provide information and advice on a wide range of volunteering opportunities
• To liaise and work in partnership with local voluntary and statutory agencies
• To offer, where possible, voluntary opportunities to all sections of the community

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