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Our mission is to support people with learning disabilities to lead fulfilled, independent lives in the community; volunteers are essential to helping us achieve this.

Why volunteer with us

We offer a variety of volunteering roles to suit different interests and levels of commitment. No matter your experience, we welcome anyone with an enthusiasm for supporting others and will give you the training you need to thrive in your volunteer role.

As a volunteer with Innovate Trust you will:

  • Gain valuable experience in the third sector
  • Develop your skills
  • Benefit from training opportunities relevant to your volunteer role and the health and social care sector more generally
  • Meet new people
  • Utilise your skills and experience to make a genuine difference.   

We offer a wide range of volunteer roles across our organisation. Examples include supporting our environmental conservation groups in partnership with the Cardiff and Vale ranger teams, helping out at our gardening sessions in the grounds of St Fagans National Museum of History and pitching in at our accessible sailing group! 

To find out more information about our available roles please visit – SVC | Give a little. Gain a lot. (

Volunteers can apply though our sister charity, SVC. To apply, please complete the volunteer application from here – Apply to Volunteer | SVC ( and choose the option/s to volunteer with Innovate Trust. If you need any support to complete your form, then please call SVC on 029 21 67 67 80, and a member of the team will help you to complete the form.

Upon receipt of your form, SVC will start collecting your references, and be in touch to discuss further vetting that may be required.

Please note that most volunteer roles will involve contact with vulnerable adults and will therefore require a Disclosure and Barring Service check; a criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from volunteering. 

Currently we are only able to take volunteers aged 18 and over.

If you would like to speak to someone before applying, please email