Established in 1964, we work to help people and their communities thrive through heritage, media and supported volunteering.

VCS Cymru is an independent social action charity.

We operate Radio Cardiff, a community radio station which engages over 120 volunteers and gives a voice to the diverse communities of the city, and we run a portfolio of projects that enable people with disadvantages to engage with their communities, facilitating the positive health and well-being of individuals and the places they call home – through community media, heritage and supported volunteering opportunities.

VCS started the first local Volunteering Bureau to be established in Wales – and only the second in the UK – in 1964, and and we have always changed and adapted to meet the needs of our communities.

From typewriters & newsletters to podcasts & social media, we have been at the heart of the thriving communities in Cardiff for generations, working to encourage, enable and inspire individuals and community spirit.

Read our Annual Report 2016-17

Read our Annual Report 2015-16