Ella Downing

Project Coordinator



Hi, I’m Ella the newest member of the SVC team!

I graduated from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy in July 2016 and then went on to volunteer in Ghana for five weeks at the Volunteer West Africa Daycare and Nursery Centre. Alongside the mental health awareness volunteering I was involved in at university, my experience in Ghana made me really keen to pursue a career in the third sector. This year I will be overseeing and supervising four volunteering projects: Home and Away – a befriending project for children/young people with learning disabilities; WATCH – a project working with Cardiff homeless people; LOL Fridays – a social club for young people with Downs Syndrome, SVC Dance- an after school dance club in partnership with Cardiff University’s Broadway Dance Society and Weekenders – a project that takes young carers out on day trips. It is also my responsibility to recruit, train, guide and support all of the lovely volunteers that make these projects such a success.

SVC is a fantastic charity to work for and the huge variety of projects mean that there are opportunities for all kinds of volunteers so don’t hesitate to sign up!