Get Involved / Volunteering Opportunities

50+ Forums

50+ Forums provide an opportunity to people aged over 50 to have their voice heard. To find out about your local forum group, visit


Age Concern Gwent provide a Torfaen advocacy service which offers confidential information and support to people aged 50 or more already living in, or considering a move to, a residential or nursing care home within the County Borough of Torfaen . For more information on the service visit

Community Councils

There are 6 Town and Community Councils within Torfaen which you can contact to voice your concerns about issues in your local area. To find out about your local community council representative, visit the Town and Community Councils area of the website.

Have your Say

Torfaen Council have developed a website where you can find a list of all current consultation documents provided. The site allows you to sign in and give your opinion on decisions that are being made by the Council. For further information visit the Get Involved area of the website.

National Pensioners Convention

The NPC’s main objective is to promote the welfare and interests of all pensioners, as a way of securing dignity, respect and financial security in retirement. To find out about ways to become involved in this organisation, visit the National Pensioners Convention website.

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

The independent Older People’s Commissioner for Wales is the world’s first organisation with statutory power to protect the rights and promote the interests of people aged over 60. The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales listens to the concerns of older people through correspondence, focus groups, meetings, conferences and community events. To find out how to voice your concerns, visit the Older People's Commissioner for Wales website.

People’s Panel

The Torfaen People's Panel is a consultative panel of people living in Torfaen and aims to give local people a chance to have their say about public services and life in the Borough. For more information on the panel and how to join, visit the Torfaen People's Panel area of the website.


There are a wide range of organisations that offer volunteering opportunities. For more information on the individual organisations and opportunities, click on the links below.

Last Modified: 06/04/2022
For more information contact:

Call Torfaen

Tel: 01495 762200


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