What we do

The charity was launched in March 2020 when two residents of Risca, Dawn Derraven and Tara Holloway, joined forces to help those most vulnerable during the Covid 19 pandemic crisis. Many residents who were willing to volunteer their services to assist the group offered to help and currently there are over 200 volunteers registered. 

Are you looking for help?

We offer befriending to people who are

  • lonelyisolated

  • vulnerable or

  • have mobility issues

This includes

  • shopping and prescription services

  • telephone calls and face to face visits

  • transport for health appointments. 


For those in need we offer

  • free school uniform (for the 4 Risca schools)

  • food support

  • signposting and referrals to other support agencies

We run a variety of activities to help individuals and families connect with one another and with nature. Follow us on Facebook or Contact Us or visit Our Events to see what's going on.

Email info@rcvuk.org or phone 01633 848899 to speak to a member of our team.

Are you able to help others?

We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities and currently over 200 volunteers, who form a lovely, warm-hearted community.

If you have spare time, anything from 20 mins a week to a couple of hours, please get in touch to help us:

  • make a phone call to a lonely or vulnerable person 

  • at our Coffee / Activity Mornings

  • offer a lift, or fetch some shopping

  • be a Tin On A Wall Street Champion

  • at a kids disco or craft day

  • as a mechanic at our Bike Hub

  • at our Toddler Group

  • at our Coffee Shop & Pantry

  • provide admin support

Follow us on Facebook, have a look at our events pages, or visit our News page to see what is going on. Volunteering and helping others brings huge personal achievements to the giver and receiver.

Email info@rcvuk.org or phone 01633 848899 to speak to a member of the team. Visit our Volunteer Opportunities page for more information about volunteering with RCV and the link to our application form.

RCV UK - Risca CV19 Volunteers continue to support the most vulnerable people in our community, we are running lots of community projects and now we are working from the Channel View Community Centre as our new hub.

We work to ensure that no-one in our community is lonely, hungry or frightened.

Whilst we started as a reaction to Covid, the pandemic has highlighted a need for the services we provide to continue long in to the future. From shopping to prescription collection to kindness calls to check in and lift spirits; we will do whatever we can to help.

We support over 300 families and individuals every week, from Rogerstone to Wattsville and beyond. We have over 200 registered volunteers and make over 170 kindness telephone calls and texts every week in Risca and surrounding areas alone.


We have helped to set up and establish Tin On A Wall groups across South Wales and England in order to help foodbanks and charities become sustainable in the fight against food poverty.  We now have a new and fast growing Tin On A Wall group in Hengoed with 70 newly registered volunteers.  

Additionally, we run projects such as our School Uniform Recycle Shop, community bike hub,  emergency food parcels, digitally inclusive workshops and training, wellbeing and mobility sessions,  accredited training, work placements for young people, baby and toddler groups as well as seasonal projects both online and in person; the list is endless.


We work with many partner organisations: ALUK, ABUHB IWN, CCBC, PoBL Group Ltd, GAVO, PMW Services Ltd, Business In The Community, Trussell Trust and many, many more.

Some of these organisations help us to ensure that we are Covid safe and legally compliant at all times.

In order to continue doing what we do, we need our own premises; and have just moved into the Channel View Community Centre thanks to their committee. We plan to work with the committee there to make improvements to the facilities and welcome more and more community activities.