The Old Chapel
St Madoc Centre is a charitably run residential centre founded in the 1940s, which is in partnership with A Rocha UK. The centre, formerly known as St Madoc Christian Youth Camp, was originally the vision of Mr and Mrs Burr who provided basic holiday accommodation for children from Swansea and Cardiff. Today, the centre welcomes many disadvantaged and disaffected young children and adults, providing a place to learn new skills and gain experiences they may not have the opportunity to do so elsewhere. Our staff provide exciting outdoor activities with emphasis on team building, fun and the environment.
St Madoc Centre is located on the Gower Peninsula (the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), ten miles from Swansea and is one of the most beautiful regions of South Wales. It is only fitting that the site manages to reflect both its physical location and the values and principles of its origins. The aims of the project are to continue the management of the site for its original purposes: youth education and sanctuary, whilst managing the land for wildlife and continuing to add to our ever–lengthening species list.
The size and variety of our site provides a wide range of volunteering opportunities for everyone, from conservation or habitat management, to carpentry or brick-laying. Even if you think you have not got the skills that are required to perform a certain task, we may be able to give you the expertise and training to accomplish them. Volunteers of all ages, levels of experience and areas are welcome.
St Madoc Centre also offers a limited number of internship opportunities to those with relevant skills, ranging from a period of six months up to two years.
For more information visit www.stmadoc.co.uk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or ring: or 01792 386291.
Beach view from the St Madoc Centre. Photo by Andy Lester