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It's Volunteers' Week! Find out about volunteering opportunities to suit you!

Date published: 26/04/2018


Do you enjoy meeting people? Looking for a change of direction? Want to boost your CV? In celebration of logonational Volunteers’ Week 1 – 7 June, BAVO will be at various local locations giving out volunteering information.

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration to recruit, reward and recognise volunteers. Accompanied by local community groups and voluntary organisations, find out how volunteering can benefit you by visiting:

John Street Bandstand in Porthcawl on Friday 1 June from 10am – 3pm
Bridgend Bus Station Wednesday 6 and Thursday 7 June from 9am – 1pm
Princess of Wales Hospital on Friday 8 June from 11am – 3pm

You can also drop in to BAVO’s Bridgend Volunteer Centre at 2 Queen Street, Bridgend town centre. BAVO will be raising awareness of different volunteering opportunities such as retail, youth work, peer support, health groups through to Board Directors.

Mirus Wales will be at Bridgend Volunteer Centre on Wednesday 6 June from 12.30 - 3pm to answer any questions you have about volunteering with their project. Mirus is a not-for-profit charity providing specialist support to children and adults of all ages with disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, dementia, mental health, complex health and complex need associated with behaviours that challenge.

STEER The Enterprise Academy will also be at Bridgend Volunteer Centre on Thursday 7 June 2018 from 9am - 4pm to anwer any questions about volunteering with their project. STEER is a resource and wellbeing centre at Tondu House Farm, promoting wellbeing, skills development and employability through engagement with key themes of sustainable development.

Whatever your motivation, whatever your interests, come along to one of BAVO’s volunteering information days. There is no obligation to sign up to anything, just lots of information on options for people to take away and think about. 

Read Pauline's and Sue's story................

Pauline and Sue are bereavement volunteers for Cruse Bereavement Care and live in and around Bridgend.  Pauline has volunteered for Cruse since 1991 and Sue since 2013. 

Bereavement is one of the hardest challenges we will ever have to face and Pauline and Sue havelogo worked hard to support those grieving in their community, both on a one to one basis and also in a group setting.  Pauline and Sue now volunteer as a team in the Bridgend area using their skills to promote the wellbeing of bereaved people and to enable anyone suffering bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss. 

Using their skills of compassion, integrity, impartiality and respect for the individual, they currently meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month.  Pauline and Sue have given many hours to Cruse Morgannwg, without them, the waiting lists would be much larger and people would not have the diversity of service that is offered.

Volunteering is rewarding and can make a big difference to you and your community. If you are interested in volunteering, BAVO can match your skills with an opportunity that best suits you.

If your organisation would like to download a volunteer certificate to present at your event/celebration there is a volunteer certificate available on the at WCVA website for more information, alongside downloadable logos, volunteers certificate and an A3 poster.

There is also a new Wales Volunteer Website to highlight volunteer opportunities, for Bridgend you need to go to and then click the need volunteers - add your opportunity box, select BAVO/ Bridgend you will then need to register and you can then start adding the volunteer opportunities you have. 

For further details call BAVO’s Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E:

Visit our volunteering pages here >>>


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