BAVO


Volunteering

Do you enjoy meeting people?

Are you looking for a change of direction?

Have you thought about volunteering?

Volunteering is rewarding and can make a big difference to you and your community.

By volunteering you will gain new skills, meet new people and enjoy new challenges. It will also make you think about what you have
to offer – enthusiasm, work and life skills.

 

Visit our Volunteer Centre in Queen Street, Bridgend town centre!

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The Volunteer Centre is open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday.

We have lots of vacancies on our books such as retail, youth work,  peer support, health groups through to  Board Directors. Pop in and have a chat, tell us what you are interested in and we will find a match!

Whatever your motivation, whatever your interests, you can pop in and have a coffee and chat with us. There is no obligation to sign up to anything, just lots of information on options for people to take away and think about. 

The Volunteer Centre is situated at 2 Queen Street, Bridgend, CF31 1HX.

You can gain so much by volunteering:

  • Meet new people and make new friends;
  • Gain useful work experience;
  • Learn new skills and use the ones you have already;
  • Build confidence;
  • Provide a real service to your community;
  • Add to your CV;
  • Do something you enjoy.

People volunteer for many different reasons: to help other people in the community, gain work experience, learn new skills, meet new people, gain access to training or to "just get out of the house." Whatever the reasons, people get a lot out of volunteering.

logoBAVO provides a county wide Volunteer Centre which offers up-to-date information, advice and guidance to people who are looking for volunteering opportunities. Whether you are an organisation looking for volunteers, or an individual looking for a suitable volunteering opportunity, registering with BAVO is free.

With over 300 registered voluntary organisations offering a range of volunteering opportunities, BAVO’s Volunteer Centre can match your skills and interests with a vacancy that suits you best.

We provide one to one confidential interviews which are designed to provide volunteers with the information they require to make informed choices in volunteering.

There are many opportunities, from administrative work to driving, conservation to education. You can work with many different organisations and people in your area and most organisations offer training and pay out-of-pocket expenses. You could make a real difference.

BAVO has details of lots of local volunteering opportunities, and there is bound to be one that suits your interests.

For further details contact Sharon or Geraint at BAVO's Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E: bavo@bavo.org.uk

For the latest volunteering opportunities please click here or visit the Wales Volunteer website: www.volunteering-wales.net

 

BAVO's May volunteering e-bulletin packed full of opportunities for you!

Find out about volunteering opportunities to suit you during Volunteers' Week! Do you enjoy meeting people?Front page of e-bulletin Looking for a change of direction? Want to boost your CV? In celebration of national Volunteers’ Week 1 – 7 June, BAVO will be at various local locations giving out volunteering information.

Volunteering Wales website …..prepare for changes ahead! Significant changes to the Volunteering Wales website are on the way. If your organisation uses the website to advertise for volunteers - take note! 

Join us at the Bridgend County Show! BAVO will have a marquee at the Bridgend County Show on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July 2018. This will give voluntary and community organisations in Bridgend County Borough an opportunity to raise awareness of their individual projects, highlighting volunteer opportunities and the support that is available to individuals.

Bridgend Volunteer Achievement Awards 2018 to be launched during Volunteers’ Week 1 – 7 June ...  We will be holding our annual BAVO Bridgend Volunteer Achievement Awards in November 2018 and we want your nominations! This year, we will be opening our nominations process during Volunteers’ Week so that you will have plenty of time to nominate your fantastic volunteers.

Do you have an hour to spare? We desperately need more volunteer befrienders.

Link Up Project: 'Strengthening 3rd sector skills' - BAVO is working in partnership with  Swansea CVS and Neath/Port Talbot CVS to strengthen third sector governance and skills development through a range of interventions, such as recruiting and matching skilled mentors from public, private and independent sectors with third sector organisations. Volunteering is integral to achieving our Big Lottery funded project.

Find out more by downloading BAVO's May volunteering e-bulletin here >>>


 

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

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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.

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. 

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.

For further details call BAVO’s Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E: bavo@bavo.org.uk

Visit our volunteering pages here >>>

 

Join us at the Bridgend County Show

BAVO will have a marquee at the Bridgend County Show on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 July 2018. This will give Front of marqueevoluntary and community organisations in Bridgend County Borough an opportunity to raise awareness of their individual projects, highlighting volunteer opportunities and the support that is available to individuals.

The Bridgend County Show will be located just 5 Mins from Junction 35 of the M4, Bridgend College, Pencoed Campus.

If you would like to book a space for your organisation in the marquee, please contact Sharon or Geraint by Thursday 24 May at our Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E: sharonheadon@bavo.org.uk or gerainthannaford@bavo.org.uk

 

BAVO celebrates volunteers’ achievements at awards ceremony

BAVO recently held our fifth annual Bridgend County Borough Volunteer Achievement Awards 2017 at the Heronston Hotel in Bridgend.

Award winners

Volunteers take on a wide range of tasks, giving up their time to make their community a better place, yet often receiving little, if any recognition for their commitment and energy. The awards were organised to recognise and celebrate the commitment and great volunteering that is happening all across the local area, from people who give their time freely to provide a wide range of services to many communities in Bridgend County Borough. 

Read more here >>>