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

Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones opens Bridgend’s new Volunteer Centre

Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you looking for a change of direction? Have you thought about volunteering?poster

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

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 T: 01656 660372 or E:

For the latest volunteering opportunities please click here or visit the Wales Volunteer website:


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Download Volunteers' Week certificates, logos and posters here

Local communities are encouraged to participate by holding their own event, and to use this opportunity to support logotheir local communities through fundraising or volunteering.

Each year more organisations get involved, hosting a variety events throughout Wales, including award presentations, information stands and community events.

Why not celebrate Volunteers' Week with your volunteers by, for example:

  • Using the Volunteers Week logo eps jpeg formats;
  • Getting media publicity for what volunteers do;
  • Holding a special 'thank you' event A3 poster.

Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of volunteers that takes place every year in June.  Up and down the country there will be parties, award events and outings, recruitment fayres and exhibitions taking place, to recruit, reward and recognise volunteers.


Join BAVO in celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2017!

We are looking for local voluntary organisations and groups to join us in recognising this year’s Volunteers’ logoWeek which runs from 1 – 7 June 2017.

This is a national annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK and plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to their local community, inspiring others to get involved.

BAVO will be holding two events on Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 June at the John Street Band Stand in Porthcawl.

If your organisation is able to display publicity information and answer any questions people have about volunteering with your organisation, please fill in the booking form below to attend John Street Band Stand by Friday 12 May 2017 and return to:  or

Download booking form for your organisation to attend John Street Band Stand here >>>

Unfortunately, organisations are not able to have collection tins on the tables as the event is only to help raise awareness of voluntary and community organisations in Bridgend County Borough.

John Street band stand, PorthcawlWe will also be highlighting different volunteer opportunities at our Volunteer Centre in Bridgend by having different themes throughout the week including befriending, Trustee’s, charity shops, environmental and fundraising. This will give us the opportunity to raise awareness of the range and scope of volunteering available throughout Bridgend County Borough.

If organisations would like to send us information on their individual volunteer opportunities we will make sure we highlight the volunteer opportunities over the week. We will also be highlighting our themed days on our website and social media.

For further information please call Sharon or Geraint, T: 01656 660372 or E:



Join us at Bridgend County Show

This year, BAVO will have a marquee at the Bridgend County Show on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 July 2017.Marquee

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.

BAVO has a marquee for organisations to highlight their volunteer opportunities, there will be a table and two chairs available for organisations on the day.   

If your organisation is able to display publicity information and answer any questions people have about volunteering and would like to attend then please fill in the attached booking form below by 19 May 2017 to :

Download booking form to attend Bridgend Show here >>>

We will not be able to have collection tins on the tables as the marquee has been given to BAVO to raise awareness of volunteering and voluntary organisations.

You can drive on to the show ground but you need to be off by 9.30 am and you can not drive back on until 5pm – but you will be able to park and walk your information and stands on after 9.30 am and before 5pm. 

If you would like to book a space for your organisation in the marquee, please contact Sharon or Geraint at our Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E: