Visit our Volunteer Centre in Queen Street, Bridgend town 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 contact Sharon or Geraint at BAVO's Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E:

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


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Nominate NOW for BAVO’s Volunteer Achievement Awards 2017

Every year thousands of individuals and groups volunteer across Bridgend County Borough give their time, posterenergy, skills and commitment to help others in their community.

We want to recognise and honour outstanding people and organisations that have made a significant contribution to our community during the past year…and we want to hear from you!

Our awards ceremony will be held on Friday 3 November 2017 at the Heronston Hotel in Bridgend.

Nominate for:

  • Befriending/Mentoring Volunteer Award;
  • Volunteer of the Year Award (under 25);
  • Volunteer of the Year Award (25 and over);
  • Trustee of the Year;
  • Volunteer Project of the Year Award;
  • Charity Shop Volunteer of the Year Award;
  • Sports Volunteer of the Year Award;
  • Outstanding Volunteer contribution Award.

Read our guidance notes here >>>

Download BAVO’s Volunteer Achievements Awards 2017 nomination form here >>>

Nominations must be received by 12 noon on Tuesday 1 August 2017.

For further details call Sharon or Geraint at Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E:



Take a look at BAVO's volunteering June e-bulletin

Our latest volunteering June 2017 e-bulletin highlights our annual Bridgend Volunteer Achievements Awards Front page of ebulletin2017. We want to recognise and honour outstanding people and organisations that have made a significant contribution to our community during the past year …….. and we want to hear from YOU!

Youth Led Grants are now open where community groups can apply up to a maximum of £800. The deadline is Friday 14 July 2017.

BAVO has once again achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard, in recognition of the excellent work they do with volunteers. We were assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with their volunteers.

Download our June Volunteering e-bulletin here >>>

Our Volunteer Centre at 2 Queen Street in Bridgend town centre, offers a one-stop resource on all aspects of volunteering with over 300 registered voluntary organisations offering a wide range of opportunities to match people’s skills and interests.

For further details visit or call 01656 660372 or E:

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