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.

Why should I volunteer?

  • Develop personal skills and experience;
  • Improve your confidence and self-esteem;
  • Meet new people;
  • Try new challenges;
  • Check out a new career path;
  • Learn a greater understanding of the voluntary sector.

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!

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.

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:

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


Latest news....

Nominations for Wales Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018 now open!

The Awards promote and celebrate the hard work and great achievements of inspirational volunteers from around logothe country.

There are six categories which recognise the way in which volunteers make a real difference to their area or to the lives of others:

  • Adult (25 years and over);
  • Young volunteer (under 25 years);
  • ‘Green’ volunteer (individual of any age who volunteers with an environmental organisation or project);
  • Trustee;
  • Groups (two or more individuals, whether as an informal group or a formally constituted organisation);
  • ‘Digital’ volunteer (an individual who has helped tackle digital exclusion and helped others to experience the benefits of using ICT)- sponsored by Digital Communities Wales.

Do you know of an inspirational individual or group that has made a real difference to their area or to the lives of others?

Recent data from the Third Sector Data Hub shows that 28% of people in Wales volunteer. If you know someone who goes above and beyond to donate their time to a good cause, why not nominate them for a Wales Volunteer of the Year Award?

Don't miss this opportunity to give your inspirational volunteers the recognition they deserve!

For further details and to make your nominations, click here >>>

The closing date for nominations is 20 April 2018.


Read BAVO's March volunteering e-bulletinFront page of e-bulletin

Read our latest Volunteering e-bulletin edition for opportunities to interest you and your organisation here >>>

Our e-bulletin has information on:

  • Volunteering opportunities;
  • Update on the progress of new Volunteering Wales website;
  • News about young volunteers in Bridgend County Borough celebrating receiving certificates for completing 50, 100 and 200 Millennium Volunteer Programme hours;
  • Local volunteer celebrating her 101st birthday!




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 >>>