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Volunteering

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 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

 

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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.

 

 

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

Do you enjoy meeting people? Looking for a change of direction? Want to boost your CV? In celebration of logoVolunteers’ Week from 1 - 7 June 2017, BAVO will be at the Bandstand in John Street Porthcawl and will be raising awareness of different volunteer opportunities with themed days at our Bridgend Volunteer Centre, 2 Queen Street, Bridgend town centre.

Volunteers' Week 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 volunteers who regularly contribute to their local community, inspiring others to get involved.

BAVO provide a county wide volunteer centre offering a one-stop resource on all aspects of volunteering, with over 300 registered voluntary organisations offering a wide range of opportunities to match your skills and interests.

From 10am - 3pm each day, BAVO will be at:Porthcawl bandstand

Thursday 1 June 2017 - Volunteer befriending for over 50s themed day at Bridgend Volunteer Centre, Bridgend.

Friday 2 June 2017 - Volunteer befriending for over 50s themed day at Bridgend Volunteer Centre, Bridgend.

Monday 5 June 2017 - Charity shop volunteering themed day at Bridgend Volunteer Centre, Bridgend.

Tuesday 6 June 2017 - Charity shop volunteering themed day at Bridgend Volunteer Centre, Bridgend.

Tuesday 6 June 2017 - John Street Bandstand, Porthcawl. Information stands from other local voluntary organisations with volunteering opportunities will also be at the bandstand.

Wednesday 7 June 2017 - Children and young people volunteering themed day at Bridgend Volunteer Centre, Bridgend.

Wednesday 7 June 2017 - John Street Bandstand, Porthcawl. Information stands from other local voluntary organisations with volunteering opportunities will also be at the bandstand.

If you are interested in volunteering, don’t forget to see us, so that we can answer any questions you may have and match your skills with an opportunity that best suits you!

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

 

 

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 sharonheadon@bavo.org.uk :

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: bavo@bavo.org.uk