Finding volunteers

Volunteer CentreOur Volunteer Team helps local organisations be the best they can be through giving best practice guidance on volunteer recruitment and management, supervision, training, engagement and retention.

Please note our Volunteer Centre in Bridgend town centre is currently closed. You can contact our Volunteer Team at BAVO who can provide you with the information they require to make informed choices in volunteering. Registration for organisations is free of charge.

Volunteering and easing out of lockdown

This guide aims to help organisations to think ahead as lockdown restrictions are gradually eased, to consider how volunteering might resume and what would be needed for this to happen.

Volunteering and easing out of lockdown

WCVA have been working with Volunteer Centre and Welsh Government to develop guidance entitled ‘Volunteering and easing out of lockdown’ and in a recent article, Fiona Liddell highlights this together with several resources that the sector will find useful during and after lockdown, here is a link to the article.

If you are are looking for volunteers for your organisation…take a look at our volunteer information sheets

Here you can find all the information you’ll need to get started in volunteering. We cover a wide variety of topics relevant to working with volunteers, from developing your volunteer strategy, writing a volunteer policy, to information on recruitment, expenses, safety, legal matters and how to attract and involve different target groups effectively.

Our volunteering information sheets can be here

Latest news..

Volunteering Youth Led Grants offering up to £1,500

Deadline extended to 12pm, Friday 11 September 2020…so don’t miss out!

The aim of the funding is to help young people to volunteer aged 14 – 25 to be more involved in community and voluntary organisations in their local community. The maximum grant you can apply for is up to £1,500.

The Youth Bridgend Funding Group is made up of a group of young people aged 14 – 25 living in Bridgend County Borough and is funded by Welsh Government and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). The panel members are supported by BAVO.

The funding was established to achieve a step change in youth volunteering for young people aged 14 – 25 in a variety of voluntary and community organisations throughout the UK. The funding’s purpose is to identify ways to engage more young people from disadvantaged and under-represented communities.

Who is eligible for the grant?
Projects must have a community benefit to the communities of Bridgend County Borough. The funding is to support young people aged 14 – 25 to volunteer in a variety of community organisations within Bridgend.

Read ‘Guidelines for Applicants’ here

Download application form here

Please return completed application by emailing: BY NO LATER THAN 12pm, Friday 11 September 2020.

Funding needs to accounted for by 29 January 2021 and all receipts need to be submitted by that date.

For further details call BAVO, T: 01656 810400.

Catch up with our latest volunteering news by visiting our news page here

Contact us

For further details contact Sharon at BAVO’s Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 810400 or E:

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council