The voluntary sector employs over 46,000 people in Wales and offers competitive salaries, flexible hours and the chance to make a real difference to people's lives. Read more

What we do

BAVO is the County Voluntary Council for Bridgend County Borough. We provide FREE support and assistance to all member community and voluntary groups, not- for-profits and social enterprises in our area. Read more


We all share the same concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The need for public bodies and health practitioners to be able to communicate directly with people when dealing with this type of health emergency has never been greater. Read more


Don't miss the opportunity to have your say on third sector and public sector services in Wales that affect you and your organisation. Read more

BAVO's current training programme

We can tailor our training to meet your organisation’s needs, offering advice and support to your staff and volunteers including trustee away days. Remember, BAVO members get concessionary prices! Read more

Health campaigns

Find out about latest health campaigns to help you and your organisation. Read more

Local and regional training

Whether you are a third sector employee or volunteer, there are a wide range of courses and online learning available to help you run your organisation more effectively and also develop your confidence, knowledge and skills. Read more

Finding volunteers

Our 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. Read more

Our Community Development Team

Managing community and voluntary groups isn’t always easy. You’re creative, enthusiastic and have a great vision. We provide expert advice for community and voluntary groups and projects in Bridgend County Borough. Read more

Find funding

At BAVO, our funding services helps groups to wade through the complexities of fundraising as easily and efficiently as possible by sharing our funding knowledge, experience and expertise. Read more

Safeguarding children, young people and adults – how to do it, what to look for, what to do

This course is for volunteers and staff in the voluntary (third) sector. It aims to raise awareness of safeguarding generally and develop participants understanding of and confidence about: Read more

How to write a case study and tell your story to funders

This course is for trustees or third sector project workers who want to gain the skills and knowledge to develop meaningful and effective case studies as part of project evaluations for funders and organisation reports. Read more

Our training

BAVO offers high quality training YOU want, where YOU want it, at a price YOU can afford. Remember...BAVO members get concessionary prices! Read more

Advice and guidance fact sheets

Our fact sheets provide a whole host of information to help you set up and manage a third sector organisation. The resources cover a wide range of topics on setting up and managing third sector groups of all kinds including managing people, volunteering, finding and getting money, marketing and much more! Read more

Become a volunteer

Have you thought about volunteering on a local project? We provide a one-stop resource of information, advice and guidance on a range of volunteering to suit all ages and abilities. Pop in and have a chat, tell us what you are interested in and we will find a match! Read more

Evening and weekend information support

BAVO is now operating an ‘out of hours’ signposting service evenings from 5 - 8pm and weekends 9am - 8pm for information and advice to access community level services, information and activities. Read more

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of volunteers that takes place every year from 1 – 7 June giving organisations the opportunity to recruit and recognise the commitment, talent and positive impact of volunteers. Read more

Volunteers' stories

Volunteering can be exciting, challenging and rewarding. It benefits you and the individuals or the group you are helping. Find out how volunteering has changed people's lives..... Read more

Read Laura's story

"Whilst undertaking my degree I found a volunteer placement in KPC Youth. " Read more

Read Tia's story

‘I love volunteering in KPC because it is fun helping out as it is quite an easy volunteer role and it is really good fun. Read more

Read Cameron's story

"I love coming to KPC three nights a week to see that members are safe, happy and always have a smile on their face." Read more