A Basic Introduction to Recruiting, Selecting and Managing Volunteers Training

BAVO's course is ideal for people who are new to managing volunteers or who would like a refresher. It will help you to be more knowledgeable and confident in your role as a volunteer manager. Read more

Top Tips for Funding Applications Training

This half-day whistle stop tour of top tips for writing successful funding applications will provide you with the key points that funders look for when deciding who and what to fund. Read more

All Wales Basic Safeguarding Awareness Training

This course is for volunteers and staff in the third and statutory sectors which aims to raise awareness of safeguarding generally. 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


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

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

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

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

Why volunteer

Volunteering can be exciting, challenging and rewarding. It benefits you and the individuals or the group you are helping. Groups rely on volunteers, so you can make a BIG difference to your community! Read more


Governance is about taking responsibility for the running of an organisation and doing everything within the law to ensure its success. 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

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

Local and regional training

Whether you are an 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


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

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

Mental Health First Aid (Wales) Training

Our two day training course is for anyone (including the public, employers, managers, frontline staff and volunteers, prison and custody staff, police, NHS staff, Jobcentre Plus staff) and improves your understanding of mental health. Read more

Health and Safety Foundation Training (CIEH accredited Level 2 Award)

Our course will teach you to understand the many and various elements that make up health and safety guidance. You will also learn how to develop the systems and practical knowledge to apply the theory into practice back at your workplace/venue. Read more

Food Safety Training (CIEH accredited Level 2 Award)

Our course is for anyone working in a catering, food making or selling setting where food is prepared, cooked and handled. Read more

Emergency First Aid at Work Training (Level 2, CIEH accredited)

This course will teach you to deliver first aid in the workplace in accordance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance. 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

Sector Development Officer

The post holder will provide third sector: voluntary organisations, charities and community groups within Bridgend County Borough with high quality governance, developmental and social enterprise information, training and support services. Read more