Consultations

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

ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

Most people considering suicide share their distress and their intent, sometimes very discreetly. Training will help you see and respond to these invitations for help, give you the confidence to ask about suicide if you are concerned about someone's safety and provide you with the tools to help prevent the immediate risk. Read more

Jobs

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

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

E-bulletins

Catch up with BAVO's latest e-bulletins to read about the latest funding, training and volunteering opportunities and lots more! 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

infoengine searches for organisations

infoengine is an online directory of third sector services in Wales. If you are a voluntary organisation or group, by registering your organisation you’ll have free listing in their comprehensive directory; be able to promote your services to a wide audience and attract people in your community and beyond! 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

Read Sian's story

"Volunteering has given me a purpose, added structure to my week. I have also met new people. Volunteering takes over a good chunk of my week which has proved very beneficial for me. As I volunteer with a few projects, I have attended training for each volunteer role, the training has given me a greater understanding." Read more

Read Kim's story

"By joining befriending, it has helped my self-confidence with meeting strangers and helping them. The training courses I have attended have helped me understand more and given me the confidence to mix with other volunteers. Volunteering means I make a difference to their lives and my own." Read more

Read Sheldon's story

"Volunteering has definitely boosted my ability to work in a team and compromise. It has certainly changed the way I see volunteering and different charity groups around me. Volunteering is giving an hour of your day to change someone's life." Read more

Read Kieffer's story...

"Volunteering had given me confidence to go out more and learn new life experiences. It has given me more social skills and means it is easier for me to talk to new people which is something I couldn't do before. Volunteering is a fun experience that teaches me many skills week by week!" Read more

Funding Support Officer - community based

Invest Local Caerau Steering Group has commissioned BAVO to employ a part time Funding Support Officer who will directly deliver and facilitate the realisation and sustainability of various projects. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the team

Meet our BAVO team and board of Trustees. 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