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

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


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

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

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

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

Model policies

We have a variety of model policies to help voluntary organisations and groups formulate their own policies and procedures. Read more

Community Navigators

BAVO’s Community Navigators are now taking referrals. Read more

Dementia friendly activities

A diagnosis of dementia doesn't mean you have to stop doing the activities that you enjoy or stop you trying new things. Are you caring for someone who is forgetful or has been diagnosed with dementia? Are you feeling lonely and need some company? There are a variety of dementia friendly activities that you can take part in throughout Bridgend County Borough .... Read more

Health campaigns

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

Dementia Friends awareness sessions

Sessions are free of charge and are designed to change people's perceptions of dementia and transform the way people think, act and talk about the condition. Read more

Youth Support Network

The Youth Support Network is open to any voluntary or community group who works with young people aged 11-25. It enables members to discuss the issues of young people, share good practice and work together to develop opportunities for young people. 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

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

Suicide prevention courses

We have been helping communities across Wales become suicide-safer since 2008. Our suicide prevention courses are part of a suicide prevention strategy across the Globe. 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

Mental health wellbeing

ONE IN FOUR of us experience mental health problems at some time in our lives. Everyone will go through periods when they feel emotions such as stress and grief, but symptoms of mental illnesses last longer than normal and are often not a reaction to daily events. Read more

Bridgend Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Network

This network is a collective group of voluntary organisations and community groups who work in the field of health and social care and wellbeing in Bridgend County Borough. Read more