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

Presentation skills training

This one day course is for anyone who would like to feel more confident about giving a presentation. It will look at planning and structuring a presentation, knowing your audience, top tips, how to deliver your message effectively and how to deal with nerves. Read more

Taking minutes at meetings training

This half day course will help you to feel more confident about taking minutes at meetings by looking at essential preparation, practical tips and tools, how to use agendas, deciding what to write down, and the stages of taking minutes. Read more

Volunteer Awards

BAVO annually recognises and honours outstanding people and organisations that have made a significant contribution to our community during the past year at our Bridgend County Borough Volunteer Achievement Awards. 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

INVOLVE newsletters

INVOLVE is produced by BAVO throughout the year, giving us the opportunity to inform voluntary groups and organisations on important events, changes or consultations that may affect them. 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


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

Bridgend Public Services Board

The Bridgend Public Services Board is a group of public sector and not for profit organisations (including BAVO) who work together to create a better Bridgend County Borough. 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


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

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

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

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

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

Your roles and responsibilities as a Committee Member (legally a Trustee)!

Book for our FREE Link Up Project Trustee/Committee member workshop 23 October 2019 at Bryncethin Community Centre. 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

Search for voluntary services

Visit for voluntary services at your fingertips! It highlights a wide variety of excellent voluntary and community services that are able to provide information and support so that people can make an informed choice. Read more