Please note – it’s really important to us to make sure you can access our friendly online training,  briefings and workshops. If you need support to do this we will be very happy to help you learn, one-to-one, by phone, how to download and use the free Zoom app to participate.

Please let us know if you need this support by contacting BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]


Link Up Mentor-led workshop: Mental wellbeing for trustees (via Zoom)

Thursday 20 August 2020 from 10.30am - 12pm 

Being a volunteer can be a very rewarding but demanding role and it is vital that you look after your mental health.  For Trustees in Bridgend County Borough only, our workshop will help you to understand the importance of mental health, identify when you are experiencing a high level of stress and anxiety and to develop practical strategies to support you.

This session will be delivered by Marianne Jervis, a Link Up mentor and experienced mental health practitioner and will cover:

  • the importance of maintaining our mental well-being;
  • the signs and symptoms of stress;
  • positive strategies to reduce stress
  • anxiety based conditions;
  • the five steps to mental well-being;
  • signposting and support

Places are limited, one per Board, first come, first served!!
To book your place, please email: [email protected] 


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

Thursday 17 September 2020 from 10am – 12 noon (online via Zoom)

A case study should demonstrate to your funder the value of a project or intervention by  capturing how it made a positive difference to the beneficiaries and add colour to your evaluation report.

This free of charge 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 and book your place here |


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

Friday 16 October 2020 from 10am – 12 noon (online via Zoom)

This free of charge 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:

  • Their own role in relation to safeguarding children, young people and adults from harm abuse and neglect;
  • How to recognise different types of harm, abuse and neglect;
  • How individuals are protected from harm abuse and neglect.

| Read more and book your place here |


BAVO offers high quality training YOU want, where YOU want it, at a price YOU can afford

We can tailor our training to meet your organisation’s needs (large or small), offering advice and support to your staff and volunteers including trustee away days.

We also offer informal learning through development support for new and small groups and for larger organisations facing change or challenge.

Training is delivered at convenient accessible venues across the county borough and we can provide specifically tailored training courses for and behalf other sectors or agencies outside of the third sector.


Contact us

For further details, contact BAVO, T: 01656 810400 or E: [email protected]