BAVO’s Link Up project extended to October!

Published: 1 April 2021
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The Link Up project at BAVO has been extended until the end of October, so extra volunteering opportunities are now available.

If you would like to be involved in helping to run one of the 340+ charities and not-for-profit organisations across Bridgend county, why not volunteer as a trustee (committee member)?

Link Up can match you with an organisation that needs your skills and experience and give you a rewarding experience in return where you can “give back” to the local community. Trustees typically attend meetings for two or three hours each month and contribute to decisions made. You will need to read papers in advance . Training for trustees is available, free of charge.

Alternatively, you may have lots of useful skills such as: planning, financial management, social media, marketing and communication, digital literacy, community engagement, working with service users, running a business etc. Many of our trustees would benefit from support in one or more of these areas.

As a volunteer  Link Up mentor, you will receive training and then be matched with a trustee you can work alongside on a one-to-one basis to pass on your skills and experience.  Another useful way of helping your local community!

Are you aged 15 – 24?

Link up is also looking to recruit younger volunteers so if you are aged 15-25 and interested in becoming a trustee, Link Up would also like to hear from you.  Free training, accredited by Agored Cymru is available , subject to demand.  Becoming a trustee is a great way to make a difference on things that interest you; and also a good thing to have on your CV for job-seeking, 6th form or university.

If you’re interested in volunteering as a Link Up trustee or mentor, contact Suzanne at BAVO , email: or call 01656 810400 for further information.

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