Have you thought about volunteering on a local project?

Things to think about before you volunteer...

  • How many hours do you want to volunteer each week or month?
  • What day would you like to volunteer?
  • Would you like to access training and develop new or existing skills?
  • Have you the skills and life experiences that would benefit a voluntary  organisation?

Visit our Volunteer Centre in Queen Street, Bridgend town centre

Open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday
Location: 2 Queen Street, Bridgend, CF31 1HX

We provide a one-stop resource of information, advice and guidance on a range of volunteering to suit all ages and abilities. We have over 300 voluntary organisations registered with us, offering a variety of volunteering opportunities. Pop in and have a chat, tell us what you are interested in and we will find a match!

We have lots of vacancies on our books such as retail, youth work,  peer support, health groups through to  Board Directors.  We provide one-to-one confidential interviews which are designed to provide volunteers with the information they require to make informed choices in volunteering. 

There are many opportunities, from administrative work to driving, conservation to education. You can work with many different organisations and people in your area and most organisations offer training and pay out-of-pocket expenses. 

Catch up with our latest volunteering news by visiting our news page here |

For the latest volunteering opportunities click on our digital platform

Third Sector Support Wales partners (including BAVO) have an exciting digital volunteering platform which is FREE for volunteers to use. You can find opportunities by searching for keywords or according to distance from your location. Volunteers can log the hours and skills you gain through volunteering and you will receive digital badges for volunteering 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 hours. 

Registration is straightforward and the website will remind volunteers of forthcoming commitments as well as being a record of what you have achieved, particularly useful for updating your CV! 

To register on to BAVO's section of the website, visit 

Take a look at our useful resource if thinking about volunteering 

Volunteering involves a degree of personal commitment and responsibility but it also brings with it a sense of achievement and fulfillment. Whatever your reasons for volunteering, the most important advice you can be given is to enjoy what you are doing.

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Focus Forward.....community support to improve your wellbeing and discover volunteering opportunities to suit YOU

Within relaxed, friendly and understanding surroundings, participants from eligible Bridgend County Borough postcode areas will receive one-to-one support to help improve their confidence and skills through finding volunteering opportunities for all ages and abilities.

We can help you put in place the things YOU feel you need to improve your wellbeing and confidence and gain a better understanding of support groups in your area.

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Imagine going days or weeks without seeing somebody or not being able to get out of the

Do you have an hour to spare? We desperately need more volunteer befrienders!

Imagine going days or weeks without seeing somebody or not being able to get out of the house. Sadly our waiting list has over 100 older people just looking for a bit of support and company now and again. An hour of your time can make all the difference to someone who just needs a visit, a chat or a little bit of help to get out and about once in a while. Out of pocket travel expenses are covered and full training given. Read more  |

Be a star… ...help your local organisation! Could you be a volunteer mentor?

Would you like to engage in a voluntary opportunity valued by employers which will enhance your career and promotion prospects? Are you retired and would like to use your skills to make a difference to local voluntary organisations? We are also recruiting young members to voluntary sector management committees (legally a Trustee).

 By getting involved with our Link Up project funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and you can..

  • Get to know new people;
  • Make a difference to your community;
  • Develop your business management skills;
  • Gain experience for future jobs.

Want to find out more? Read more |

Contact us

For further details, contact Sharon or Geraint at BAVO's Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E: [email protected]