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.

Visit our Volunteer Centre - 2 Queen Street, Bridgend town centre and have a chat with our Volunteer Team.

Open 10am - 4pm, Monday - Friday, we provide one to one confidential interviews which are designed to provide volunteers with the information they require to make informed choices in volunteering. Registration for organisations is free of charge.

We also run a Volunteer Management Forum which brings organisations together and provides peer support, legal updates, information on safe volunteering and working practices and to learn and share ways to continuously improve the quality and diversity of opportunities to local volunteers.


Register your organisation on to our digital platform

Third Sector Support Wales partners (including BAVO) have launched an exciting digital volunteering platform which is free for volunteers and for organisations looking to recruit.

For organisations working with volunteers the new system will help you to recruit and manage volunteers, log volunteer hours, plan rotas and events, record training and experience and produce reports.

Register at Bridgend.volunteering-wales.net

You will need to click the need volunteers - add your opportunity box, register and then add volunteer opportunities.


If you are are looking for volunteers for your organisation...take a look at our volunteer information sheets 

Here you can find all the information you'll need to get started in volunteering. We cover a wide variety of topics relevant to working with volunteers, from developing your volunteer strategy, writing a volunteer policy, to information on recruitment, expenses, safety, legal matters and how to attract and involve different target groups effectively.

| Our volunteering information sheets can found here |


Latest volunteering news

Volunteering Youth Led Grants offering up to £750 (round 2)
The Youth Bridgend Funding Group is made up of a group of young people aged 14 - 25 living in Bridgend County Borough and is funded by Welsh Government and Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA). The panel members are supported by BAVO. 
The aim of the funding is to help young people to volunteer aged 14 - 25 to be more involved in community and voluntary organisations in their local community.  Deadline: 27 August 2019.  | Read more |

Nominations now open for brand new Charity Awards organised by WCVA!
These awards organised by Wales Council Council for Voluntary Action, recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution charities, community groups, not-for-profits and volunteers make to Wales.  So if you know an organisation or individual that deserves to be celebrated, what are you waiting for? Nominate today! Closing date for nominations – 2 October 2019 with announcement of shortlist week beginning 21 October 2019. | Read more and make your nominations here |

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


Contact us

For further details contact Sharon or Geraint at BAVO's Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 01656 810400 or E[email protected]