COVID-19

We all share the same concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The need for public bodies and health practitioners to be able to communicate directly with people when dealing with this type of health emergency has never been greater. 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

Our Community Development Team

Managing community and voluntary groups isn’t always easy. You’re creative, enthusiastic and have a great vision. We provide expert advice for community and voluntary groups and projects in Bridgend County Borough. 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

Consultations

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

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

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

Jobs

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

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

BAVO's current training programme

We can tailor our training to meet your organisation’s needs, offering advice and support to your staff and volunteers including trustee away days. Remember, BAVO members get concessionary prices! Read more

Evening and weekend information support

BAVO is now operating an ‘out of hours’ signposting service evenings from 5 - 8pm and weekends 9am - 8pm for information and advice to access community level services, information and activities. Read more

Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration of volunteers that takes place every year from 1 – 7 June giving organisations the opportunity to recruit and recognise the commitment, talent and positive impact of volunteers. Read more

Volunteers' stories

Volunteering can be exciting, challenging and rewarding. It benefits you and the individuals or the group you are helping. Find out how volunteering has changed people's lives..... Read more

Read Laura's story

"Whilst undertaking my degree I found a volunteer placement in KPC Youth. " Read more

Read Tia's story

‘I love volunteering in KPC because it is fun helping out as it is quite an easy volunteer role and it is really good fun. Read more

Read Cameron's story

"I love coming to KPC three nights a week to see that members are safe, happy and always have a smile on their face." Read more

Read Sheldon's story

"Volunteering has definitely boosted my ability to work in a team and compromise. It has certainly changed the way I see volunteering and different charity groups around me. Volunteering is giving an hour of your day to change someone's life." Read more

Read Emily's story

BAVO make it very easy to help, it’s well organised and I was able to start volunteering very fast. Read more

Read Diana's story

"My name is Diana and I’m retired with time on my hands and wanted to help with the Covid-19 effort locally." Read more

Why volunteer

Volunteering can be exciting, challenging and rewarding. It benefits you and the individuals or the group you are helping. Groups rely on volunteers, so you can make a BIG difference to your community! Read more