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

Find out how volunteering has changed people's lives.....





















Laura's story ...

Whilst undertaking my degree I found a volunteer placement in KPC youth. The staff have been more than welcoming, treating me immediately as part of the team. | Read more |


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 |


Tia's story (aged 13) ...

‘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 |


Cameron's story (aged 16)...

"My name is Cameron but when I am in KPC some staff members often call me "Rigger". 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 |


Emily's story...

“I initially decided to volunteer as I am a first year student nurse I wasn’t able to join the workforce so I wanted to help the situation in a different way and I liked the idea of delivering to those who can’t leave the house themselves.  BAVO make it very easy to help, it’s well organised and I was able to start volunteering very fast.  | Read more |


Diana's story...

"I have been volunteering for some time with BAVO before the Covid-19 outbreak. I love volunteering with BAVO, I have met some lovely people along the way and the staff are very good; committed beyond their jobs." | Read more |


Daniel's story...

"Volunteering has massively increased my confidence. I've gained qualifications, I've gained self worth. I've made new friends through volunteering that has helped me socially. Without BAVO's Volunteer Centre, I wouldn't have known about the organisations and wouldn't have started volunteering." | Read more |


Diane's story...

"After the death of my mother I had more time to help out somewhere, so I looked online and found BAVO. I visit Shirley once a week and take her out or just stay in and have a chat. I find that by helping Shirley, it makes me feel as if I have done something worthwhile." | Read more |


Holly's story...

"I have benefited greatly from my time as a volunteer and have increased in confidence. I have received constant support from staff, which has helped me to develop professionally." | Read more |


Jan's story ...

"Volunteering has helped me make new friends and given me back some lost confidence. It has enabled me to use skills I once had in a previous job helping with my confidence to deal with people. I feel a productive member of the community now, it's given me a sense of worth and self-esteem." | Read more |


Kieffer's story...

"Volunteering had given me confidence to go out more and learn new life experiences. It has given me more social skills and means it is easier for me to talk to new people which is something I couldn't do before. Volunteering is a fun experience that teaches me many skills week by week!" | Read more |


Kim's story...

"By joining befriending, it has helped my self-confidence with meeting strangers and helping them. The training courses I have attended have helped me understand more and given me the confidence to mix with other volunteers. Volunteering means I make a difference to their lives and my own. | Read more |


Sian's story...

"Volunteering has given me a purpose, added structure to my week. I have also met new people. Volunteering takes over a good chunk of my week which has proved very beneficial for me. As I volunteer with a few projects, I have attended training for each volunteer role, the training has given me a greater understanding. | Read more |


Contact us

Do you enjoy meeting people?

Are you looking for a change of direction?

Have you thought about volunteering?

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


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