Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) is an interdependent intermediary body whose purpose is to empower and equip the third sector in Powys, enabling it to deliver its aims and objectives effectively, and to represent and facilitate the engagement of the third sector at all levels of the strategic planning process.
- To support voluntary organisations and encourage good practice.
- To support and promote volunteering,
- To encourage co-operation and collaboration between voluntary organisations.
- To encourage partnership between the voluntary sector and statutory agencies.
- To develop and support new initiatives to meet unmet needs.
- To empower local communities by encouraging participation in development.
- To identify and articulate the concerns of the voluntary sector.
- To enhance intermediary services
PAVO works with communities in all their diversity and in respect of the full range of their social, cultural and economic needs.
It has particular expertise in relation to the voluntary sector and serves the needs of this sector. It believes that this work takes its value and importance as a part of helping to build civil society -a vital component of any healthy society.
In its work for this larger aim, PAVO seeks to encourage participation in community affairs of all members of that community whether defined by geography or interest. It recognises that people often need support, advice, training and strengthened organisational structures in order to play a full role in the communities in which they live or have an interest.
PAVO sees the building and strengthening of civil society as work to enfranchise those often excluded or marginalised for whatever reason and therefore as work for social justice.
In recognising the full range of the needs of communities, PAVO has an inherent interest in partnership working. It believes that good partnership working can lead to community based, genuinely participative and sustainable ways of meeting community needs. PAVO seeks to break down artificially maintained barriers between sectors which militate against the best outcomes for communities. PAVO seeks the supporting and strengthening of civil society as a key aim and it is this which will focus its work with individuals, groups, organisations and communities.
PAVO is committed to promoting respect, honesty and integrity in dealings with its members, staff, trustees and volunteers as well as its partner organisations and members of the public.
PAVO is committed to treating people equally and opposes discrimination in all circumstances.
PAVO is committed to the participation, involvement and development of all members, staff, trustees and volunteers.
PAVO respects the principle of confidentiality and the Board has adopted a policy governing confidentiality issues. Information is not made available to any external source without prior consent, unless the law requires or a resolution of the Board requires disclosure.
PAVO is committed to the provision of high quality services and to embracing change through continuous improvement and development.