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Volunteers can make a major contribution to services that support and develop wellbeing and independence for older people, people with long term health conditions and carers.

People give their time in a huge variety of ways, such as

  • giving advice to those with particular health issues, befriending (in the community, care home residents)
  • running social groups (meeting and greeting, making refreshments, organising activities)
  • exercise (chair based exercises)
  • fundraising
  • personal care (hairdressing, nail care)
  • reading to people with sight loss
  • shopping buddy
  • transport (to pick up a prescription)
  • walking companions
  • arts & crafts (knitting, painting))

Did you know?

In Wales, there are 85,000 volunteers in health, social care and well being services providing the equivalent of nearly 30,000 full time posts.

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All voluntary organisations and community groups in Powys are invited to become members of PAVO. Membership is Free ... find out more

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Powys Voluntary Sector

Find information here about the 4,000+ voluntary organisations in Powys including how to access the Info-engine database


PAVO provides training courses on all aspects of running community groups and voluntary organisations ... find out more

Powys Transport Training Agency provides transport related training courses and information ... find out more

Powys Mental Health Team

The Powys Mental Health Team provides information, support, representation networks, advice and training to the Third Sector on any aspect of mental health services in Powys ... find out more

Children and Young People

A network for organisations and groups who support, help, play and work with children, young people and their families, helping them to share good practice, work together and link to the CYP Partnership ... find out more

Health, Social Care & Wellbeing

Have your say and keep informed about how the Third Sector contributes to Health and Social Care services in Powys ... find out more

Community Transport

Community Transport meets the transport needs of communities where these needs are not or cannot be adequately met by public and/or commercial transport ... find out more

Community Development

PAVO's team of Development Officers can provide you with practical support to help develop your community group or voluntary group and its activities ... find out more

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