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Mission Statement

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) provides essential services to support third sector organisations and to improve people's lives.

Strategic purpose

PAVO's strategic purpose is:-

To be a CATALYST for voluntary action by enabling innovation, supporting volunteers and helping third sector organisations to operate effectively, deliver quality services and become sustainable, so that:-

  • Third sector groups and services are developed, delivered and sustained to safely meet the identified needs and wishes of individuals and communities.
  • Individuals are encouraged and enabled to participate in voluntary action in a safe and nurturing environment, achieving personal goals whilst contributing to wider social, economic or environmental wellbeing.

To provide a VOICE for voluntary organisations and community groups so that their views are heard and influence policy development and service planning and delivery and so that the views and experiences of individuals and communities are heard and understood by decision makers, so that:-

  • The views of individuals and communities are heard and understood by decision makers, so that they have the opportunity to inform and influence policy development and service planning and delivery.

To be a HUB of essential information and resources for third sector organisations, so that:-

  • Third sector organisations are able to effectively access and share essential information, thus ensuring that their governance and practice meet the necessary standards.

To ensure that it is an ORGANISATION that is fit for purpose, so that it best placed to:-

  • Deliver its strategic plan, support trustees in their stewardship and support staff to work efficiently and effectively.



PAVO is committed to valuing all people and organisations and to having due regard for their feelings, rights and wishes.


PAVO is committed to treating people equally, especially in status, rights or opportunities.


PAVO is committed to supporting variety and difference as a source of enrichment.


PAVO is committed to consistency and unity in its behaviour.


PAVO is committed to being sincere, truthful and free of deceit.


PAVO is committed to listening to each other whilst working together to achieve mutually beneficial results.


PAVO is committed to doing what we say and striving for the best possible quality in everything we do.

Listening and Learning

PAVO is committed to continually learning, transforming our organisation through the knowledge, capability and initiative of our workforce, partners and all others.

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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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Third Sector Support Wales
PAVO is a member of Third Sector Support Wales