Meet new people, make friends, have fun! Volunteering is for anyone aged 14 years or over.
Welcome to Powys Volunteer Centre!


About Powys Volunteer Centre

Powys Volunteer Centre is the gateway to volunteering. We work with individuals, voluntary organisations, community groups and public sector organisations to promote voluntary work and to support individuals to find volunteer placements that suit their needs.

Every year we celebrate and thank outstanding volunteers at the Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards.

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What is a volunteer?

A volunteer is a person doing an activity which helps other people (other than your family) and is unpaid
(although volunteers can get their travel paid for and other approved out-of-pocket expenses).

Volunteers can:

  • drive vehicles for community transport schemes
  • run sports clubs
  • run play activities for children
  • do environmental work outside
  • help in a charity shop
  • or be a trustee of an organisation.

The list of activities is endless. Volunteering can take place from the home, in the community or overseas.

Want to volunteer?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer but are not sure what you would like to do, this information sheet may help:

Thinking about volunteering

Here are three ways to find your ideal volunteering opportunity:

  1. Contact Powys Volunteer Centre
  2. Contact one of our partners in your local area
  3. Visit the Volunteering Wales website

1. Powys Volunteer Centre

For any volunteering support you need CONTACT US

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2. PAVO Local Delivery Partners - Find out what’s available for you locally

Community Support Centres & Volunteer Bureaux are in towns across Powys - PAVO makes grant funding available to them to promote good practice and recruit and place volunteers locally. Find your nearest one here:

Brecon Volunteer Bureau
99 The Struet

Winter Open Tues-Fri 10am-1pm

Summer Open Mon-Fri 10am-1pm

Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau
Beaufort Street

Open Mon - Friday 9am - 3pm

Rhayader & District Community Support
The Arches
West Street

Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Llanwrtyd Community Transport
Old Station Buildings
Station Road
Llanwrtyd Wells
Knighton Community Centre
Bowling Green Lane

Opening Times:

Monday and Friday 9am - 1pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 3pm

South Montgomeryshire Volunteer Bureau
30 Shortbridge Street
SY16 2LN

Open Mon, Wed & Fri: 9:00am-1:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:30 pm

Tue & Thu: 09:30am - 12:30pm

Community Action Machynlleth and District
The Care Centre Forge Road
SY20 8EQ

Open on Mon, Wed & Fridays from 9:30am to 2:30am and on Tue & Thursdays they are open from 9:30 am - 4:30pm.

01654 700071
01654 703974
North Montgomeryshire Volunteer Bureau
Oldford Estate Office
Oldford Rise
SY21 7SX

Open Mon-Thurs 9am - 1.30pm

Ystradgynlais Volunteer Bureau
16 Station Road

Open Mon - Fri 9:30am - 3:00pm

3. Volunteering Wales Website

Hundreds of opportunities in Powys

Online volunteering

Are you looking for a flexible volunteering opportunity that you can do from anywhere? There are lots of ways you can give your time via the internet, from home or anywhere else you get online.

Click here to see the latest online volunteering opportunities in Powys

PAVO’s Online Volunteering Project is looking into how we can support online volunteers in Powys. Sounds interesting? Please complete our five-minute survey to tell us what you think about the idea.

To find more online volunteering opportunities in Wales, try using the advanced search options on the Volunteering Wales website to search for ‘Home Based’ opportunities. Of course, volunteering online means that you can help organisations anywhere in the world. For international opportunities check out the UN online volunteering website.

You can also join the Powys Online Volunteers facebook group to chat with other volunteers and find out about opportunities.

Trustees and committee members

Thinking of becoming a trustee, director or committee member, or can you mentor someone?

Do you:

  • have a particular skill or knowledge that can benefit others?
  • want online support?
  • want some training?
  • want to gain new skills and knowledge from others?
  • want to improve your CV?

Contact the Third Sectors Skills Project for more information. 

Youth volunteering - 14 to 25 years old

There are 4,200 voluntary and community groups in Powys, which are a real A-Z including arts and drama; dance to music; health and social care; charity shops; amateur sports, environment and conservation.

You may already be volunteering, for example: fundraising for Young Farmers, Children in Need or Comic Relief; as a young leader in scouts, Guides or Cadets; coaching juniors.

You can find lots of volunteer ideas and places on a number of sites:

Volunteering Wales has hundreds of opportunities in Powys. Just enter your postcode. You can also search for age specific opportunities:  

Youth Led Grant Scheme

Small grants up to £800 are available from PAVO to run projects that provide volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25 years. 

For details of the 2019-20 scheme and how to apply click here


Contact your local volunteer centre or register online at Volunteering Wales.

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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