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Volunteering is for any age over 14 years.
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.
A volunteer is a person doing an activity which helps other people (other than your family) and is unpaid.
But volunteers can get their travel paid for and other approved out-of-pocket expenses.
The list of activities is endless. Volunteering can take place from the home, in the community or overseas.
3 ways to find your ideal volunteering
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Community Supports & Volunteer Bureaux are in towns across Powys: find your nearest one here (PAVO makes grant funding available to them to promote good practice and recruit and place volunteers locally.
Monday and Friday 9am - 1pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 3pm
Open on Mon, Wed & Fridays from 9:30am to 2:30am and on Tue & Thursdays they are open from 9:30 am - 4:30pm.
Hundreds of opportunities in Powys https://powys.volunteering-wales.net/
There are 3,500 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: https://powys.volunteering-wales.net/
Millennium Volunteers is a Welsh Government scheme to recognise the impact that young volunteers make. Certificates are awarded to volunteers who have achieved 50, 100 and 200 hours respectively. The certificates are a great way to show employers, colleges and voluntary organisations the contribution a young person has made, and their commitment to volunteering. The scheme is open to 14 – 25 year olds.