POWYS VOLUNTEER CENTRE

Meet new people, make friends, have fun!

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.

What is a volunteer?

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.

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?

3 ways to find your ideal volunteering

1. PAVO Volunteer Centre

For any volunteering support you need CONTACT US

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

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.

Brecon Volunteer Bureau
99 The Struet
Brecon
Powys
LD3 7LS

Winter Open Tues-Fri 10am-1pm

Summer Open Mon-Fri 10am-1pm

01874 623136
Crickhowell Volunteer Bureau
CRIC
Beaufort Street
Crickhowell
Powys
NP8 1BN

Open Mon - Friday 9am - 3pm

Rhayader & District Community Support
The Arches
West Street
Rhayader
Powys
LD6 5AB

Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

01597 810921
Builth Wells Community Support
14 High Street
Builth Wells
Powys
LD2 3DN

Monday - Friday 10a.m. - 1p.m.

Knighton Community Centre (Comms Hub)
Bowling Green Lane
Knighton
Powys
LD7 1DR

Opening Times:

Monday and Friday 9am - 1pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am - 3pm

South Montgomeryshire Volunteer Bureau
30 Shortbridge Street
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2LN

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

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

CAMAD
Community Action Machynlleth and District
The Care Centre Forge Road
Machynlleth
Powys
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
Welshpool
Powys
SY21 7SX

Open Mon-Thurs 9am - 1.30pm

Ystradgynlais Volunteer Bureau
16 Station Road
Ystradgynlais
Swansea
SA9 1NT

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

3. Volunteering Wales Website

Hundreds of opportunities in Powys https://powys.volunteering-wales.net/

Youth volunteering - 14 to 25 years old

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.

Interested?

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
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

Get in touch

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