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.
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).
The list of activities is endless. Volunteering can take place from the home, in the community or overseas.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer but are not sure what you would like to do, this information sheet may help:
Here are three ways to find your ideal volunteering opportunity:
For any volunteering support you need CONTACT US
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:
Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Open Mon - Friday 9am - 3pm
Open Tues, Wed, Thurs 9am - 5pm
Hundreds of opportunities in Powys https://powys.volunteering-wales.net/
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.
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.
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: https://powys.volunteering-wales.net/
Amser i Ni is a transactional volunteering project based around time banking.
It seeks to develop the resilience of communities by building mutual support networks in which everyone has something to offer and something to gain.
It has the potential to be so much more than a reward system for volunteering, it might just provide the foundation for a whole new way of working together.