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?

Three ways to find your ideal volunteering opportunity:

1. PAVO 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

Builth Wells Community Support
14 High Street
Builth Wells

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

01982 553 004
01982 551663
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.

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 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.

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:  

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.


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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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