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Powys' Gateway to Volunteering

Welcome to the Powys Volunteer Centre, your 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.

The aim of this section of the website is to provide information for new and existing volunteers and for organisations who already work with or are intending to work with volunteers.

A volunteer is a person engaged in an activity which involves spending unpaid time, doing something which benefits some third party other than or in addition to a close relative.

Although unpaid, volunteers may receive travel and other approved out-of-pocket expenses.

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Volunteers can help to drive vehicles for community transport schemes, help to run sports clubs, organise play activities for children, improve the physical environment, 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.

PAVO has a dedicated team of officers supporting volunteering in Powys. Not only do we recruit, place and train volunteers, PAVO officers manage specialist Projects in Health & Social Care, Befriending, and Police scrutiny. PAVO officers assist voluntary organisations with all of their organisational needs, which includes funding searches, organisation Health checks, governance and training. We organise workshops, advise on good practice and much more.


Volunteering News in Powys

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PAVO Local Delivery Partners

Community organisations & Volunteer Bureaux across Powys provide many much needed services in their own communities, PAVO makes grant funding available to them to pro-mote good practice and recruit and place volunteers locally follow the link here to find the nearest one to you. 

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Powys has a long tradition of volunteering and there are opportunities for people of all ages and interests.

For more information about volunteering please follow the links below or go to the navigation buttons on the left side of this page

Volunteer Information Sheets

PAVO has a set of information sheets, covering volunteering that you can choose to download. Click on the link above.

For more information please use the navigation buttons on the left of this page

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All voluntary organisations and community groups in Powys are invited to become members of PAVO. Membership is Free ... find out more

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Powys Voluntary Sector

Find information here about the 4,000+ voluntary organisations in Powys including how to access the Info-engine database


PAVO provides training courses on all aspects of running community groups and voluntary organisations ... find out more

Powys Transport Training Agency provides transport related training courses and information ... find out more

Powys Mental Health Team

The Powys Mental Health Team provides information, support, representation networks, advice and training to the Third Sector on any aspect of mental health services in Powys ... find out more

Children and Young People

A network for organisations and groups who support, help, play and work with children, young people and their families, helping them to share good practice, work together and link to the CYP Partnership ... find out more

Health, Social Care & Wellbeing

Have your say and keep informed about how the Third Sector contributes to Health and Social Care services in Powys ... find out more

Community Transport

Community Transport meets the transport needs of communities where these needs are not or cannot be adequately met by public and/or commercial transport ... find out more

Community Development

PAVO's team of Development Officers can provide you with practical support to help develop your community group or voluntary group and its activities ... find out more

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