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Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations

PAVO is the County Voluntary Council for Powys supporting the third sector in Powys.

We are proud to have been working to support Powys for nearly 25 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.

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).

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.

Online volunteering

Online volunteering - in your own time & your own place
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.

Click here to see the latest online volunteering opportunities in Powys

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.

Youth volunteering - 14 to 25 years old
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.

Volunteering Wales has hundreds of opportunities in Powys. Just enter your postcode. You can also search for age specific opportunities:


Mass Vaccination Centre - Wayfinder Marshall

As a member of Mass Vaccination - Way finder Marshalls, you will provide guidance to visitors face to face at several points of the site. This guidance will enable visitors to flow through the site following signage and social distancing practices. The role requires you to reach out to visitors to support them to get to their intended destination within the grounds.

Main Activities:
Actively approach visitors to guide them in the right direction
Proactively advise visitors of social distancing practices.
Signpost visitors to different departments within the site
Chatting and listening to those in need, and providing comfort and assurance in a supportive manner
Without breaking confidentiality rules, reporting concerns directly to mentor/supervisor
Preparing refreshments for patients/visitors/staff/volunteers

Volunteer Qualities:
Exemplary communication skills
Good listener and non-judgemental
Confident and assertive approach to ensure
Helpful, friendly and caring
Ability to empathise at the correct moments
Previous experience of working with in a customer service environment.

Additional Requirements:
Commitment to confidentiality regarding patient, staff, family and volunteer information
Undertake an orientation and shadowing
Undertake further role related specific training
The All Wales COVID-19 Workforce Risk Assessment is part of the volunteers suitability for the role

Powys Befrienders

Powys Befriending Service helps improve the independence of people over 50 by helping maintain social networks and remain in their own homes for as long as they are able.

Befriending volunteers are trained and police checked before visiting people in their own homes or in the community.

Befrienders provide:

Companionship for isolated people
The chance to develop new relationships
Opportunities to participate in social activities
What are the benefits of befriending?
Increase in confidence
Engaging with the community
Increased activity
Improved mental health.

During this pandemic period we have been inundated with volunteers to support telephone, online and letter writing befriending.

Weekly contact could make the difference to help overcome loneliness and isolation whilst having a good chat,.

Talk to us today!

Leon Shearer / Emma Cotes
Volunteering Officer

Emma and Leon work at Powys Volunteer Centre based in Llandrindod Well, supporting volunteers into the many placements available throughout powys.

They also work with third sector organisations to provide safe, quality and enjoyable volunteer placements.

Times available: 


11:00 - 14:00


13:00 - 17:00


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