Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations


Covid-19, Coronavirus – Can You Help?

If you would like to support others within your community during this time, you can get involved in the following ways in Ceredigion:

  • If you are already part of a community group/ organisation, please contact them to see if you can help.
  • Can you help your friends and neighbours?
  • Communities have established local teams across Ceredigion.  Please search social media for your nearest network to undertake roles to do with transport, shopping and befriending.
  • CAVO will be promoting any specific opportunities in due course.  If you are interested in volunteering we’d like to hear from you, please click on the following link to view the Volunteering Wales post to express your interest in volunteering  Covid-1o Call to Action, Ceredigion or contact us and we’ll take your details –CAVO – 01570 423 232 –

We understand and appreciate your offer of help at this time.  Volunteers are much needed throughout the year to support communities and if you would like to consider other opportunities please see




Supporting volunteering in Ceredigion

CAVO Volunteer Centre supports voluntary work in Ceredigion. Through working closely with organisations throughout the county we are able to provide a service to individuals, who are interested in volunteering, and to organisations, who involve volunteers in their work.

The Centre’s aim is to encourage the use of volunteers and to raise standards for volunteers, service providers and service users. The service is available to all voluntary organisations in Ceredigion that register with the Centre and work towards best practice. We help organisations to develop policies, and provide information about all issues relating to the management of volunteers.

Help for voluntary and community organisations

Voluntary and community organisations register with the Centre and inform us of their current volunteering opportunities. These are then matched to potential volunteers, who are also taken through a registration process to find out what their interests and skills are.

Help for volunteers

We have over 200 organisation registered that are looking for volunteers. The opportunities cover a whole range of activities. So whatever you’re interested in, wherever you live, whatever your skills, please contact us and let us help you. We hold regular outreach and volunteering events around Ceredigion to enable volunteers to discuss their interest and see the variety of opportunities available.

We also display details of all our current volunteering opportunities on the Volunteering Wales website

Please contact us –

To complete a volunteer registration form please click here.
To complete a volunteer registration form in Welsh please click here.

Covid-19 Guidance for Communities in Ceredigion

Ceredigion County Council and CAVO (Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations) are working together to provide guidance for communities who want to come together during this time. This article offers examples of resources that can be used by community groups should they wish to do so.

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The 2020/21 Volunteering Wales Grants scheme is now open to applications!

The scheme is administered by WCVA and is designed to deliver the Welsh Government’s commitment to identifying opportunities for more people to volunteer.

Volunteering has an immediate and long-term positive impact on the individual and community. Nationally, volunteers are vital for the delivery of the missions and values of voluntary sector organisations.

Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) and Prosperity for All

The Well-being of Future Generations Act (2015) aims to improve the way that Wales achieves economic, social, environmental and cultural Well-being. The Volunteering Wales Grant scheme will contribute to the seven well-being goals through funding organisations to support and train individuals in quality volunteering opportunities,

The Volunteering Wales Grants for 2020/21 will support volunteering projects that contribute towards ‘A Wales of Vibrant Culture & Thriving Welsh Language’ and two other, self-selected, Well-being of Future Generation Act (2015) goals. You will also be asked to identify which of the Prosperity for All priorities your activity contributes towards.

Are you eligible to apply?

Organisations must be from the voluntary sector, not including political organisations, County Voluntary Councils or Volunteer centres.

Projects can start from 10 August 2020, with a start date no later than 1 September 2020. All projects must end by 31 March 2021 and can be up to the value of £20,000.

Volunteering by young people is encouraged and supported through this grant scheme and 30% of the funding available has been ring fenced to support projects that exclusively recruit young volunteers aged 14 – 25.

Applications must be received by 26 May 2020 on WCVA’s Multipurpose Application Portal (MAP).

For full details of the grant requirements please use the ‘Guidance for applicants’ linked below.

Want to know more?

Promotional events will be held across Wales where you can learn more about the new round of funding and how to submit your application through MAP. Each event will take place 10 am – 2 pm with lunch provided:

1 April 2020

Morfa Hall
Bath Street
LL18 3EB

2 April 2020

National Waterfront Museum
Oystermouth Rd
Maritime Quarter

8 April 2020

Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Aberystwyth University
Penglais Campus
SY23 3DE

For any other queries please contact the grants team –



Celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2020

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Volunteers’ Week is a ‘time to celebrate’! It’s an annual UK wide celebration of volunteers taking place each year between 1-7 June and the perfect time to say a big ‘thank you’ to your volunteers.

This is the time when the people of Wales have an opportunity to show their appreciation to the people who donate their time freely each year to good causes and help to contribute to the rich and diverse culture of Wales.

Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the health and wellbeing of Wales and one of the great things about volunteering is how it brings people who might not usually come in to contact with each other, together.

Activities are taking place the length and breadth of Wales to highlight the work of volunteers and celebrate their involvement.

Voluntary organisations throughout Wales will be saying thank you to existing volunteers in different ways during Volunteers’ Week and staging public events to attract more volunteers on board.

Organisations arranging local events during Volunteers’ Week are encouraged to register their activities on the official Volunteers’ Week website.

Share your stories with #VolunteersWeek