Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations



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.

Facebook link – CAVO Volunteer Centre

Twitter link – @CAVOCeredigion

How WCVA can support you with Safeguarding

WCVA Safeguarding Service for Third Sector organisations in Wales

WCVA’s safeguarding service provides free advice, information, training and resources for third sector organisations in Wales.

Do you have questions about …   

  • Writing policies
  • Recruiting safely
  • Accessing DBS checks
  • Reporting concerns 
  • Trustee responsibilities

Our Safeguarding Officer, Suzanne Mollison, is available to respond to enquiries and we would like to encourage you to access the service.

We can also support your organisation with safeguarding activities in the following ways:

  • Information sessions and presentations

We can deliver information sessions for your members, staff or volunteers, and give presentations at events.  

  • Learning and Development

We can provide a range of learning opportunities, including free online courses, training on our open programme and bespoke options.

  • Resources

Our Safeguarding webpages provide information and resources on many aspects of safeguarding

  • Safeguarding Ambassadors Network

The Safeguarding Ambassadors’ Network for third sector safeguarding practitioners aims to create a community of practice. The network provides regular opportunities for members to meet up, share information and hear presentations on relevant topics.

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If you would like to discuss any of the above, please get in touch by emailing or phone 01745 357574 / 0300 111 0124, option 6


Mature Driver courses return to Ceredigion

A FREE one-day mature driver course aimed at drivers who are 65 years old or older will be held on 28 February, 7 March and 22 March.

The course will be held in Aberystwyth between 10am and 4pm for each of the dates.

The course will give participants the opportunity to learn from the expertise of experienced Road Safety professionals and fully qualified Approved Driving Instructors. The course aims to enhance existing skills and knowledge while introducing ideas such as dealing with stressful situations, and planning for the future to keep mature drivers driving safely for longer.

Geraldine, who previoulsy attended the course said, “Thank you so much to all concerned for this opportunity to get back into the driving seat. Prior to the day of the course I had not driven since early 2013 following an accident which resulted in broken limbs. I kept telling myself that it was not a good idea to let my husband always drive, but it was the course that kick-started me into action and gave me the confidence to get back behind the wheel.”

The course is not a test. It consists of a group based discussions which are led by a presentation, before having an opportunity to drive with an Approved Driving Instructor.

Councillor Alun Williams, Cabinet Member with respsonsibility for Adult Services and is the Members’ Champion for 50+ said, “Our county has many rural areas and the ability to continue driving as we mature, is vital for many residents of Ceredigion, to maintain an independent way of living. As we get older, it’s often a good idea to look again at our driving, and consider if a refresher course could be useful. Why not take up this perfect opportunity, it’s free and takes only a day to complete.”

Participants don’t need to bring a car to the session as a car will be provided by the instructors.
Contact Kayleigh Tonkins, Road Safety Officer by calling 01545 570881 or emailing for further information about the course and to reserve a space.

The course is being held by Ceredigion County Council, with funding from Welsh Government.