Volunteering

CAVO works to support organisations with the practical aspects of working with volunteers successfully and promotes and highlights volunteering opportunities in Ceredigion.
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Provides information and support to your organisation on how to reach out to a diverse range of volunteers.  

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Supports your organisation to create attractive volunteering opportunities.

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Helps you to review your volunteering policy, safeguarding procedures and quality standards.

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Promotes volunteering opportunities to individuals through a range of sources.

I want to Volunteer

It’s brilliant to hear that you want to volunteer, we can help you with:-

  • Information on volunteering
  • Advice on the right opportunity for you
  • Help and support during your volunteering journey
  • Training and events including Volunteering Fairs

I missed a Volunteering Fair!

Volunteering Fairs are a great way to hear directly from local groups, organisations and charities that are looking for volunteers.

Our Volunteering Fairs have gone virtual so don’t worry if you missed one, you can watch the recordings here:

We need Volunteers!

It’s great to hear you are looking for volunteers. Here’s what you can do:-

I Manage Volunteers

If you work with volunteers, or would like to, we can help you with:-

  • Joining the Ceredigion Volunteer Organisers Network (CVON)
  • Developing policy and procedure
  • Help and support with volunteer recruitment
  • Training and events

Latest Volunteering News

YOUTH LED GRANT 2022/23

Between 14 and 25?Have a great idea for an event or project to promote volunteering?Wish you had a £1000 to help? Apply for the CAVO Youth Led Grant 2022.All you need is a bright idea to promote volunteering to those aged 14-25 in Ceredigion and the desire to make it...

Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary 2022

Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary 2022

The Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary 2022 is now open for applications from young people aged between 11-25yrs old and living in Ceredigion. The purpose of the bursary is to provide up to a £1,000 in financial support to young people wishing to achieve a personal...

Are you interested becoming a member of the ‘Dewis’ youth panel?

Are you interested becoming a member of the ‘Dewis’ youth panel?

The ‘Dewis’ Youth Panel, coordinated by Ceredigion Youth Service, is a panel of local young people who are responsible for choosing which young people and youth projects in Ceredigion receive financial support by allocating the Ceredigion Young People’s Bursary and...

Free courses to help community groups act on the nature crisis!

Free courses to help community groups act on the nature crisis!

Are you a member of a community group or voluntary organisation?Would you like to take part in a free new scheme to help protect and restore nature?Then this course could be for you! Nabod Natur – Nature Wise is an online training programme which teaches you...

Living with COVID-19: risks, rights and volunteers

Living with COVID-19: risks, rights and volunteers

As restrictions ease, Fiona Liddell, Helpforce Cymru manager addresses questions of risk management for volunteering. As I write, the number of cases of COVID-19 in Wales are falling, encouragingly, after  the sharp peak we saw at the beginning of the year. More...

Will volunteering affect my benefits?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has provided a policy statement, "Volunteering and Work Capability Assessments" to answer questions from volunteers and welfare benefit claimants which the published...

DesYIgning Digital Youth Services Course

ProMo is running a free 8 week course for youth involving organisations in the third sector. We'll help you to design, test and develop new digital/hybrid services or rethink existing ones. Find out more here:...

Volunteers and the law

Volunteers and the law

with Eileen Murphy This free workshop offers a chance to update your knowledge, network with colleagues and build your confidence in managing volunteers. Open to Volunteer co-ordinators working in Ceredigion Location : Aberaeron Or Online - 08.3.2022 - 9:30 to 1:30 By...

The Wales Resilient Ecological Network (WaREN)

The Wales Resilient Ecological Network (WaREN)

The Wales Resilient Ecological Network (WaREN) project is developing a sustainable approach to tackling invasive species across Wales through collaboration and engagement! To find out more, including a summary of the WaREN I pilot project, and what’s next for WaREN...