The GAVO Volunteering Team can help you!
We provide support, advice, guidance and recognition across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire & Newport.
If you are:
An individual looking to volunteer or already volunteering.
An Organisation or Community Group wanting to involve or support Volunteers.
A Project or Agency looking to refer people who may want to volunteer.
A Public or Private Sector Business looking to fulfill your Corporate Social Responsibility.
Becoming a Volunteer allows you to make a difference in your community!
Why not try out a career path, gain 'hands-on' experience, receive recognition/certificates that can be used as evidence for Job/College/University Applications and give you an up-to-date 'work' reference on your CV, that can ultimately make you stand out from the crowd!
We also support young people to volunteer through the University of South Wales & schools through the Welsh Baccalaureate qualification.
There's bound to be something that interests you!
Are you looking to recruit Volunteers or refer those who want to Volunteer?
Volunteers bring so many benefits to an organisation and creating a positive experience for your volunteers is vital. If you work with volunteers, then we are here to support you.
We can help you with the registration process and with the ongoing recruitment, retention & training of Volunteers & Volunteer Managers. For more information on this, head over to the Volunteering Wales website.
We can help them to gain experience, build their confidence, improve their well-being, make a social connection, or just get back into a structured routine again in a supportive environment, after a period of inactivity due to illness or unemployment.
We currently work with a range of Partners, helping other organisations such as the European funded Work Programmes, Rathbone, Job Centre Plus to find supportive volunteering opportunities, as a step into work.
What about fulfilling your Corporate Social Responsibility?
We can help match groups or individual employees and connect your corporate values with communities in need.
Employee volunteering will assist you to engage with your employees and by taking part in community activity, will have a positive impact on all those concerned.
"A team building day at a youth centre might be a great activity for your Customer Service teams to take them away from the phones for a day and allow them to make a difference in their community. For your Senior Management staff, you might choose to share their valuable business skills with a local charity & make a difference to the Organisation/service users".