GWENT ASSOCIATION OF VOLUNTARY ORGANISATIONS Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations
Supporting the Voluntary Sector in Gwent

Supporting the Voluntary Sector in Gwent

Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations is a Community Voluntary Organisation which is committed to strengthening the effectiveness of the Voluntary and Community Sector across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire and Newport.

Working with individuals and community groups, as well as the public and private sector, GAVO supports the community through:

  • The provision of information, advocacy and support to communities and groups
  • Recruiting Volunteers and providing a comprehensive Volunteer Service to individuals and host organisations
  • Promoting opportunities for Voluntary Organisations to work together through participation
  • Encouraging voluntary and statutory organisations to work together in planning new services
  • A community transport service which operates within the Blaenau Gwent area - Dial-a-Ride.
  • Community Training for both individuals and groups
  • Responding to the needs of the community by identifying unmet needs and developing new services
  • Representation and partnership with government and local authority.

VolunteeringCommunity DevelopmentTraining

Facilitating, encouraging, enabling & empowering local community groups....


We've just published our Annual Report, please click on the link below to review our Annual Impact Report which demonstrates the breadth of activities we have undertaken across Gwent. 

GAVO Annual Impact Report 2014-15 

All GAVO Offices will be closed on Thursday 9th June for our Staff and Trustee Training Day and will reopen on Friday 10th June

Established in 1927 as the Monmouthshire Rural Community Council, GAVO is now the oldest County Voluntary Council in Wales.




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