Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service (BAVS) is an independent organisation recognised by the Inland Revenue as a charity. It was established in 1971 with the task of supporting, advising and providing services to voluntary groups in an area delineated by the former Berwickshire district boundaries of the Scottish Borders Council area.
BAVS main aims are to initiate assessment of the community needs; to promote the development of new organisations and projects; to provide information, advice and administrative back-up; to assist organisations to collaborate with each other and with statutory authorities; to open up channels of communication and enable participation from the public in local affairs.
What can we do for you:
Please get in touch on 01361 883137 and we'll do our best to assist you.
We hope this site provides you with information about the work done at BAVS as well as information and resources to help you and your community group. On these pages you can find out about the work of BAVS in projects such as Berwickshire Wheels and the BAVS Assist Grant Scheme. Please contact us using the tab on the lefthand toolbar if you have any further questions.
We provide advice to community groups to help them grow and improve.
We use funds raised from our charity shops to provide services to enhance the Berwickshire community.