Community opportunities

All communities need people with drive and passion to step up and make good things happen. Find out how you can start a group, run a community space, create a social enterprise and much more >

Find community based volunteering opportunities

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Citizens Advice Devon

Citizens Advice Devon provides free, confidential and impartial advice to everyone who needs it in towns and villages throughout Devon. CAB Devon also runs a telephone helpline and online webchat service. They rely on the contribution of over 450 volunteers who receive extensive training and support to give advice or to support the service in other ways. You can find out what volunteering roles might suit you best and search for local opportunities using our national website.


Student volunteering

vInspired is the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 – 25 year olds. vInspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.

Employers are looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd, who have developed their skills, abilities and ambitions and who are not afraid to get involved. Volunteering and extra-curricular activities can help you achieve and demonstrate this.


Barnardo’s is a leading charity for vulnerable children in the UK. They have a huge range of volunteering opportunities, from helping local projects, to befriending and mentoring, to helping out in one of their many shops. Whatever your skills, you can put them to good use helping young people in need.

Age UK

Age UK are the largest charity working with older people in the country, and offer some of the most easily accessible volunteer roles. Whether  supporting local projects or making a simple once-a-week phone call, you can really help improve someone’s life.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs provide blind or partially sighted people with the mobility and help they need to live their life how they choose. Volunteers can help care for dogs, guide the partially sighted and fundraise among many other roles, all while making a real positive impact on someone’s life.

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust

Volunteering with Devon Wildlife Trust is a great way to use your skills and experience to make a difference for Devon’s wildlife. And you don’t have to be an expert to get involved!

Devon Voluntary Action

Devon Voluntary Action is a Devon-wide partnership that offers help, advice and support to voluntary and community sector groups. They also have a constantly updated webpage showcasing hundreds of volunteer opportunities across the county.


Find a volunteering opportunity near you. is the UK’s national volunteering database, makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community.

Healthwatch Devon

Healthwatch Devon

Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved and share those views with those with the power to make change happen.

University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Volunteers help Exeter University to enhance the student experience and improve career prospects, bring their industry expertise and insights to the curriculum, support the alumni community, and provide valuable strategic advice and guidance to University staff.

The Career Mentor Scheme brings bright, enthusiastic students together with successful professionals in mutually beneficial mentoring partnerships. The Scheme gives students the opportunity to get an insight into their preferred employment sector and develop personal networks and employability skills.
Plymouth UPSU

UPSU: Plymouth University

Student Volunteering: Try something new – gain new skills – meet new people. Get recognised for your volunteering efforts. Browse opportunities, apply interest, log hours and record skills.

Exeter Soup


Hikmat Devon


Hikmat Devon is a user-led co-operative that works with members of the black and minority ethnic (BME) communities across Devon. They work to reduce isolation and improve health and well-being outcomes through activity and interest groups, 1 to 1 mentoring, training, signposting, counselling, and person centred goal planning.  Get involved with Hikmat by becoming a volunteer or a mentor. Languages spoken by mentors include Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, Urdu, Arabic, Tag-a-log, and Punjabi.

One Ilfracombe

One Ilfracombe is a not for profit company bringing together services, businesses and the community for better health, economic prosperity and a higher quality living environment for the people of Ilfracombe. Over the last 6 years, One Ilfracombe has developed and delivered many projects to improve the wellbeing of its residents.

One Ilfracombe is supported by One Northern Devon.

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One Barnstaple

One Barnstaple is a partnership of local voluntary, community and public service organisations in Barnstaple.

One Barnstaple is supported by One Northern Devon

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One Atlantic

One Atlantic is a new Community forum consisting of private, public, charitable and third sector organisations. Our main focus is the health and wellbeing of our local communities in Bideford and the surrounding areas.

One Atlantic is supported by One Northern Devon

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Live Well in Braunton

We are a team of local people who are engaged with most of the voluntary and statutory organisations across Braunton. We support existing projects, help identify gaps within the community and bring people together to fill them.

Live Well in Braunton is supported by One Northern Devon

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Torrington 100

Torrington 100 aims to help connect people across the communities in Torrington and its surrounding villages for better health, prosperity and quality of life.

Torrington 100 is supported by One Northern Devon

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One South Molton

We are a new community organisation for South Molton.

We are linked to the regional One Northern Devon, bringing residents and service providers together who know the local area best, to work on things that matter most to their community.

Case studies

Gareth from Active Devon smiling in a forest

Social Prescribing: Being Active in Nature Transforming Health

Torbay Lifestyle volunteer

Lifestyles volunteers

Exeter SOUP team