volunteers

Month-long event will celebrate East Devon volunteers

A special month-long event will celebrate East Devon’s volunteers who go above and beyond to make a difference to the environment.

This is the first time an event of this sort has been held by East Devon District Council (EDDC) to recognise all the amazing projects happening on our doorsteps right now – from the litter pickers who are out in all weathers to the dedicated volunteers...

Jade Rouse, one of Westbank's younger volunteers, recommends volunteering

Devon health & well-being charity launches campaign to recruit more volunteers

As UK Volunteers Week gets underway (1 - 7 June), a local health and wellbeing charity is launching a campaign to swell the ranks of its existing army of helpers. Westbank Community Health and Care, based at Exminster near Exeter, relies on over 600 volunteers to help deliver a range of support services to individuals and communities across Devon.

Last year, Westbank’s Neighbourhood...

Local health and well-being charity appoints new Business Development Manager to grow services for Devon residents

An award-winning, local charity, which promotes and improves the well-being of communities and individuals across Devon, has expanded its leadership team with the appointment of a new Business Development Manager.

Chris Bloye recently joined Westbank Community Health and Care in Exminster, bringing extensive experience in the commercial sector. Chris is responsible for driving growth...

Devon Freemasons help Ukraine refugees at home and away   

I n the usual way amongst Freemasons Louis Marchesi Masonic Lodge which meets at Uffculme in Devon set to planning how they could help the refugees fleeing to Poland to escape the invading Russian forces.

Within ten days they had turned a plan into a reality. Although this started off as a Louis Marchesi lodge enterprise, it has now been infiltrated by Round Table and Lady Kingsman...

Devon Air Ambulance launch two new Volunteer roles

Our local air ambulance charity has always benefitted greatly from the support of many volunteers and has over 700 fantastic helpers located across the county, every one of them an integral part of the life-saving service.

Devon Air Ambulance volunteers give their time and expertise helping with many things, from looking after their 4,000 red collection boxes, speaking at public...

Calling for volunteers to help National Trust plant 11,000 trees in North Devon

The National Trust in North Devon is calling for helpers to plant 11,000 trees at Woolacombe and Combe Martin to help fight climate change, increase biodiversity and prevent flooding.

The National Trust has tree planting days planned across North Devon. On the weekend of the 19-20 February, 10am-3pm at Woolacombe (near Marine Drive) they are hoping to plant 8,000 trees (as part of a...

Food Charity appeals for retired volunteers

FoodCycle , the charity that aims to make food poverty, loneliness and food waste a thing of the past for every community, is in urgent need of volunteers. This month, FoodCycle will invest in a national recruitment campaign to try to entice more people to join them.

While volunteer roles are open to anyone who has some time to spare, the current drive will particularly target...

Woodland tidied up thanks to enthusiastic volunteers

A Dartmoor woodland has been given a tidy-up thanks to a team of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. Working with Dartmoor National Park’s Rangers Ella Briens and Ethan Parsons and Dartmoor Headwaters Project Officer Kerry Smith, the group spent a Sunday morning removing tree guards from a native woodland in the Dean Burn valley near Buckfastleigh. Seventeen volunteers joined Ella, Ethan...

RSPB appeal for volunteers in Devon to help with vital pin badge collections

The UK’s largest nature conservation charity, the RSPB, is looking for volunteers across Devon, especially in the Plymouth area, that have a few hours to spare each month to help their cause.

As a vital fundraiser for the charity, pin badge collection volunteers play an important role in placing and checking on charity pin badge boxes in places like cafés, garden centres and shops in...

Plymouth volunteers needed to help collect food for frontline charities this Christmas

Kind-hearted Plymouth people are being urged to sign up to join an army of volunteers needed to collect food for charities feeding people in their community this Christmas.

The Trussell Trust, which provides emergency food parcels to people in crisis, and FareShare, which provides food to thousands of frontline charities and community groups, are seeking volunteers to help during...

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