About Us

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Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) aims are to:

  • Advocate and speak up on behalf of the sector
  • Influence policy and practice on volunteering
  • Support local communities to deliver local services
  • Act as an honest broker in bringing partners together
  • Continue to build community intelligence by maintaining local relationships


Partners have pooled resources to provide the following services under the DeVA banner:

These services will be provided through a combination of help from this website, locally available staff and volunteers and our training and events programme.

Any not for profit group or organisation based in or delivering services in Devon, can access the services provided by DeVA.

Anyone thinking of starting a not for profit group or organisation can access DeVA services.

Once you have accessed any DeVA service, you are entitled to receive support from any DeVA partner. Between April 2018 and March 2019 there will be no charge for the DeVA services outlined above.