About Us

Example imageDevon Voluntary Action (DeVA) aims are to:

  • provide high quality, consistent services to support the development of voluntary and community organisations and volunteers working in Devon

  • enable a strong voice from the sector both locally and county-wide

  • support groups in sharing knowledge and spreading expertise

  • support and develop leadership within the voluntary and community sector in the County

  • act as a conduit between the sector and public and private agencies to ensure a partnership approach to developing solutions for our communities

  • promote volunteering across Devon

  • support communities to find and deliver their own solutions


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 2017 and March 2018 there will be no charge for the DeVA services outlined above.