Volunteer Support Service

Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) offers a combination of self-search, face-to-face, email and telephone volunteering advice tailored to suit your needs delivered across Devon by our local partners through our volunteering support service. 

DeVA has three Locality Volunteer Support Co-ordinators who will support and enable individuals to participate and/or volunteer within their communities. They will have oversight of volunteer delivered brokerage in their locality, develop outreach delivery of information and access across Market towns and other key locations and provide support and deliver local volunteer organiser forums.

Meet your Locality Volunteer Service Co-ordinators:

  • Northern Locality: Clare Humphreys is the Volunteer Service Co-ordinator for Northern Locality which includes Barnstaple, Braunton, Ilfracombe, Lynton/Lynmouth, South Molton, Okehampton, Mortonhampstead. She can be contacted on clare@devonva.org
  • Eastern Locality: Sandra Chapman is the Volunteer Service Co-ordinator for Eastern Area which includes Axminster, Exmouth, Honiton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton, Sidmouth, Crediton, Cullompton, Tiverton. She can be contacted on sandra@devonva.org
  • Southern Locality: Kate Hewitt is the Volunteer Service Co-ordinator for Southern Area which includes Dartmouth, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Totnes, Tavistock, Ashburton, Buckfastleigh, Dawlish, Newton Abbot, Teignmouth. She can be contacted on kate@devonva.org

Meet us in person!

Come and have a chat with one of our advisors where they will ask you some key questions to help them find roles that are hopefully to your liking. The questions could include: what kind of roles are you interested in? What would you like to give or gain from volunteering? When are you available?

Only you can tell us what kind of activities you might enjoy so our advisors won’t suggest a role for you. Once you have identified a role that you like, we can contact the organisation on your behalf, or if you prefer, you can call them in your own time.

We are available at various locations across the county, please Contact Us for details. 


Email us!

It is also possible to email for advice and information on volunteering, although this can sometimes take longer as we like to discuss your needs with you to help us narrow down your search. Contact Us and see how we can help. 

Search online for volunteering

If you like using the internet and want to search through all the available roles, use our new system for searching for your local opportunites here

Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to some frequently asked questions, such as what kind of roles are available? and what happens once I’ve identified a volunteer role I like? You can click here.