I Want to Volunteer

Example imageEveryone has something to offer and can make a difference, just by giving a bit of their time. There are many reasons people decide to volunteer including gaining new skills, building confidence, meeting new people and transforming communities.

We want to make becoming a volunteer as easy as possible for everyone, no matter who you are, what your age or background is or where you come from. 
If you are thinking of volunteering, we can help you find the right opportunity for you.

Thinking of becoming a Volunteer? 

Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) supports people who want to volunteer and offers the following services:

Search online for volunteering

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If you like using the internet and want to search through all the available roles, we have launched Volunteer Connect Devon - a new dedicated on-line system where you can search for your local opportunities. 

This means you can search for all the latest local volunteer roles across Devon simply and in one place. 

You can sign up as an individual user to create your own profile, which is a quick and easy process, allowing you to edit and update your profile and preferences any time. You can also choose to receive email updates on new roles being advertised.

To have a look at the latest opportunities in your area on Volunteer Connect Devon click here

If you are already registered as a volunteer with Volunteer Connect Devon and want to manage your personal profile or to register for the first time click here

This is an exciting time for us and we look forward to supporting you in your volunteering role.

If you prefer to speak to a person

DeVA’s volunteer support service offers a combination of face-to-face, email and telephone volunteering advice tailored to suit your needs delivered across Devon by our local partners. For more information on our volunteer support service including contact details of Locality Volunteer Service Coordinators click here


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The range of volunteering opportunities is vast, here are just a few examples:

advising, advocating, driving, home visiting, mentoring, befriending, administration, conservation, telephone support/ help lines, assisting in charity shops, after-school and holiday clubs, witness supporting, dog walking, computing, trustee roles, stewarding, teaching art, fundraising, reading group leaders, foodbank assistants, lunch club helpers, walk leaders, museum ambassador, foot care technician, foster person for cats, business mentors, school governor, home library service worker, sports coach. 

The list is endless!


Frequently Asked Questions

For answers to some frequently asked questions, such what happens once I’ve identified a volunteer role I like? You can click here.


Involving Volunteers in your Organisation

Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) is in contact with over 4,000 organisations which rely on volunteers to deliver services across Devon. If you are an organisation looking for and/or using volunteers why not visit our dedicated pages for Involving Volunteers in your Organisation.