Community opportunities

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Find community based volunteering opportunities

vInspired

Student volunteering

vInspired is the UK’s leading volunteering charity for 14 – 25 year olds. vInspired helps young people to make their mark on causes that they care about, whilst learning new skills and talents along the way.

Employers are looking for candidates who stand out from the crowd, who have developed their skills, abilities and ambitions and who are not afraid to get involved. Volunteering and extra-curricular activities can help you achieve and demonstrate this.

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s is a leading charity for vulnerable children in the UK. They have a huge range of volunteering opportunities, from helping local projects, to befriending and mentoring, to helping out in one of their many shops. Whatever your skills, you can put them to good use helping young people in need.

Age UK

Age UK are the largest charity working with older people in the country, and offer some of the most easily accessible volunteer roles. Whether  supporting local projects or making a simple once-a-week phone call, you can really help improve someone’s life.

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Guide Dogs provide blind or partially sighted people with the mobility and help they need to live their life how they choose. Volunteers can help care for dogs, guide the partially sighted and fundraise among many other roles, all while making a real positive impact on someone’s life.

Devon Wildlife Trust

Volunteering with Devon Wildlife Trust is a great way to use your skills and experience to make a difference for Devon’s wildlife. And you don’t have to be an expert to get involved!

Devon Voluntary Action

Devon Voluntary Action is a Devon-wide partnership that offers help, advice and support to voluntary and community sector groups. They also have a constantly updated webpage showcasing hundreds of volunteer opportunities across the county.

Do-it.org

Do-it

Find a volunteering opportunity near you. Do-it.org is the UK’s national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community.

Healthwatch Devon

Healthwatch Devon

Healthwatch Devon is the independent champion for people using health and care services. We listen to what people like about services and what could be improved and share those views with those with the power to make change happen.

University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Volunteers help Exeter University to enhance the student experience and improve career prospects, bring their industry expertise and insights to the curriculum, support the alumni community, and provide valuable strategic advice and guidance to University staff.

The Career Mentor Scheme brings bright, enthusiastic students together with successful professionals in mutually beneficial mentoring partnerships. The Scheme gives students the opportunity to get an insight into their preferred employment sector and develop personal networks and employability skills.
UPSU Plymouth University

UPSU: Plymouth University

Student Volunteering: Try something new – gain new skills – meet new people. Get recognised for your volunteering efforts. Browse opportunities, apply interest, log hours and record skills.

Case studies

Crediton Community Bookshop

Crediton Community Bookshop

Tim walk leader

Tim

Claire doing her beach clean

Claire