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Volunteer for Home-Start : New training sessions booking now!

Volunteer for Home-Start : New training sessions booking now!

YOU can make a difference to a family in your community. All parents know that those early years are vital in a child’s life…it’s just that sometimes they might need a bit of help…your help. All kinds of families can find it hard to cope sometimes for all sorts of reasons, maybe because of illness, depression or loneliness.  These families welcome a listening ear, or some practical support. If you’ve experienced the challenges of parenthood, you may be able to support families in Exeter or East Devon  -  a morning or afternoon a week given by a Home-Start volunteer can really... More►

Exeter Ataxia Awareness Campaign 2017

Exeter Ataxia Awareness Campaign 2017

The South West Branch of Ataxia UK are taking over the city of Exeter this June, sharing their stories and spreading the word about ataxia. This awareness campaign aims to reach members of the south-west public and healthcare professionals alike to tell them about the ataxias: a set of rare, degenerative neurological conditions that affect balance, mobility and speech. More than 100 types of ataxia affect over 10,000 people across the UK; but only 10% of the population have even heard of it. It's probably time you did. What is ataxia?Ataxia is the name given to a group of neurological... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 13th March

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 13th March

A DAY OF FUN!If you enjoy the company of older people and like chatting and helping out, Age UK Exeter needs volunteers for their Park Club day service, which specialises in supporting older people with memory problems. If you can help with stimulating activities, laughter and chat to make for an interesting and entertaining day in a supportive environment, Cassie Leicester wants to hear from you on Exeter 01392 202092 Ref 3947 SRPEAD SOME HAPPINESSAge UK Exeter is looking for volunteers to help out at their Lane Club Day Service for those with advanced dementia. Activities can be one-to-one... More►

DANCE, MOVE AND MEET NEW PEOPLE!

DANCE, MOVE AND MEET NEW PEOPLE!

Come and join our Free Dance Workshops at Exeter CoLab! Whether you are a complete beginner or have some dance experience we welcome you to join in some FREE Creative dance and movement workshops and have some fun as part of this special project in the run up to State of Emergency's 'Where is Home?' performance. Sessions will be held at Co-Lab     Exeter CVS, King William St, Exeter EX4 6PD Dates: Thursdays 2-4pm, 16th March, 23rd March, 29th March, 5th April You can drop in each session or attend all sessions The show and meal will be on Thursday 27th April , Meeting... More►

Be a part of The Ultimate Foodie Event!

Be a part of The Ultimate Foodie Event!

Become a Festival Ambassador : Volunteer Positions Available  A fabulous opportunity to volunteer and gain valuable work experience at one of Exeter's leading events. The Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink is an annual event, taking place in the centre of Exeter, celebrating local, artisan South West Food & Drink, and featuring celebrity chefs, cookery demonstrations, over 100 food stalls, 3 live music nights, foodie workshops and fun things for kids.As a not for profit event the festival relies on volunteers to work as Festival Ambassadors on... More►

Can you answer the call?

Can you answer the call?

Devon Rape Crisis Service : We need women volunteers to answer our Helpline and Email support services.  We welcome women from all diverse backgrounds and experiences.  This training course will be held in Exeter and will be starting 25th February 2017.  Do you want…  To gain confidence & make a difference. Be part of a community & meet new people. Learn new skills, gain experience and an accredited qualification. Contact us to find out more about Devon Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Services, and the accredited free training and support we offer volunteers.... More►

Dig Out Those Driving Gloves..

Dig Out Those Driving Gloves..

Age UK Exeter  is looking for volunteer drivers to join their team. Such drivers are crucial in ensuring local older people with memory difficulties can access the charity’s day services in St Thomas and Mount Pleasant and they provide a vital life-line for older people and their families. If you could spare a couple of hours a week, have a 4-door car and clean license and enjoy helping people, the charity would love to hear from you. They offer full support and training and a mileage allowance  which helps cover your car’s overall running costs and not just the cost of fuel. To find... More►

Exeter City v Homophobia (..and Stevenage)

Exeter City v Homophobia (..and Stevenage)

68% of football fans say clubs should do more to educate fans about homophobia: February is Football v Homophobia Month of Action, and Exeter City FC need you to do your bit by volunteering at the Club’s annual ‘Football v Homophobia’ fixture against Stevenage at St James Park on Saturday 18th February. Volunteers are wanted to help give out FvH flyers to people attending the game, from 2pm to 2.45pm Those who help will be given a free ticket to watch the game with other helpers.If you can help, please contact Alan Quick on 07979 753571 or email: [email protected]  ... More►

Five Questions We Should be Asking About Volunteering in 2017

Five Questions We Should be Asking About Volunteering in 2017

Five QuestionsNick Ockenden, NCVO Institute for Volunteering Research, posted an insightful blog at the end of December 2016 posing 5 questions that all those involved in Volunteering Management should be asking themselves in 2017. 1. What's happening to volunteering by older people? 2. How can we support independent Volunteering? 3. What's unique about volunteering in public services? 4. How much technology really is replicable? 5. What's the role of volunteering in a divided society? In short, during 2016 we saw considerable change, which took many by surpise. During 2017, as Nick states,... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 28th November

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 28th November

Savour: HELP YOUR COMMUNITY …Wonford Community & Learning Centre Ltd is looking for people to join their board of trustees.  If you could bring skills in marketing, finance, admin or fundraising, or just come up with new ideas and have a positive outlook on local community improvement, Heather Boult would like to hear from you on Exeter 01392 217868     Ref 3392 CAN YOU HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE?The Primary Academies Trust (PAT) is recruiting volunteers to be School Governors for Wilcombe Primary School in Tiverton and Duchy Primary School in Bradninch.  No school experience... More►

CVS Radio: Macmillan Needs You!

CVS Radio: Macmillan Needs You!

Find out more about the work of Macmillan and learn how to get involved in fundraising events in Exeter and all over the South West.. From one-off, low-commitment bucket and bag events, to joining a local group and coming up with your own fundraising projects, Macmillan's Fran Keneally can tell you all about the amazing services Macmillan provides and how you can help by giving a few hours of your time:       ... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 21st November

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 21st November

ARE YOU ORGANISED?Exeter Southernhay Child Contact Centre is looking for a Co-ordinator to volunteer alongside the current co-ordinator before taking over from them.  This is a varied and rewarding role that includes managing referrals, liaising with solicitors, and setting up visits, all with the support of the assistant co-ordinators.  Full training is provided, so if you are discreet, reliable and sensitive, Julia Spruntulis can tell you more on 07729 068567    Ref 3914 IT WHIZZ NEEDED!Estuary League of Friends needs volunteers with knowledge on using up to date IT... More►

Got 2 minutes? Samaritans needs your help..

Got 2 minutes? Samaritans needs your help..

Are you over the age of 18 and living in Exeter? If so, we’d like to hear from you! The Samaritans of Exeter Mid and East Devon are running a research project to find out about local knowledge of Samaritans in Exeter. We are inviting you to participate in an online survey that will take up to 3 minutes of your time to complete. Your input is incredibly valued and will help us to improve access to our services. To find out more, or to take part please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LR3CCTL Or contact Project Lead, Beth Cuffe-Fuller at: [email protected] Thank you! ... More►

Trustees Week 2016

Trustees Week 2016

SKILLS TO SHARE?Are you passionate about creativity, music and supporting people? Soundwaves Music Project Exeter is seeking to appoint new trustees to join their board. Various trustee roles and commitments are available, including Chair, so if you have a background in management, marketing or business and would like to be involved, call Adrian Bull on Exeter 01392 412426 to find out more         Ref 3911 HELP YOUR COMMUNITY …Wonford Community & Learning Centre Ltd is looking for people to join their board of trustees. If you can bring skills in marketing, finance, admin... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 7th November

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 7th November

BRING SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER!Each year CLIC Sargent partners with Cards for Good Causes to raise money selling greetings cards to support their work.  They are looking for volunteers who can give their time for one morning or afternoon a week, between October and December, to help sell Christmas cards to the general public in designated outlets.  If you have a good sense of humour and a friendly manner, call Lauren Smith on 0208 752 2816   Ref 3909 MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!Have festive fun in Princesshay helping promote Exeter Deaf Academy.  Mercedes-Benz of Exeter has... More►

CVS Radio: Volunteer with Age UK Exeter

CVS Radio: Volunteer with Age UK Exeter

From Men In Sheds to Budding Friends, Day Centres to Pop In Groups, Age UK Exeter has dozens of opportunities for volunteers to get involved, gain valuable skills and experience, and enjoy getting a buzz out of helping some of the most vulnerable members of our community...  Cassie Leicester joined us to talk about the roles on offer and the upcoming Volunteer Recruitment Event at Sycamores on Thursday 10th November 4.30pm to 5.30pm where potential volunteers can meet Cassie and the team and find out all about being a part of this amazing local charity. So sit back and let Cassie tell... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 17th October

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 17th October

A quinessence of self-willed savioury: ARE YOU GOOD WITH YOUNG PEOPLE?YMCA Exeter runs a youth club for 11 to 17 year olds in Broadclyst every Wednesday evening from 7 till 9pm and is looking for long-term volunteers who could regularly come and lend a helping hand.  There are various activities to help out with, from cooking, to craft and sports groups, so if you are patient, caring and motivated, Raphael Barbey wants to hear from you on Exeter 01392 410530    Ref 3897  CAN YOU A HELP YOUNG PERSON?UCADD is looking for volunteers for their mentoring programme which... More►

Free Training with Devon Information Advice & Support

Free Training with Devon Information Advice & Support

Devon Information Advice & Support (DIAS) provide information advice and support for parents of children and young people from 0-25 who have Special Educational Needs (SEND) as well as working directly with young people with SEND. We are looking for committed volunteers from all areas of Devon to work with us to provide this support.We offer extensive training opportunities, a chance to widen your experience and develop your CV, and the opportunity to make a real difference to people navigating the world of SEND support. If you would like to be involved, then join our upcoming free 2-day... More►

CVS Radio : SAFE Services

CVS Radio : SAFE Services

Could you help support the vicitms of domestic abuse? Stop Abuse For Everyone  continues their work of 40 years delivering quality, specialised services to those affected by domestic violence and abuse. SAFE's Sarah Richards joined us on the show to talk about the services they provide, how people can get help, and how volunteers can be involved in supporting and devliering these valuable services. For anyone wnating to volunteer, SAFE's upcoming recruitment day is on Tuesday 18th October at 1pm.  Details of how to book and where to go are available by emailing [email protected] More►

Stop Abuse For Everyone - Volunteer with SAFE

Stop Abuse For Everyone - Volunteer with SAFE

Save the date!  Tuesday 18th October 2016 at 1.00 pm SAFE Services will be holding a Recruitment Day. This will be a chance to find out more about SAFE, the volunteer roles available and the accredited volunteer training programme. There will also be the opportunity to speak to current volunteers, the Chief Executive and other staff about the work they do.  We have a range of volunteer roles available from social media and fundraising to offering one to one support to clients. We also offer a counselling service provided by fully qualified and trainee volunteer counsellors. An... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 10th October

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 10th October

Brace yourselves - it's the latest Volops! GRAB YOUR DRIVING SHOES!Do you enjoy driving and have some time to spare? Estuary League of Friends is looking for someone to drive patients to and from appointments. This could be to the doctor’s, hospital, shopping or even to the hairdresser’s.  If you are friendly and have a clean licence,   Marilyn Spencer would love to hear from you on Exeter 01392 879275    Ref 3886 DO YOU KNOW YOUR BARBIE FROM YOUR SHE-RA?Oxfam Shop Exmouth is looking for help in their children’s clothes and toys department, sorting and pricing items,... More►

Free On A Monday Afternoon?

Free On A Monday Afternoon?

Fancy some fun? Do you like quizzes and enjoy chatting? Age UK Exeter needs volunteers for their Beacon Heath Pop-In Group on Mondays 1-4pm.  If you can welcome people to the centre, help them to socialise and join in the activities, assist with serving refreshments, and help provide a stimulating and fun environment, Cassie Leicester wants to hear from you on Exeter 01392 202092      For this and other great opportunities to volunteer with Age UK Exeter, take a look at their Do-it page here ... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 3rd October

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 3rd October

From translation to transport. Plus everything in between. Imagine that! SHARE YOUR LINGUISTIC SKILLS!If you are fluent in a language other than English, ECI is looking for volunteer interpreters for its Children’s Centres who could offer practical language support to families who have English as an Additional Language, and are new to the UK.  This would include translating non-confidential documents and verbal communication. If you could help families with communication, and are happy to be flexible, Jola Pawlikowski wants to hear from you on Exeter 01392 205800     Ref 3894 ... More►

Short Stories : Flash Fiction : WORDS - Are You Feeling Creative..?

Short Stories : Flash Fiction : WORDS - Are You Feeling Creative..?

Have you got an idea for a good story? Have you always wanted to be a writer, but not quite got round putting pen to paper? WORDS Community Writing Group's mantra is 'any age, any stage', and they have a few places left on their group for their autumn sessions starting this Saturday 10th September.   Barbie, Mary and Liz joined us on the CVS Radio Show with their latest short stories, and talked about the supportive and fun methods they use to encourage new writers to explore their imagination and enjoy playing with words.  They meet every other Saturday morning at St Thomas Library... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 5th September

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 5th September

Enter the portal of dreams.. CAN YOU OFFER SUPPORT?South West MS Therapy Centre needs Oxygen Treatment Chamber Operators to assist patients, some of whom are in wheelchairs or have limited mobility, into and out of our Oxygen Chamber, and run sessions from a control panel situated next to the chamber itself. You would also be involved in booking appointments, completing notes and telling people about the benefits of the treatment.  If you are positive, friendly and keen to learn, Tracey Skinner awaits your call on Exeter 01392 447411     Ref 3883 GOT A STORY TO SHARE..?Do you... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 22nd August

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 22nd August

Enter the portal of dreams.. IT’S GOOD TO TALK…Do you enjoy chatting and have half an hour a week to spare? The Silver Line is looking for volunteer Telephone Friends to make friendship calls to lonely older people.  Training and expenses are provided, so if you could spare the time to give someone a regular 30-minute call, you could really change the life of a lonely person. Rachel Robinson can tell you more on 0207 224 2020   Ref 3874 A PART OF OUR GREAT CITY…IN LEGO!Enthusiastic about Lego? Love landmarks? Exeter Cathedral needs nimble-fingered volunteers to help build a 300K... More►

Volunteer sought to oversee vital work to maintain family contacts..

Volunteer sought to oversee vital work to maintain family contacts..

The Exeter Southernhay Child Contact Centre is looking for a motivated person to be Co-ordinator of the Centre. The Centre was established Centre in 1989 - the first centre in the South West - and has just been re- accredited by the National Association of Child Contact Centres..  The Centre is open fortnightly on Saturdays from 10.00 to 4.00 throughout the year. It is based in Southernhay Hall in Southernhay East and is set out with a large variety of toys and games for children of all ages. The intention is to create a child-centred environment and to provide a safe, neutral place... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 18th July

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 18th July

From culture to cultivation, a world of wonder awaits... MAKE THE WORLD A LITTLE FRIENDLIER!Do you enjoy cultural experiences? HOST UK is looking for weekend hosts for their students.  Spend a weekend with an adult international student, learning about their culture, showing them your local area and inviting them to experience your own home life. All students are over 18, and the only skill you need is an interest in people! Kimberley Brough will be happy to tell you all about it on 0207 739 6292  Ref 3746 ENJOY THE GREAT OUTDOORS!Get a buzz out of being outside in all weathers?... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 11th July

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 11th July

O Voluntariado é Fantástico! HELP REDUCE REOFFENDING...Could you play a crucial role in victim support and reducing reoffending rates? Community Solutions Devon is looking for people to train as Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitators, helping empower stakeholders in a harmful incident to come together and resolve how to deal with the aftermath of that harm, and its implications for the future. If you are confident with great communication skills, call Melanie Lonsdale on 01752 306861  Ref 3812 MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!Have fun in Princesshay helping promote Exeter Deaf Academy. Mercedes-Benz... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 4th July

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 4th July

5-0 to volunteering: DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE THE WORLD..?If you are passionate about women’s rights and tax justice in the poorest countries in the world, ActionAid Exeter needs a local organiser for their Make Fair and Fearless campaign.  With a range of activities from lobbying and getting local media coverage, to organising awareness events and delivering training, you will meet like-minded people and have a lot of fun.  Give Ema Jackson a call on 0203 122 0570 to find out more   Ref 3857 BUDDY UP!Age UK Exeter needs volunteer befrienders to team up with their Budding... More►

Brexit implications – briefing from NCVO Implications for charities and community groups from the Brexit referendum include political uncertainty,... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 27th June

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 27th June

Beat the post Glastonbury blues by helping people (and possibly birds) in your community... WELCOME WITH A SMILE!If you enjoy meeting people and like to be helpful, ExeAccess is looking for volunteers for their Shopmobility reception.  This will involve helping customers to access scooters and wheelchairs, answering the phone to take bookings and some general office tasks.  You would need to be reasonably fit, mobile and have empathy towards older and disabled people.  Janet Newton can tell you more on 01392 494001     Ref 3853 TWEETING OR POKING?If you love the... More►

Why volunteering matters to me

Why volunteering matters to me

Geetha Rabindrakumar talks about how volunteering let her make a difference in the lives of others – and made a difference in her own. Frontline charity workers make a direct difference to many people’s lives every day – less so if like me you’re working in charity finance. So in 2002, I signed up as a volunteer mentor for the DePaul Trust’s (now DePaul UK) “Working Out” project – a scheme to support people who’d been homeless back into work or training. So I go through the volunteer training, and am keen to get started when matched up with J. She’s moved from the Midlands to London, leaving a... More►

Women’s Running Magazine want you!

Women’s Running Magazine want you!

Each year the Women's Running 10K Race Series sees thousands of runners keep fit and healthy by taking part in it’s 5K and 10K events, and it can’t be done without the help of volunteers. Women’s Running is looking for friendly, supportive and enthusiastic volunteers, to support them in the delivery of their events, helping them ensure the races run smoothly, and would like to ask you to join them and their race day team on Sunday 26th June. No previous training or experience is required, just the willingness to help women who want to keep fit and have fun! All volunteers will receive Women’s... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 13th June

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 13th June

In beavers we trust... Devon Wildlife Trust KNOW YOUR ASSAM FROM YOUR ESPRESSO..?If you love being in a busy café environment, St Sidwell’s Community Café is looking for people to get involved in many different ways, including serving customers, preparing and cooking meals & snacks, and operating the till to take payments. The Café Manager will train and supervise you, so if you want to join our friendly team, call Paul Vass on Exeter 01392 666222      Ref 3822 GOT AN EYE FOR DESIGN..?If you have an interest in art and graphic design, then daisi is looking for someone to join... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 6th June

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 6th June

In new opportunities we trust: A DAY OF FUN!If you enjoy the company of older people and like chatting and helping out, Age UK needs volunteers for their Day Service activities at West Exe, East Exe, Park and Lane Club.  If you can welcome people to the centre, help them to socialise, join in the activities and assist with serving refreshments and lunch, Cassie Leicester wants to hear from you on Exeter 01392 202092     Ref 3787 CALLING ALL CURIOUS CURATORS!If you have an interest in art and would like to develop skills in blogging, photography or curating What's Mine is... More►

Who Owns Culture?

Who Owns Culture?

Is it Mine? Is it (Y)ours? And who owns the copyright?  These themes and more will be explored in Encounter Theatre & Therapy's upcoming exhibition at Exeter CVS over the month of June, and they want you to be involved.   This is an interactive and evolving exhibition and everyone is encouraged to come along and take part.  From traditional art materials to thoughts, images and digital media, this will be a collaborative exhibition that artist Samantha Wratih describes as 'a safe and welcoming environment for surprising, wonderful things to happen, and for us to share... More►

Abbeyfield - help make later life fun:

Abbeyfield - help make later life fun:

Volunteers are encouraged to get involved with Abbeyfield at Shandford Care Home in Budleigh Salterton to help  with projects and activities to help the residents connect with their community and have fun. Abbeyfield's Vicki and Lyn joined us on the show to talk about the upcoming Open Event on 5th July, where everyone is invited for tea, cake and chat to find out about Shandford and meet the residents and staff, and also about the exciting volunteer roles that Abbeyfield can offer to help make later life interesting and fun. You can get in touch with Abbeyfield by heading over to their... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 30th May

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 30th May

In new opportunities we trust: DO YOU HAVE A SPARE ROOM?Community Housing Aid is looking for Crashpad Hosts who could provide a safe place for young people who may be homeless. If you have a spare room, and can offer a bed for a night with evening meal, breakfast and a sympathetic ear, then Linda Hutchings wants to hear from you on Exeter 01392 274853    Ref 3845 MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!Have fun in Princesshay helping promote Exeter Deaf Academy. Mercedes-Benz of Exeter has generously donated a Mercedes-Benz A class worth over £22,000 as a raffle prize.  If you are outgoing,... More►

National Recognition for Devon’s Home of Volunteering

National Recognition for Devon’s Home of Volunteering

 Exeter Volunteer Centre is awarded National Accreditation for its work with the Voluntary and Community Sector            A National Quality Mark has been awarded to Exeter Volunteer Centre which alongside the Learning and Innovation Department who holds the MATRIX standard for Information, Advice & Guidance is the core offer of Exeter Council for Voluntary Service. The Centre provides information, support and training to Exeter residents who want to volunteer in Local Charities and Community Groups. It assists local organisations... More►

Why Do You Do-it? Do-it, the UK's national volunteering database, are currently conducting a 2016 survey entitled 'Why Do You Do-it?'... More►

Fundraise In 5 Minutes

Fundraise In 5 Minutes

 Taking a tea break? Why not raise money for a cause you care about with this brand new micro-volunteering opportunity... Microvolunteering is all about bite-sized acts of benevolence that you can get involved with anytime, anywhere. You can microvolunteer on the bus, during your lunch break or from the comfort of your own home using your laptop, tablet or mobile phone.  It's perfect for those who'd love to give back but are unable to commit to a regular volunteer role. Making it easy to support the casues you care about Intrigued by the idea of microvolunteering? Well here's a brand... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 23rd May

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 23rd May

En Garde! Our latest opportunities are here! DO YOU LOVE BOOKS?If you have a couple of hours to spare a week, Recycling In Ottery (RIO) is looking for volunteers to sort, categorise and display their books as they come in, so that customers can easily find the titles that interest them. If you’re tidy and organised and interested in literature, RIO’s friendly team look forward to welcoming you. Give Caroline Harris a call on 07584 253574 to find out more     Ref 3759  HELP BRING IN THE MONEY!Got a couple of hours to spare on Saturday 4th June? Macmillan is holding a street... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 16th May

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 16th May

Volly-wolly doodle all the day... CALLING ALL CURIOUS CURATORS!If you have an interest in art and would like to develop skills in blogging, photography or curating, What's Mine is (Y)ours? would like to hear from you. Their exhibition, which will evolve over the course of June at Exeter CVS, will incorporate themes of cultural heritage, marginalisation and copyright. If you would like to be involved in the process, Samantha Wraith wants to hear from you on 07912 699654  Ref 3838  CAN YOU MAKE A TASTY CUPPA?Choices Consultancy Service needs volunteers to help run the Visitors’ Centre... More►

Bloggers, Snappers and Curators Required:

Bloggers, Snappers and Curators Required:

What's Mine is (Y)ours? is a project by dramatherapist and theatre practitioner Samantha Wraith, exploring marginalisation and intangible cultural heritage. The project has taken the form of an artist residency followed by a processual exhibition in June 2016.  Samantha has been undertaking an artist’s residency at the University of Exeter, through a project called Exeter Enquires, which which aims to bring artists together with University departments and community settings, in order for artists to creatively communicate, research, and innovate within their practice.   What's Mine is... More►

Volunteers' Week: The Big Celebration Over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and this contributes an estimated £23.9bn... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 9th May

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 9th May

Indulge in the nation's second favourite past-time... ARE YOU AN ADMIN WHIZZ…?Hospiscare is looking for someone to offer admin support to their Corporate Fundraising Team by updating database records, contacting local organisations to confirm information, and undertaking online research, filling, shredding and scanning. Training and support are available, so if you have IT skills Vicky Lachenicht can tell you more on Exeter 01392 688068     Ref 3798 ARE YOU A MARKETING WHIZZ?Devon Disability Collective (DDC) is looking for people to help with all aspects of marketing and... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 2nd May

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 2nd May

From blogging to flogging, we got it all: GOT A WAY WITH WORDPRESS..?Exeter Pound needs an enthusiastic and skilled programmer who can help them choose an appropriate WordPress template, content manage their website, and create a friendly and attractive hub of information for traders and the public. If you’re web savvy and keen to help, give Hannah Partridge a call on Exeter 01392 348105    Ref 3834 FUN!  FUN!  FUN!!!Could you support and encourage young wheelchair users aged 8 to 25 to take part in a range of fun activities? Whizz–Kidz is looking for people to buddy up... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 25th April

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 25th April

You don't need to wear your underpants outside your trousers to be a superhero: CAN YOU MEET AND GREET?Palace Gate Counselling Service is looking for several people to cover their reception desk. If you can welcome in a friendly manner, and enjoy helping with light office work and telephone duties, call Susan Hewitt on Exeter 01392 205804    Ref 3693 MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!Have fun in Princesshay helping promote Exeter Deaf Academy. Mercedes-Benz of Exeter has generously donated a Mercedes-Benz A class worth over £22,000 as a raffle prize.  If you are outgoing, like chatting to... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 18th April

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 18th April

Accept your mission: ARE YOU A GOOD LISTENER?Devon Rape & Sexual Abuse Line is looking for people to answer calls on their helpline. If you have empathy with a non-judgemental attitude, possess good communication skills, and are aware of sexual abuse issues, call Cory for more information on Exeter 01392 254575  Ref 3764 ARE YOU A PEOPLE PERSON?Citizens Advice Exeter is looking for people to act as information guides. If you can provide a friendly and efficient service at reception, explain self-help resources, give signposting information and maintain confidentiality, Victoria Tate... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 11th April

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 11th April

Accept your mission: HELP KEEP OUR AIR AMBULANCE FLYING!Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT) urgently needs some really good volunteers to help run their Exmouth and Tiverton shops. A variety of tasks include sorting, steaming, using the till, creating wonderful window displays and much more! DAAT offers volunteers a Level 2 NVQ in Retail, Customer Service or Team Leading, so call Rosey Oakes on Exeter 01392 466666    Ref 3674 COMPLEMENTARY THERAPISTS NEEDED…Do you have therapy skills to share? Hospiscare is looking for someone to meet with referred patients/carers to assess their needs... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 4th April

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 4th April

Unleash the power of volunteering: ARE YOU A CROWD PLEASER?If you are creative, enthusiastic and have a talent for event co-ordination, Exeter Pound wants to hear from you! They have lots of ideas for running and getting involved with events across the city, and need a passionate individual to make this happen.  Training and support are provided so give Hannah Partridge a call on Exeter 01392 348105   Ref 3824   IT’S GOOD TO LISTEN…If you have 2 to 4 hours a week to spare and would like to offer people support, Motor Neurone Disease Association needs volunteers to train as... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 28th March

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 28th March

Grasp an opportunity to improve the world: ARE YOU A MARKETING WHIZZ?Devon Disability Collective (DDC) is looking for people to help with all aspects of marketing and funding research for their social enterprise.  If you could help with grant applications, administration tasks, website and social media, then we would love you to join our friendly team.  Katie Bright can tell you more on Exeter 01392 428585   Ref 3819 IT’S GOOD TO TALK…Do you have a clear friendly voice and are happy to chat on the telephone to an older person who lives alone? If this sounds like you Age UK... More►

Short online introductory course on voluntary sector

Short online introductory course on voluntary sector

A new short online course ‘Introducing the Voluntary Sector’ has been produced by the Open University and can be undertaken at no charge via OpenLearn. The course covers the context and features of voluntary and community organisations including: the structure and history of the UK voluntary sector; values and beliefs; funding issues; understanding stakeholders and beneficiaries; power and empowerment; the role of volunteering.  It is an eight week long course, expecting a minimum of 3 hours per week of study, and will be particularly suitable for learners working (or aspiring to work)... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 21st March

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 21st March

Gorge yourself on voluntary goodness: CAN YOU HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE?Regular volunteers are need by Stoke Canon C of E Primary School to help provide additional support to specific groups of children in their school. This could be listening to early readers or those struggling to make progress, or working with small groups on art & design projects.  If you are positive, committed and would like to help develop children’s skills, call Richard Somerwill on Exeter 01392 841279   Ref 3815 PSSSTT, SPREAD THE WORD!Exeter Pound is looking for Leafletting Volunteers.  This is a good,... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 14th March

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 14th March

Get a better grip on reality: HELP REDUCE REOFFENDING...Could you play a crucial role in victim support and reducing reoffending rates? Community Solutions Devon is looking for people to train as Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitators, helping empower stakeholders in a harmful incident to come together and resolve how to deal with the aftermath of that harm, and its implications for the future. If you are confident with great communication skills, call Melanie Lonsdale on 01752 306861    Ref 3812 MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!Have fun in Princesshay helping promote Exeter Deaf... More►

Big Volunteer: Best practice in recruitment and retention

Big Volunteer: Best practice in recruitment and retention

To mark the new year, the Big Lottery Fund is encouraging people to make a different kind of resolution and start volunteering in their local community with their Big Volunteer campaign. The Big Lottery Fund gives grants to help local communities, but it takes people, time and energy to make a big difference. To help you make the most of the Big Volunteer campaign, we’ve got some guidance and resources to help you attract new volunteers, as well as keep those who give their time with you already. Plus, if you want to see what projects Big Lottery has been supporting in your area, take a look... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 7th March

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 7th March

Your community needs you.  Here's how: MAKE A DIFFERENCE…Could you make a positive difference to the life of a child or young person? The Children’s Society is looking for people to act as independent visitors. This will be doing activities together to build a trusting relationship call Rhonda Jones on 01803 290330   Ref 3615 BRING OUT YOUR INNER CHILD!ECI is looking for volunteers to help with their holiday groups for pre-school children, encouraging children to find the resources to make what they want, rather than opening up a box that has all the supplies in one place.  If... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 22nd February

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 22nd February

From baking to bobbies - it's all here! PSSSTT, SPREAD THE WORD!If you would like to get involved with the local business community, Exeter Pound are looking for a Trading Liaison Volunteer.  They have 131 businesses signed up to accept the Exeter Pound so far, so if you could help these get the most out of it, encourage more to sign up, are interested in the local economy and like chatting to people, call Adam Rich for all the info on Exeter 01392 348105     Ref 3807 IT’S GOOD TO TALK …Balloons is looking for volunteers to train as Grief Support Workers, to offer support to... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 15th February

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 15th February

From greeting to growing - it's all here! CAN YOU OFFER A WARM WELCOME?Exeter CVS and Volunteer Centre are looking for people to join their Wellbeing Hub Welcome Team to welcome and assist all visitors to the Hub, provide information on all the different teams in the Hub, navigate visitors around the building, and take written details if staff members are unavailable.  If you are organised and systematic, with excellent communication and customer service skills, give Emily McCarthy a call on Exeter 01392 202055 to find out more   Ref 3799 GREEN FINGERS NEEDED!Passionate... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 8th February

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 8th February

Be a better human - give these folks a call: GET INVOLVED!Want a volunteering opportunity that can be flexible with timings to suit you? Interested in learning more about diabetes? Exeter Diabetes UK want to bring together a group of people who could attend local events and talk with people in general terms about diabetes We can offer you training and  on-going support so Call Geoff Poad on 01392 278168 or Julia Dinsdale on 01392 272475    Ref 3802 LETS GET DIGITAL!If you have knowledge of and enjoy the world of IT, Exeter Volunteer Centre would like to hear from you! They... More►

Quick Survey for Volunteers and Organisations: Exeter Volunteer Centre needs your help to continue!

Quick Survey for Volunteers and Organisations: Exeter Volunteer Centre needs your help to continue!

Across the country, Volunteer Centres are under threat as funding diminishes. To secure ongoing funding, it is essential that we demonstrate our impact on the local community, and produce evidence-based strategic plans for the future. To do this we need the help of every organisation and volunteer we work with, to produce accurate reporting of our strengths and weaknesses. So if you've ever used Exeter Volunteer Centre to find a volunteering role, or to recruit a volunteer to work with your charity or community group, please take five minutes to complete one of these essential surveys about... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 1st February

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 1st February

5 ways to personal filfulment... HELP RUN A LOCAL GROUP…Do you have some spare time and a skill we could use?  Exeter Diabetes Group needs people to join their friendly management committee. Meeting times and content are flexible and down to the members, so if have you publicity, marketing or fundraising experience, or simply want to help out, call Geoff Poad on 01395 278168    Ref 3780 ARE YOU GOOD WITH YOUNG PEOPLE?Silverton Youth club needs Volunteer Youth Leaders to work with young people in ways that will help develop inter-personal skills – mentoring, advice, group... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 25th January

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 25th January

5 Keys to the Portal of Dreams... HELP MAKE IT AN EVENT TO REMEMBER!Could you help Exeter & East Devon NCT make their annual Pregnancy and Baby Fair event a success and have some fun along the way? From taking a lead co-ordinating the event to liaising with exhibitors and organising the goody bags, there’s plenty to do!  However little or much you could do, Manasvi Panchal would love to hear from you on Exeter 01392 980880    Ref 3797 ARE YOU AN ADMIN WHIZZ…?Hospiscare is looking for someone to offer admin support to their Corporate Fundraising Team by updating database... More►

Is it time for doctors to prescribe volunteering..?

Is it time for doctors to prescribe volunteering..?

Struggling to stick to New Year Health Resolutions? The secret to feeling better about your lifestyle might not be the gym, but instead, volunteering. New research by the Harvard School for Public Health suggests that people who volunteer spend 38% less time in hospital. This is the first known study to examine the association between volunteering and health care use. The NHS website does indeed recommend volunteering on its Live Well pages, and doctors that have been spoken to too are entusiastic about the notion of volunteering as a way to become healthier. Katie Modha, NHS GP and founder of... More►

Balloons Charity on the BBC...

Balloons Charity on the BBC...

Balloons' Chief Exec Sara Bennett talked to David FitzGerald on BBC Radio Devon last week about the work of the charity, and how its latest funding boost will help provide invalualble support for childrena nd young people dealing with bereavement.. Click below to listen:     ... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 18th January

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 18th January

Start the New Year in style! A PART OF OUR GREAT CITY…IN LEGO!Enthusiastic about Lego? Love landmarks? Exeter Cathedral needs nimble-fingered volunteers to help with a major fundraising project – a 300K piece scale model of the Cathedral in Lego.  If you’re a friendly, positive team player with skills to share, call Andre de Mendonca on Exeter 01392 285983    Ref 3792 IT’S GOOD TO LISTEN…If you have 2 to 4 hours a week to spare and would like to offer people support, Motor Neurone Disease Association needs volunteers to train as Associate Visitors to be the main contact for... More►

IT’S GOOD TO TALK!

IT’S GOOD TO TALK!

Live in East Devon? Want to help people from different cultures learn to speak English? Then Devon Grapevine & Olive Tree Exeter has a range of roles they need help with, from teaching classes to supporting individuals and groups, helping with IT skills, and looking after learners’ children during classes.  If you have a good level of written and spoken English and want to get involved, give Paul Vass a call on 07513 641025    ... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 14th December

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 14th December

All-round pre-festive boonage: HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS….Hollywell Housing is looking for someone to visit its tenants in their homes around Devon & Cornwall, and spend time chatting to them making sure they are happy with, and are managing their tenancy.  If you are warm, friendly and perceptive, have a car, and would happy to write up notes on each visit, then Katie Sherjan can tell you more on 07989 518142     Ref 3784  DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWERS?Age UK Exeter is looking for someone to offer information and advice. If you’re happy interviewing clients in person or on the... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 7th December

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 7th December

All-round pre-festive boonage: GIVE THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS!This Christmas, hundreds international students will spend the festivities alone on a closed-down University campus. HOST UK arranges for volunteer hosts to invite a student from Christmas Eve till 27th December, turning a lonely Christmas into one of celebration and warmth.  If you could invite a student to stay for a few days at Christmas, call Kimberley Brough on 0207 739 6292  Ref 3765  IT’S GOOD TO TALK ….If you enjoy the company of older people, Age UK would like to hear from you. They are looking for people to... More►

Giving Tuesday - Get on Board!

 Giving Tuesday - Get on Board!

Letter from Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, about #GivingTuesday  On December 1st, the UK will celebrate #GivingTuesday, the global day of giving that asks everyone to show the world why it’s good to give. From making a donation or volunteering to simply spreading the word, it is a call to action for everyone who wants to give something back. The UK is one of the most generous nations in the world, with the public never failing to dig deep into their pockets or to give their time and skills for the benefit of others. #GivingTuesday represents a fantastic opportunity for us... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 30th November

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 30th November

All-round boonage: ARE YOU A WHIZZ ON THE PHONE?A varied role is on offer at Action for Blind People, speaking with our blind and partially sighted customers to build a rapport, get feedback, and help complete questionnaire. So if you are confident on the phone and have basic IT skills, then we’d love you to join our Exeter team!  Call Jo Mackinder on Exeter 01392 458060 now   Ref 3742                                                       ... More►

Aged 11 to 18? Join us for loads of PHAB fun!

Aged 11 to 18? Join us for loads of PHAB fun!

Exeter's Phab Club looking for new members!  PHAB runs fortnightly social clubs for disabled and able bodied young people, aged 11-18. Our next session will be Wednesday 2nd December - all new members are welcome!!  This is the last session of this year so it will be Christmas themed. Think snowflake making, gingerbread man decoration, Christmas decoration making, Christmas card making and much, much more!The session will be taking place in the Forum Seminar Rooms 1+2. If you want to come along, get in touch with Rosie or Izzie by phone on 07561... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 23rd November

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 23rd November

Sheer munificence: HELP US TO HELP OTHERS...If you are well-organised and enjoy being part of a friendly team, The Salvation Army needs Emergency Vehicle Support Volunteers to help clean, maintain & restock their Exeter catering vehicle.  You could also drive the vehicle and serve refreshments at events or emergency incidents. Tim Gainsford will tell you more on 01392 822100    Ref 3778                                                       ... More►

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES…

SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES…

Exeter Volunteer Centre is looking for people to help with the development of a mental health information toolkit by sharing their personal perspective on wellbeing and recovery.  You can contribute by chatting in person, on the phone or by email/online, so if you have a personal interest in mental health and would like to take part, Jo Hurry can tell you more on 01392 202055, or get in touch with Jo by email on [email protected]  Or simply pop in!   Ref 3772               ... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 9th November

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 9th November

Let us show you our Volops:   SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCES…Exeter Volunteer Centre is looking for people to help with the development of a mental health information toolkit by sharing their personal perspective on wellbeing and recovery.  You can contribute by chatting in person, on the phone or online, so if you have a personal interest in mental health and would like to take part, Jo Hurry can tell you more on 01392 202055      Ref 3772                                     ... More►

Trustees Week 2015

Trustees Week 2015

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity's work. Trustees' Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Trustees’ Week 2015 is 2–8 November, and is being officially launched at the NCVO / BWB Trustee Conference on 2 November 2015. There are just over 180,000 charities in England and Wales registered with the Charity Commission, and perhaps... More►

How to Encourage Younger Trustees

How to Encourage Younger Trustees

Blog by Ian Joseph, CEO, Trustees Unlimited This Trustees Week Trustees Unlimited is urging charities to do more to recruit ‘millennials’ (people aged 18-35 years) to their boards to stay more relevant to modern society and future proof their organisations. The ‘More to Give: London Millennials Working Towards a Better World,’   published by City Philanthropy and Cass Business School highlighted that 53% of under-35s working full time in London want to volunteer more than they do, rising to 60% in the younger 18-24 age group. However, it seems that charities are failing to attract this... More►

Celebrate Christmas Tanzania Style!

Celebrate Christmas Tanzania Style!

Looking for an alternative for your work's Christmas Event?  Then look no further... Sample African cuisine while enjoying live music, exceptional service and a breathtaking sea view - Buturi Project's 3rd Annual Safari Gala invties you to put the turkey and trimmings on hold and enjoy a Taste of Tanzania while helping to raise money for this local charity with an international reach. Judith and Julia from Buturi joined us on the CVS Radio Show last week, so let them tell you all about it by clicking below: Buturi's Safari Charity Gala Dinner is planned for Saturday 28th November 2015... More►

Exciting new Intern opportunities at Embercombe in 2016

Exciting new Intern opportunities at Embercombe in 2016

Embercombe, a charity near Exeter, is offering some fantastic intern opportunities for women and men who want to use their gifts and passion towards the emergence of a sustainable world. We’re looking for enthusiastic people to join our team as a residential Assistants’, working and living in our community in the beautiful Devoncountryside. As we come to the end of the seventh year of our apprenticeship programme we have decided to take some time to reflect on and refine it for the next seven years. In its place for 2016 we are offering some great opportunities for women and men who want to... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 2nd November

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 2nd November

Let us show you our Volops:   FUN..FUN..FUN…Do you enjoy being with young people? Westbank’s Bright Futures project needs mentors to help support young carers with challenging issues, and also to encourage them to take breaks from caring, develop new interests and have fun! If you’re a good listener, are encouraging, and willing to try new things, give Hannah Abrehart a call on 07507 791019       Ref 3344                                            ... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 26th October

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 26th October

It's the Volops: WEAR THE RED COAT WITH PRIDE!Are you passionate about our great city? Exeter Red Coat Guides needs people to train up to be volunteer tour guides.  If you are confident and enthusiastic, have good communication skills, experience of dealing with the public, and are keen to learn more of Exeter’s long history, training starts soon so call Dave Adcock on Exeter 01392 265206    Ref 3768 AN APPEALING OPPORTUNITY..?Steiner Academy Exeter Appeals Panel is seeking volunteers to become fully trained members of an independent appeal panel, constituted to hear... More►

Short Break Volunteering - It Makes SENSE!

Short Break Volunteering - It Makes SENSE!

Volunteers urgently needed! Come along and find out about Volunteering on a Sense Short Break on our open day on Saturday 17th October from 11am until 2pm at Café 55 in Northernhay Street in central Exeter. About Sense:Sense is the leading national charity that supports and campaigns for children and adults who are deafblind. Deafblindness is a term that is used to describe a combination of vision and hearing impairment.  Sense provides expert advice and information as well as specialist services to deafblind people, their families, carers and the professionals who work with... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 19th October

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 19th October

It's the Volops: ARE YOU A GOOD LISTENER?Devon Rape & Sexual Abuse Line is looking for people to answer calls on their helpline. If you have empathy with a non-judgemental attitude, possess good communication skills, and are aware of sexual abuse issues, call Cory for more information on Exeter 01392 254575    Ref 3764                                                           IT’S GOOD TO TALK!NHS Devon Speech & Language Therapy is... More►

Can You Spare 8 Hours A Month To Be Somebody's Hero..?

Can You Spare 8 Hours A Month To Be Somebody's Hero..?

Checkpoint Torbay's Independent Visitor Service has reached its 3rd anniversary, and is keen to expand its service to help even more children and young people in care get the benefit of having a trusted friend to talk to, confide in, and have fun with. Rhonda Jones joined us on her way to a recruitment evening to tell us all about it and how we can get involved. With more informal recruitment evenings coming up in November, and training planned for the end of the year, it's time to give Rhonda a call on 01803 290330 or email her at [email protected] But first, listen to... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 12th October

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 12th October

Click the play button to enter the Portal of Dreams: SHARE YOUR LOVE OF BOOKS!Can you spare a couple of hours a fortnight to lead a reading group for carers in Devon? Westbank is offering opportunities for volunteers to train as Shared Reading Group Leaders with The Reader Organisation across the county. If you are friendly and love a good yarn, Tim Collins can tell you more on 01392 824752    Ref 3720                                                   ... More►

Living Options: Devon-wide, Dynamic, Progressive, User-led Charity Seeks Trustees

Living Options: Devon-wide, Dynamic, Progressive, User-led Charity Seeks Trustees

Living Options Trustees We wish to recruit new members to our Board of Trustees. We need people who can help us achieve our mission and ensure the organisation is effectively managed. You need to be able to commit to regular attendance at Board meetings which are held quarterly in Exeter. As well as devoting the necessary time, you will have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind. We are particularly looking for people with personal experience of disability. Living Options Devon (LOD) champions needs and rights, and... More►

Whatever Your Ability - It Counts!

Whatever Your Ability - It Counts!

Exeter City FC & Devon FA run football leagues for men, women, and children with disabilities, a football cup for adults with mental health issues, and wheelchair football events. About Devon FA's Ability Counts:The Ability Counts league is for players with a disability who want to play football. The league has mens and ladies football matches, and caters for all levels of ability. Fixtures are held approximately once every six weeks during the season, with teams from across Devon playing several matches during the day at each event. Pan Disability Football for Men & Women aged 16+ Teams... More►

Investing in Partnerships for Health & Wellbeing

Investing in Partnerships for Health & Wellbeing

Have your say Who we want to hear from NCVO want to hear from people and organisations from across England who are involved in improving health, wellbeing and social care.  We want to find out more about your experiences and evidence of the contribution the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise sector can make. Local people and communities VCSE organisations (front line and infrastructure) Public sector organisations (such as local authorities, CCGs, NHS Trusts, GP practices) Partnerships – (such as Health and Wellbeing Boards, Compact Partnerships, PCC Community... More►

Make a real difference in the world

Make a real difference in the world

VOLUNTEER LISTENERS NEEDED One in five people, male and female, have suffered some form of sexual abuse or rape. For many these experiences have a deep, long-term effect - Talking anonymously to someone can help them to understand and move forward in life. Bring your sensitivity and natural listening abilities to this important work, our volunteers offer three evenings per month. We are a local charity that has listened to and helped many thousands of such callers for the last ten years. We open Tuesday to Thursday from 7-10pm. Rape & Sexual Abuse Line - Join a committed and supportive... More►

Volunteering for Exeter Pound is Priceless!

Volunteering for Exeter Pound is Priceless!

The Exeter Pound CIC is a community interest company which has launched a local currency to support independent local businesses, and develop a positive sense of community identity.  Using the Exeter Pound helps people to discover our unique and often colourful independent traders and those who sell in Exeter from the surrounding area, and it enables money to keep circulating in the area boosting employment and income, shortening supply chains and thus promoting a more sustainable and resilient economy. The volunteer will work in the Exeter Pound office in the Civic Centre under the... More►

Could You Help Give Young Carers A Brighter Future..?

Could You Help Give Young Carers A Brighter Future..?

Supporting Young Carers across Devon The Bright Futures project needs Volunteer Mentors to help YOUNG CARERS achieve their goals and feel more positive about their futures! “During my dad’s illness I struggled at college but my Mentor helped me through that and has also helped me with getting work” (young carer). Bright Futures is a Devon-wide Big Lottery funded project which provides mentors for young carers between the ages of 14 and 17. The project has been running since April 2012 and aims to build the confidence and resilience of young carers across Devon. They are... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 28th September

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 28th September

Let us show you our Volops:   FUN..FUN..FUN…Do you enjoy being with young people? Westbank’s Bright Futures project needs mentors to help support young carers with challenging issues, and also to encourage them to take breaks from caring, develop new interests and have fun! If you’re a good listener, are encouraging, and willing to try new things, give Hannah Abrehart a call on 07507 791019       Ref 3344                                              ... More►

Regulating fundraising for the future

Regulating fundraising for the future

It has been a difficult summer for charities. Negative media coverage has been to the detriment of us all. The stories picked up on failings in a relatively small number of charities, but tapped into a much wider, much stronger, public concern about how charities ask for money. Criticism has rained in from all sides and many would agree that this cannot and should not continue.During the summer, Stuart Etherington of NCVO, chaired a cross party review of fundraising regulation for the Minister for Civil Society. Throughout the course of the review many voices were heard and concerns... More►

CVS Radio: The Royal British Legion

CVS Radio: The Royal British Legion

Exeter's Royal British Legion are recruiting!  Could you be a volunteer case worker? Teena and Sue from the Armed Forces Hub joined us on the show to tell us about their support programmes, training opportunities, and how you could make a real difference to the life of ex-service men and women in need. Find out more by giving them a call on 0333 011 4210 or email [email protected]  But first, let them tell you all about it by listening to the show..   ... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 21st September

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 21st September

Click the play button to enter the Portal of Dreams: SHARE YOUR LOVE OF BOOKS!Can you spare a couple of hours a fortnight to lead a reading group for carers in Devon? Westbank is offering opportunities for volunteers to train as Shared Reading Group Leaders with The Reader Organisation across the county. If you are friendly and love a good yarn, Tim Collins can tell you more on 01392 824752    Ref 3720                                                   ... More►

Facts and Figures about the Charity Sector 10 Key Facts: There are 760,000 paid employees in the charity sector. There are... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 14th September

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 14th September

Let us show you our Volops:   HELP BRING THE MONEY IN!If you want to help young people get access to better sports equipment, facilities and coaching, Excelsior Athletic Development Club need you now! They are looking for someone who can research available funding opportunities and then apply for them. Call James Marshall for more information on 07976 306494    Ref 3765                                                          ... More►

IT’S GOOD TO TALK! If you could help people from different cultures learn to speak English, then Devon Grapevine & Olive Tree Exeter has... More►

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 7th September

Volunteering Opportunities w/c 7th September

Let us show you our Volops:   IT’S GOOD TO TALK!If you could help people from different cultures learn to speak English, then Devon Grapevine & Olive Tree Exeter has a range of roles they need help with, from teaching classes to supporting individuals and groups, helping with IT skills, and looking after learners’ children during classes.  If you have a good level of written and spoken English and want to get involved, give Paul Vass a call on 07513 641025      Ref 3764 PASSIONATE  ABOUT  FAMILY?Home-Start Exeter is looking for volunteers who could offer... More►

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