Council chief praises the dedication of Team Devon

Authored by News Desk

Hundreds of council workers in Devon are operating as another emergency service during the coronavirus crisis according to county council leader John Hart, who has praised their dedication.

"I couldn't be more proud of the way staff have responded to the crisis in so many different ways over the past few weeks," he said.

"Team Devon is on the front line of the battle against...

Volunteers needed now for Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal in Devon

Authored by Mary

Marie Curie, the UK’s leading charity for people living with a terminal illness and their families, is urgently calling for volunteers in Devon to give just two hours of their time to hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins, in return for donations.

Volunteers will be supporting the Great Daffodil Appeal – Marie Curie’s biggest fundraising campaign, held every March.


Volunteer opportunities now available at The Box

Authored by Mary

Would you like to volunteer at The Box? The city’s brand new museum, art gallery and archive is set to open in the spring and people are being invited to get involved.

Volunteering is a great way to contribute to something you’re passionate about and gain industry experience. Three different volunteer opportunities are currently available, all of which involve providing support to...

Grow, Share, Prepare to kick-start food careers in Plymouth

Authored by Tamar Grow Local

Tamar Grow Local are looking for volunteers in Plymouth interested in a future career in the food industry.

Grow, Share, Prepare is a project where jobseekers will gain a wide-range of skills working with different businesses, restaurants and chefs in Plymouth and play a key role in helping to develop a market-ready prepared meal made from seasonal local produce. The ‘ready-meal’ will...

Volunteers wanted for UK’s biggest Christmas food collection

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Kind-hearted volunteers are being sought in Plymouth to help with a nationwide food collection to help people in need this Christmas.

Leading food charities FareShare and The Trussell Trust are looking for members of the public to help man donation points at larger Tesco stores from Thursday, November 30 to Saturday, December 2 as part of the Tesco Food Collection.

The annual...

Christmas volunteering at Saltram

Authored by Mary

There are opportunities to get more involved at Saltram this winter with the introduction of new Christmas Guides. These roles are great chance to join a growing family of volunteers and take part in the festivities, without having to commit a lot of time.

Saltram is becoming an ever more popular destination for Christmas. Last year saw the launch of ‘Enchanted Saltram’ with late...

Royal Marines Cadet Force appeals for volunteers

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Plymouth Royal Marines Cadets are sharing the wonders of volunteering.

The local Royal Marines Cadet detachments provides training to cadets aged 13 – 18, and provide training In field craft, camping, skill at arms training, boatwork and many more.

The detachment is run by volunteers, who train in various specialisation’s and provide the young people with essential life skills...

Volunteers needed to help blind community in Devon

Authored by Mary

A national charity is appealing for volunteers to come forward and help the blind people it supports in the Exeter and Plymouth areas.

British Wireless for the Blind Fund (BWBF) provides specially adapted audio equipment to visually impaired people across the UK.

The charity is looking for radio support volunteers, whose role would be to visit people with sight loss in their...

Second Sunday Volunteering – Working on Historic Dartmoor Watercourse

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Join Simon Lee, our National Park Ranger, on his monthly volunteer outings to assist in the important restoration and maintenance of the Haytor area. This month we will be working on a special historical feature, Haytor’s reservoir leat. The work will take place on Sunday 13 November, starting at 10:30 and finishing at 3:30.

Some History

Haytor reservoir leat is marked on the...

Volunteers needed to work on historic tramway

Authored by Mary

Join Dartmoor National Park Ranger Simon Lee on Sunday 10 July as he leads a team of volunteers to continue working on the popular Templer Way walking route near Haytor. The day runs from 10:30 until 3:30 and starts at the National Park Visitor Centre, Haytor.

The Templer Way follows the route by which granite was taken from the quarries in the Haytor area during the 1800s on an 18...


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