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Online platform launched to help charities source local furloughed workers as volunteers

Authored by Mary

With the UK charity sector estimated to be facing a £4 billion loss in the next 12 weeks and 50% of all businesses putting most of their staff on furlough as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Freestyle , a Midlands-based digital product studio - has launched a unique service helping charities connect and find support from local businesses and its furloughed workers, Charity...

Devon Scrubs – Volunteer army pitching in across Devon to support PPE stocks for health and care staff

Authored by News Desk

A VOLUNTEER army of more than 150 volunteers are working from home across Devon to provide vital PPE back up for local NHS and healthcare front liners after a community fundraising appeal netted more than £2,000 in just one week.

Across Devon, the talented crew of craftspeople are stitching and cutting around the clock to provide essential scrubs, laundry bags, and headbands, as well...

Villagers in South Brent show unrelenting kindness

Authored by Mary

Villagers in South Brent have come together to support each other in response to the Coronavirus crisis. A month ago, a group of villagers and representatives from local organisations and businesses made a plan to help those self-isolating and experiencing financial hardship in the village and local parishes.

In a matter of days, villagers had volunteered to support community efforts...

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.

In...

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

Authored by News Desk

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

Authored by News Desk

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...

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