Make a Difference in the North Devon Community

North Devon Voluntary Services is an independent charity based in Barnstaple, providing support and specialist advice to voluntary organisations and social enterprises in our local area. Our mission is to strengthen and champion the work of local organisations by representing, developing and supporting voluntary and community action. Ultimately, we help those who do good, do better! Here you can find an overview of our services, useful information and resources, and our latest news. You can also see details of workshops, forums and events we have planned for those working in the voluntary sector. We want our website to be a hub for anyone working in or supporting North Devon’s voluntary sector, so don’t hesitate to let us know ways in which we can make it useful to you.


COVID-19 Update

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? For enquiries related to volunteers or volunteering in response to Coronavirus, please contact Claire on tel: 07947 524501, click here or e-mail: For all other enquiries please contact Karen Evans at or tel: 01271 816680. NDVS has temporarily closed its office however all our staff are still here to support you and can be reached via email.

Check out our NDVS NEWS BULLETINS here containing the latest training, support, guidance and funding info and get in touch to join our mailing list:

NDVS Coronavirus Support Guidance:

Video Resources:

Here are four local short information films you might find useful. As the safety guidance is constantly changing some of the advice may be out of date (eg the recommendation to volunteer in pairs where possible) but the main points covered are still relevant. Click to view the appropriate video for you:

Mutual Aid Groups:

All across the country, people are organising into informal groups of volunteers in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in order to help and support people in their local areas. If you are interested in joining or setting up a mutual aid group and want some advice and support, you may want to check out Mutual Aid information and Advice

Carers Information:

Devon Digital Carers online resource library


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