Volunteering can be great fun and you can make a real difference not only to others, but also to yourself.

There are lots of different ways you can get involved in volunteering right here in North Devon and the Volunteer Centre is here to help.

You can use our volunteer recruitment website, Volunteer Connect. This allows you to:

  • Sign up and create your profile – a quick and easy process 
  • Edit your profile and preferences 
  • Search for suitable volunteer roles in North Devon 
  • Login and see invitations from organisations to apply for positions.


Click here to go to Volunteer Connect 

If you are thinking about becoming a trustee, or already are one please click here for more information and guidance.

Opportunity of the Month


NYAS | National Youth Advocacy Service


The National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a rights based charity which operates across England and Wales for children, young people and adults.

Volunteer Independent Visitor

Location: Devon

Could you volunteer and make a difference to a local young person in care?


An Independent Visitor is an adult volunteer who provides support and friendship to a young person in care. This involves establishing a long term supportive relationship where the young person will have the opportunity to develop their interests, learn new skills and built their self-esteem.

We are looking to recruit volunteers to support young people who are under Local Authority care in Devon.


You do not need any special qualifications, but we are looking for dedicated people of all ages who are comfortable with befriending and being a good role model for a child or young person who may have experienced difficult times during their childhood. We ask that you are able to commit to a few hours once per month for a minimum of 2 years.

This is a worthwhile opportunity where you will make a positive difference to the life of a vulnerable young person, become part of a leading national children's charity, gain valuable experience, meet new people and have fun!

An interview and selection process including an enhanced DBS check and references are required for this role. Please have a look at the role description above, which explains more about the skills needed for this role and the activities involved.

 To apply, please click on the apply button at the top of this page where you will be asked to upload a CV and complete a very short application form.

If you have any questions, or if you need any help applying, please contact Simon Heyes on 07767168481