Where can I volunteer in North Devon?

Where can I volunteer in North Devon?

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.

Opportunities of the Month


Volunteer Police Cadet Leader, Barnstaple

Devon and Cornwall Police are looking for Volunteers to help support the Volunteer Police Cadet (VPC) groups who volunteer within their local communities, attending various events throughout the year and helping with the smooth running of weekly sessions at their local police station.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to use their personal qualities and skills within their community and learn, alongside our Police Cadets, how Devon and Cornwall Police operate. It is a great chance to support the delivery of awareness sessions to help cadets learn legislation and policies, attend events to promote positive community engagement and inspire young people to become good citizens and build their confidence as they become young adults.

As a VPC Leader, you will need to be friendly and approachable and be open to learning new skills and information that can be shared with others. Specific qualifications are not essential, however previous experience of working with young people (13-18yrs old) and using social media is advantageous. There is also a requirement to understand and respect diversity and equality and be a confident communicator.

While performing the role of a VPC Leader, you will gain valuable skills and qualities which can be applied in a variety of situations, you will feel part of a team, you will build a ‘feel good’ factor as a volunteer for the police and there may also be the opportunity for you to gain qualifications and knowledge whilst supporting the leadership of the VPC group.

Please visit the VPC website for further information on the cadets and the website for Devon and Cornwall Police for more details about the role. Closing date: Thursday 8 July 2021

Independent Remuneration Panel Member

North Devon Council is seeking to appoint one new Member to its Independent Remuneration Panel.

North Devon Council comprises 42 Councillors who are elected to determine the policies and priorities of the Council. Councillors undertake a wide range of roles and receive a basic allowance, and sometimes a special responsibility allowance, in accordance with the Council’s Members’ Allowances Scheme. Although primarily concerned with determining payment to Councillors, the scheme may also provide for allowances to be paid to a small number of non elected, co-opted Members.

In accordance with the legislative requirements, North Devon Council has established an Independent Remuneration Panel to advise the Council on its Scheme for Members' Allowances and the nature and level of allowances to be paid. The Council must have regard to this advice when reviewing or amending its scheme.

To be eligible you should:

  • Know the area well along with its broad community issues

  • Be impartial and committed to accountability, honesty, openness and equality

  • Have a good understanding of local government and the role of Members.

  • Meetings will be held as and when required but at least annually

    Further details including person specification and application form available from the North Devon Council website Closing date 23 July 2021