Two women walking along smiling, one provides on arm guiding to the other who is holding a long cane

Volunteers Needed to Help Change Lives for People Living with Sight Loss

Authored by Francesca Guide Dogs
Posted: Wed, 07/24/2019 - 8:37am

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association needs volunteers to help improve the confidence and independence of people with a visual impairment. Some of those hoping for a volunteer have been waiting for several months, so getting involved could really help change someone’s life.

Bernie & Yee-King in 2017

Volunteer and Rock Out at Retro festival for FREE

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/11/2019 - 10:45am

LOVE LIVE music? Love the 80s? Then why not volunteer at Let’s Rock retro festival this summer and enjoy the event for free?

By signing up to do a four-hour shift with festival charity partner, Child Bereavement UK, selling wristbands and raffle tickets on the day, you will be able to not only help a great cause, but also enjoy the festival free of charge. Let’s Rock Exeter will take place at Powderham Castle on June 29th and will include live performances from The Human League, Billy Ocean, Belinda Carlisle and many more.

Children’s Hospice South West needs volunteers

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 04/09/2019 - 5:57pm

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW), which runs Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell, has been celebrating the work of its dedicated community volunteers while searching for more to join.

A few weeks ago the hospice ran its annual Friends Group Conference. This event gave various members of Little Harbour’s fundraising team and care team the opportunity to thank community volunteers from Cornwall, Plymouth and the surrounding areas for their hard work. They were also updated on the focusses of the charity for the next year.

Photo: National Trust/John Millar

Call for volunteers at Castle Drogo

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 04/09/2019 - 6:52am

Castle Drogo is calling for volunteers at an exciting time in the castle’s history as the project to make it watertight starts to reach its conclusion. 

More volunteers than ever are needed to share Castle Drogo’s stories and become part of the team, whether for a couple of hours to spare or to volunteer more regularly.

Ludwell Community Orchard tree planting

Event Date: 
13/01/2019 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Community Orchard, Ludwell Valley Park

All welcome to relaxed, friendly morning, planting fruit and nut trees in the community orchard in Ludwell Valley Park.

Come to help or just to see what we are up to.

Hot drinks and cakes - free for volunteers, for donation to others.

Visit www.ludwelllife.org.uk/events or https://www.facebook.com/LudwellLife/ for more information


Volunteer day at The Donkey Sanctuary’s Paccombe Farm

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Sun, 10/28/2018 - 6:35am

The Donkey Sanctuary is inviting volunteers to join them at Paccombe Farm near Sidmouth on Wednesday 7 November, to help carry out essential conservation work.

Inspirational Exeter volunteers win Diabetes UK Inspire Award

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 07/09/2018 - 10:07pm

Two women from Exeter who run a coffee morning, and a group that supports families affected by diabetes in the city have scooped volunteering awards from leading charity Diabetes UK.

Gillian Epton and Jean Duddridge, who hold a monthly coffee morning in Exeter Cathedral Cafe in aid of the charity, and the Diabetes UK Exeter Snack Pack Group, which organises an array of activities for children with Type 1 diabetes, both received trophies at the 2018 South West Inspire Awards, held at the Castle Hotel in Taunton, Somerset.

Guide Dogs celebrates amazing volunteers!

Authored by Francesca Guide Dogs
Posted: Sat, 06/30/2018 - 9:31am

There are around two million people living with sight loss in the UK. Guide Dogs aims to support people with a visual impairment to keep their independence and maintain their lifestyles. There are lots of different services on offer, ranging from our most well-known service, the guide dogs, through to children and young people’s services, technology, and our volunteering services such as My Guide.

Citizens Advice Exeter thanks volunteers for making a huge difference to people’s lives

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Fri, 06/01/2018 - 1:27pm

Leading local advice charity, Citizens Advice Exeter, is celebrating its volunteers who dedicate their time to solving people’s problems and making a difference to their lives.

Volunteers Week, which runs from 1-7 June, recognises the contribution that volunteers across the UK make, and the charity is highlighting the work of its own team, which helps people in the community struggling with debt, housing, benefit and employment issues among other issues.

New scheme gives Exeter’s young people the chance to turn into tech ninjas

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 05/11/2018 - 10:28am

Devon has been selected as one of two parts of the UK to host a new initiative which will see thousands of the county’s 87,000 7-17 year-olds get together to learn to code and create with technology in a fun creative environment in Devon and Torbay Libraries.