Community self help schemes and volunteering

Information about volunteering opportunities and schemes for town and parish councils, community self help groups and individuals wanting to volunteer.

Highway Self Help

The Highways Self Help Scheme allows trained volunteers to complete minor works at a safe distance from the public highway. Read more >

Community Transport volunteers

Across Devon people are involved with keeping Community Transport on the road. Volunteers get people out and about through Community Car Schemes, Ring & Ride and Community Buses. Read more >

The Council for Voluntary Service (CVS)

Advises organisations about good volunteering practices and advertises volunteering opportunities in a consistent way helping volunteers and organisations find each other. Read more >

Active Devon – Devon Volunteer Centre

Active Devon Champions Network, gives direct access to volunteering opportunities, rewards and discounts, along with the latest courses and qualifications most suited to you. Read more >

Snow Warden Scheme

Trained volunteers act as a key contact between the local community and Devon County Council during severe weather and manage tasks such as spreading grit and clearing snow. Read more >

Parish Paths Partnership Scheme

A scheme to help people improve the condition of their local rights of way, keeping them open and used properly. Volunteers upgrade and re-open paths by undertaking practical work such as vegetation clearance, repairing stiles and waymarking. Read more >

Road Warden Scheme

Trained volunteers complete minor maintenance works in the vicinity of the public highway. Volunteers carry out weed clearance; sign cleaning, grass and hedge cutting to small pothole and surface defect repairs. Read more >