Volunteering opportunities in the Blackdown Hills and surrounds
Why not join in and offer some help – from community initiatives to free learning opportunities there are so many ways to get out and about in the Blackdown Hills and surrounds, enjoy the countryside, meet new people and visit new places, get some fresh air and excercise. Best of all you will come home with a real sense of satisfaction having been part of something that changes where we live and helps the landscape, wildlife or community we live in – see below for just a few ideas!
Blackdown Support Group
The Blackdown Support Group cares for young and old, for those in need of extra help when sick or suffering from accidents, disabilities or advancing years. We have approximately 90 volunteers and cover 200 square miles. We provides transport to and from health appointments, respite for carers, lunch and tea clubs, help with forms and a mentoring scheme and we have foot care clinics in Hemyock. We have wheelchairs for short term use and a specially converted vehicle for hire capable of carrying a wheelchair-bound passenger plus one escort and driver. Can be self driven by anyone over 25 years of age or by a volunteer. Anyone can use the Group. If you need help or can spare some time to help others in your community ring 01823 681036 or see our current Volunteering opportunities
Blackdown Hills AONB Volunteering opportunities
East Devon District Council Volunteering opportunites
Do It – volunteering website
Join a local group and if they need help, they often do, whether you have a specific skill set to offer or just enthusiam, or become a parish councillor, or Neighbourhood Plan committee member, whatever your interests you will find something just right.
Or why not start your own community initiative, project or community run enterprise – it could be litter picking, a swimming pool or a community orchard? What ever you have in mind do talk to the parish council we might just be able to help you set up with a little funding, or signpost you for more help!