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Sophie Allen recently spent a year volunteering with Project Trust in Nepal after finishing her A levels. In the following account she shares some of her experiences and insights into a very different culture which she found hard to leave at the end more

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Margaret Garton has spent a large part of her life serving the community in voluntary roles. However, for the most part her roles have not been what you might consider conventional volunteering. Practical volunteering tasks have never been Margaret’ more

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Bryan Podmore has been a key volunteer and trustee with TASS for many years – he explained to Nichola why his work with TASS has become so important to him… Born in the small Welsh village of Maerdy nestled in the Rhondda Valley, Bryan had a charmed more

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Join our National Park Rangers on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10am – 3pm, reviving and conserving the fascinating Roborough Down area. Given the rich history and expanse of the Roborough area, there are always a variety of activities on of more

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West Devon has a great reputation for being strongly community-minded and big-hearted. People volunteer for many different reasons and are all aware that the benefits are huge, for themselves as well as for the groups they are helping. Volunteers are more

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Tidy Tavi is a local litter-picking group that has been tidying the streets of Tavistock once a month since October 2011. Winners of a Royal Horticultural Society level 4 Britain in Bloom award this year, the group was described as being ‘thriving’. more

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Tavistock has a wealth of wonderful cafés, one of the lesser known is the Lower Deck Café in Russell Street. Available every Friday from 10am until 2pm it can be found underneath the Tavistock United Reformed Church, in the Lower Deck hall. Run entir more

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Princetown resident, Derek Collins, a volunteer for the Dartmoor Preservation Association (DPA), recently won the individual category of the National Parks UK Volunteer Awards for his tireless work across Dartmoor National Park. He was thrilled to re more

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If you love the outdoors and you’re looking for somewhere to volunteer with a bit of friendly camaraderie, then South West Lakes Trust’s Burrator Discovery Centre might be just what you need. SWLT Burrator volunteers won first prize at the Dartmoor A more

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The recently launched local community scheme has been selected to receive a £10,000 grant from The Big Lottery Fund. Brentor & Moor Compassionate Neighbours scheme is the first of its kind in Devon and Cornwall and it works closely with St Luke’s Hos more

We have had a very busy year with a huge increase in requests for transport, this puts enormous pressure on both our volunteers and administration staff. We are always looking for new volunteers, if you could spare an hour or so a week we would love more

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The Devon Home Library Service provided by the Royal Voluntary Service is a free service delivered on behalf of Libraries Unlimited which is responsible for library service provision in Devon. Books are delivered by volunteers in a variety of formats more

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Dartmoor is a superb recreational area for a host of sports, but what happens when something goes wrong? Emily Woodhouse joined the Dartmoor Search and Rescue Team for Tavistock as a trainee two years ago, and after passing her final assessment in Ja more

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The recently-launched Brentor & Moor Compassionate Neighbours scheme, serving the rural area just north of Tavistock, is now established and working closely with St Luke’s Hospice and the statutory health sector, as part of an integrated approach to more

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