For Current Vacancies, please see Latest News

Hello and welcome to our website which we hope you will find interesting and informative.

Our Vision for East Devon

Our Vision is of a happy and healthy East Devon where organisations, people and communities work together
to ensure that everyone can lead full lives.

Our Vision for Action East Devon

Our Vision is a strong and independent organisation working collaboratively to find ways of improving health,
wellbeing and quality of life in East Devon.

Our Mission

Action East Devon works with people, communities and organisations to develop solutions that improve health, wellbeing and quality of life in East Devon, particularly for our most vulnerable individuals.

We do this by:-

¨ Continually growing our understanding of East Devon’s people and communities

¨ Working with local people and groups to meet their needs

¨ Developing projects, services and partnerships that have real impact

¨ Encouraging and supporting voluntary and community action

¨ Supporting, promoting and speaking up for voluntary organisations, community groups and social enterprises

Our Values

Everything we do at Action East Devon is underpinned by our values:-

Our organisation:-  Inclusive; People-focused; Collaborative; Independent.

Our approach:-        Responsive; Quality-driven; Enterprising; Cost-effective.

Our people:-            Knowledgeable; Committed; Supportive; Empowering.


We work across Devon with many organisations and are partners in Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) a partnership of 6 CVS, for the benefit of local groups 

As a Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) we offer advice and information on a wealth of topics, including funding, governance, resource hire, training and we offer additional activities to support networking across East Devon. We support over 280 local charities and community groups to grow, develop and flourish with their activities.

Our Volunteer Centre provides a matching service for those seeking opportunities and organisations requiring volunteers, we currently have 300 people looking for suitable vacancies to match their skills and others requirements.

Action East Devon also act as a voice for the local voluntary and community sector with statutory agencies.

Our projects include  The Devon Carers Centre,  Axe Valley Visiting Scheme , The Project , Branching Out

We hope that you find the information on here useful, however what we would really like to do is talk to you call us to discuss how we can help!

Current Vacancies: 

Trustees - Role description available here  (Voluntary position)


For more information, please contact Sandra Chapman on 01404 549045 or email sandra.chapman@edvsa.org.uk  


Read the latest Newsletter from The Project online now  

The Norman Family Charitable Trust, based in Fore Street, Exmouth, has striven to provide for the people of the town and the county for nearly four decades since the sale of the Norman Cash and Carry business. 

Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) have recently released current information on the Voluntary Sector in East Devon

Action East Devon is a member of NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action)

Charity Number 1134611 | Company Number 7035905