Volunteering at our Mid Devon Children's Centres

What Can I do?

Volunteering  opportunities:-


Admin Volunteer

Provide support covering reception, answering the phone, photocopying and other admin tasks.

 Crèche Assistant

Support our child development team in providing a calm, safe environment for children to enjoy play.

 Play Assistant Volunteer

Work with our Child Development Team to help set up suitable activities for our universal play sessions.

 New- Family Support Volunteer

Help support families both practically and emotionally.

  New - Parent Helper

Help with sign-posting, setting up and tidying away at toddler groups or centre sessions.


What you can expect from us:

·         Full induction/ training

·         Regular support and supervision

·         Ongoing training


What are the benefits for you?

·         Meet new people

·         Have fun

·         Gain skills and experience for your CV

·         Reference for any future job/ work  can be provided

·         Build confidence

·         Support others

What we ask of you:


·         To be open and friendly to all our families

·         Be honest and respectful of others

·         To take part in any training for the role

·         To help promote the Children’s Centre in your community

·         To be willing to learn


What our Volunteers say:

“I have been provided with constant support and encouragement and also the understanding that volunteering for the Children’s Centre is a 2 way thing”.


“I have gained confidence in myself, attended various courses and made the decision to get a qualification in childcare.  In a nutshell, a very positive, worthwhile way to give your time”.


“My initial reasons for volunteering were to gain confidence and experience of being in the workplace, and also to give something back to the service which has been a major support, and dare I say it, lifeline, to my family over the years”. 


“I feel that I have gained being part of a team, feeling a sense of worth and improved self-esteem”.


“Since I became a volunteer, I feel like a different person. I have developed new skills such as how to interact with new people and my confidence has improved. Volunteering here has even given me new ideas about parenting my own child”


Volunteer application process:

·         Apply online (Support available)

·         Informal interview

·         References taken

·         DBS check

·         Training

·         Start Volunteering

This sounds a lot but support is given at

every stage


What to do next?

If you are interested in finding out more about our opportunities and how we can support you please contact:


Anna Adcock

Volunteer Co-ordinator

01884 35993 or email:

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or click on the link below to fill out our online volunteer application form. 


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