Volunteer with us
Here at EDP, we do things together and we are extremely grateful for our volunteers. There are lots of different types of roles volunteers can choose to do with EDP, depending both on what our service areas need and the experience and skills you have. You can choose to volunteer in the community or prison setting, with our Devon-based service, Together or our Dorset-based service, Reach. Additionally, in Devon we offer the opportunity to participate in Timebanking, a way of earning credits for every hour of your time you give through volunteering and in exchange receiving time back from others. At EDP we wholeheartedly believe in the benefits of building connections in the community and see Timebanking as a way to build these connections through sharing time and skills.
Once you have made the decision to apply to be a volunteer with EDP please follow the appropriate link below and fill in an application form. Our volunteer and mentor team will then be in touch.
I decided to get involved in volunteering for HMP Exeter. From day one everyone has made me feel welcome. The team are fantastic in what they do, and really care about their clients. I have learned plenty of new skills, and gained lots of knowledge throughout the past year, and different experiences.
The service that they provide is a very valuable one, offering support, guidance and clinical observations, undertaking assessments and aiming to help each individual client, respective of their own different needs. They truly want the best for each person that they see, and aim to help them in anyway that they can. I have loved my time here, and would recommend volunteering here to others, it certainly is a valuable and rewarding experience.
– An EDP volunteer