For Current Vacancies, please see Latest News

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

EDVSA’s Vision
EDVSA’s vision is of a happier, healthier district, where strong and inclusive communities work together to create a better East Devon.  

EDVSA’s  Mission
EDVSA works with people and communities in East Devon, helping them to thrive.  We do this by working together to:

  • Meet needs through community led activity.
  • Support and promote voluntary organisations and community groups.
  • Develop effective partnerships that improve and extend services.
  • Provide an independent voice for the voluntary and community sector.

Currently based in Cranbrook, EDVSA has been supporting local communities in East Devon to thrive for over 15 years. 

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.

EDVSA 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  


EDVSA is in an exciting phase of business development under new leadership and are looking for an experienced, senior manager with excellent strategic income generation and project management skills. Our Business Development Manager will be key to supporting and developing new and existing EDVSA services and increasing our income base.

EDVSA is looking to recruit an experienced in house Graphic/Web-designer professional to contribute to the delivery of our marketing objectives. This position is being offered on an employed basis but may suit freelancers and self-employment applications will be considered. 

EDVSA has received a grant of £40,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project to capture people's memories of life in Axminster during World War Two. 

East Devon Council for Voluntary Service is a member of NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action),
VE (Volunteering England) and NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations)

Charity Number 1134611 | Company Number 7035905