About Us

East Devon Volunteer Support Agency is a company limited by guarantee (number 07035905) and a registered charity (number 1134611) with an area of benefit covering East Devon.

Our Member organisations include representatives from local voluntary and community groups and statutory agencies across East Devon and we have over 280 registered and member organisations and over 300 volunteers registered through the Volunteer Centre.

EDVSA works with a wide range of partners and its activities are supported by a wide range of funding bodies. Core CVS and VC activity is principally funded by Devon County Council, East Devon District Council and the Devon Primary Care Trust.

Additionally, we hold contracts/projects that are funded separately and cover the county, these include Devon Carers  (in partnership with Exeter CVS and Westbank) and Be Involved Devon (in partnership with Exeter CVS).

EDVSA's board of Directors has overall responsibility for the development of the organisation and its services. Our day to day activities are managed and delivered by a committed team of staff and volunteers.

EDVSA is a member of NAVCA, NCVO and Volunteering England.

Our annual report can be found on our Services section.

Aims and Objectives 

“Ideas into Action for the people and places of East Devon” 

EDVSA exists to support the growth and wellbeing of the people, primarily but not exclusively, in the East Devon area. We deliver outcomes against our specific aims mainly though our two core functions as a Council for Voluntary Services and also as a Volunteer Centre. We do this by helping and supporting voluntary sector and community groups to flourish in the following ways: 

  • Support, promote and develop local community action and improve the environment in which it operates
  • Develop, support and promote volunteering in East Devon and its surrounding area
  • Enable liaison within the voluntary and community sector in East Devon
  • Maintain and develop strategic partnerships and representation of the voluntary and community sector
  • Assist voluntary and community sector organisations to meet the needs of the East Devon community and help it thrive

In carrying out our work, EDVSA will seek to challenge all forms of oppression and inequality and to give priority to working with people whose full participation in society is limited by economic, political and social disadvantage.


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

Charity Number 1134611 | Company Number 7035905