Volunteering in Health is a charity based in Teignbridge, Devon which aims to improve the wellbeing of local people – patients, carers, and volunteers alike. We aim to keep our clients living as safely, independently as happily as possible, for as long as possible. We cover Teignmouth, Dawlish, Chudleigh, Bishopsteignton, Holcombe, and Shaldon. See a short video about what we do here.
View our 2016-17 Annual Report here.
Volunteering in Health is registered with the Charity Commission, our registered charity number is 1136804.
Support for Clients
We offer a range of services for clients, including transport to and from hospital and other medical appointments, and a befriending service which is especially helpful for people who are not able to get out and about much and are feeling lonely. We also hold regular Coffee Mornings, and a Memory Café and Reminiscence Sessions. We have regular trips out to some of the local tourist attractions; these are very popular and a great way for clients to socialise.
Our Carers Meetings are held monthly and are very informal, giving carers a chance to get away from their caring responsibilities for a little while and relax. Our trips are also very popular with Carers.
Become a Volunteer
We have a huge range of voluntary opportunities available, and will always do our best to identify an opportunity that fits your skills and interests. This could be befriending, driving, administration, fundraising, events planning, marketing… We have a fantastic team of volunteers, who know the benefits of volunteering for themselves as well as for the community, so why not come and join them!
Home Help Service
Our Home Help Service is designed to help patients keep their independence, so that they can stay living at home for as long as possible. The service could include cleaning, basic DIY, gardening, shopping. Please get in touch also if you would be interested in providing any of these services.
Supporting patients from these GP surgeries:
- Teignmouth Medical Practice
- Channel View Surgery (Bishopsteignton, Teignmouth, Chudleigh)
- Teign Estuary Medical Group (Riverside/Glendevon)
- Richmond House (Teignmouth)
- Barton (Dawlish and Dawlish Warren)
- Kingsdown Clinic (Teignmouth)
- Tower House (Chudleigh)