Young Volunteers

Lifeworks is keen to involve young volunteers across all of our community projects – you might have a skill you want to share; be a brilliant surfer, DJ or footballer. You might have skills you want to learn; how to enable; plan and participate. Your starting point might be you want to gain work experience and improve your CV – but we hope once you’ve come on board you’ll gain a whole heap more through involvement.

“I did enjoy volunteering for the group I was with and the group were nice and supportive and I really liked working with them and try new activities like coasteering.” Young Volunteer, Summer School 2016


As a Lifeworks Young Volunteer you will have access to community projects training opportunities e.g. First Aid and Communication training; participate in the delivery of extraordinary events e.g. Breaking the Barrier and the Lifeworks Young Peoples Summer Ball and inform the development of our programme e.g. The Young Film Makers commissioned in 2017 by the Arts Council to make a short art film for Channel 4 Random acts.

“I had the time of my life over that weekend. This whole project felt like a once in a lifetime opportunity that I’ll treasure forever. Fingers crossed it gets aired on Channel 4!” Young Film Maker 2017

This summer Lifeworks has been supported by Active Devon and the Arts Council to enable learning disabled young volunteers undertake formal qualifications which will enable them to participate as leaders across Lifeworks Community Projects.

5 Young people have undertaken the BCU1* Canoe Award and 5 young people have completed their Bronze Arts Award  – all of these young people are supporting the development of future community events including a new arts festival for Dartington called Ordinary Art.

“This is our chance to take the next step” Lifeworks Young Volunteer, Summer 2017

Lifeworks has also begun to work in partnership with Newton Abbot Town and GWR Museum to enable learning disabled young people to inform the design of their new museum space scheduled to open in 2020.

If you have an interest in getting involved in Lifeworks Young Volunteers Programme please email: or phone: 01803 861 060

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Young Film Makers