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Hi, I’m Kate, I am the Volunteer Coordinator for One Ilfracombe and Ilfracombe Town Council.

I am in the office Monday – Thursday from 915-1445Kate Shimmell (2)

I’m here to help and support you if you wish to volunteer in Ilfracombe Town Council and One Ilfracombe projects. I will find opportunities that will bring benefits to you and to the work you want to support.

Why Volunteer?

Whilst you’ll want to make a real difference when you volunteer, it’s not just about what you can do for others. Volunteers get a lot out of the experience too. We believe that good volunteering is rewarding for everyone involved.

Here are some of the things that volunteering can do for you:

Give your CV a boost – A recent survey of some of the UK’s leading businesses and 73%* said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t

Get back into work – It’s a great way to get a reference and fill gaps in your work experience. You can also try out different types of work to get a taster – which can really help you if you’re looking for a job or want to change direction.

Improve your health – While you’re busy giving back to your community you could also be getting healthier!  Research  has found that volunteering can do everything from helping you to sleep better to boosting your immune system.

Meet new people – you’ll probably meet people from different cultures and backgrounds that you might not normally.  Volunteering with people who are as passionate about a project as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.

Source: Timebank/*Reed Employment

Current Volunteering Opportunities?


We are very pleased that we will be having monthly cleans on the first Thursday of every month throughout the Summer (4th June, 2nd July, 6th August, 3rd September, 1st October)

PLEASE come along on the day and get involved and tell your friends!!!

Click here to download our poster ……………. Monthly Beach cleans


We are looking for some new learners and volunteer “trainers” for our next Connect Online sessions. Our trainers should be computer literate with experience in popular software and applications. They will need patience and have the ability to adapt as the training is tailored to the needs of the individual learner and is delivered at a pace that suits them.

1 hour per week (or more if you’d like) based at Ilfracombe Library.

Please contact me for more information or click here to read more Volunteer Opportunity Profile – Connect Online helper


The Out of the Blue project in partnership with the fire and rescue services is designed to give young people access to the expertise of the local uniformed services. The programme is for 12 to 16 year olds and will include sessions on first aid, safety in the home, use of fire equipment and living with healthy life styles. There will also be activities which develop team building, leadership skills and citizenship.

We need helpers who will assist and support the cadets through the project. Thursdays at 3.45pm – 6pm

Interested? Click here for more details or get in touch Volunteer Opportunity Profile – Out of the Blue helper 

How to Volunteer?

Please download a copy of the volunteering form which can be printed out – CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD VOLUNTEERING FORM


Kate Shimmell  01271 855300 Kate.shimmell@northdevon.gov.uk