How to Help

Do you have any spare time and want to help your community?  Then this is the page for you!  Below is a list of volunteer opportunities for community groups and organisations in Brixham.

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South Devon Players Theatre & Film Company

The South Devon Players Theatre Company, based in Brixham, is a multi-awardwinning theatre company, founded 2005, specialising in stage adaptations of classical literature, history and Shakespeare, theatre training, and creating creative opportunities for people of all backgrounds and aged teens to the skys the limit.  We are actively looking for volunteers who can spare some time (arranged by discussion) to help with things like  costume making, fundraising, Grant bid writing, front of house/ greeting audience at shows, and potentially, who may be interested in helping with training classes for adults wanting to work in professional theatre.  People do need to be aged over 18, locally based, and love high-quality theatre & creativity.  To arrange an informal chat, please email Laura, the theatre company founder, on southdevonplayers@gmail.com

Brixham Museum

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We are recruiting volunteer stewards at Brixham Heritage Museum!
Can you offer 2-3 hours a week to greet visitors and make them feel welcome, sell gifts in our shop and generally shout from the rooftops how wonderful it is to have this fascinating collection open to the public in Brixham?
If this could be you, get in touch mail@brixhamheritage.org.uk
Brixham Museum is an accredited museum and a registered charity to find out more, please visit Brixham Heritage Museum

Brixham Does Care - Volunteer Opportunities

Brixham Does Care has volunteer opportunities for the following roles, befrienders and form fillers. If you are able to spare a few hours each week to befriend someone who is lonely and isolated or fill out forms for people who struggle with them, we would love to hear from you.
We are also in need of volunteers to run our cafe on Fridays, if you are interested in any of these roles, please contact us on 01803 857727 or email admin@brixhamdoescare.co.uk or pop in to our offices for a chat.

School Governor Volunteer Opportunity - Brixham

Governor Vacancies

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) has an exciting opportunity available to parents/community members to join the Torbay Regional Governing Body. This Regional Governing Body oversees the TSAT schools in the Torbay area which includes Furzeham Nursery & Primary School and Brixham College.

We are looking for individuals with a background or expertise in the following areas to join our Governing Board:

  • Finance
  • Education
  • Pupil Premium

Why should you become a Governor?

  • You can work with school leaders to make positive change for the students in your community and ensure they are receiving the best of what the Trust and Schools have to offer.
  • It is a rewarding experience.
  • You can develop your own professional skills and experience.
  • You can become a part of the wider community.
  • Meet and network with like-minded professionals.

For further information on our Trust, please visit www.tsatrust.org.uk. TSAT is committed to safe recruitment procedures and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments to this post are subject to an enhanced DBS check and Children’s Barred List check.

Torbay RGB Vacancy Education and Pupil Premium

Torbay RGB Vacancy Finance

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to discuss it further, please contact Jen Coates (Governance Manager) at governance@tsatrust.org.uk.

Pilgrim - Heritage Sailing Foundation

Benefits of Volunteering with Pilgrim

  • Participating in the conservation of Brixham’s Victorian heritage.
  • Meeting new people and tackling challenges.
  • Learning to sail a large gaff rigged 128 year old sailing vessel.
  • Learning new crafts especially traditional boat building skills.
  • Sailing the coasts of Devon, Cornwall and the Scilly Isles, Channel Islands and Britanny as volunteer crew.
  • Enhancing personal wellbeing meeting like minded people year round.
  • Improving personal fitness especially out of doors in all conditions.
  • Meeting local, national and international visitors and engaging them with our activities.
  • Hosting local children and young people and educating them about our local history.
  • Personal accident insurance included in our charity membership.

See below for more information.

Pilgrim Leaflet


Research Study - UCL Coastal Youth Life Chances

Do you live, work or volunteer in a coastal community? If so, we want to hear from you!

UCL has recently received UKRI funding to undertake a three-year study with young people, youth practitioners and policymakers in coastal towns in England and Wales. The project will focus on young people’s experiences of growing up in coastal communities, as well as older residents’ views on how their town has changed over time, and practitioners’ and policymakers’ perspectives on what your town offers young people.

We are therefore reaching out to youth practitioners and local/regional policymakers at this stage to: hear your thoughts on the opportunities available and challenges facing young people in your town and if/how things could change; and, potentially, to help us engage with local communities and involve younger and older residents in the project.

If this is of interest and you would like to learn more, please contact Sam Whewall at University College London (s.whewall@ucl.ac.uk).

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