Welcome to Totnes Alive!

Helping you celebrate and strengthen our community spirit

Welcome to Totnes Alive! – the directory of all the opportunities to get involved in this vibrant town.

It’s easy to get involved

We are here to make it easy for anyone and everyone to make a difference around Totnes and around the world by taking part in community activities, events, voluntary groups, charities or campaigns.

Doing what you love

Please look around the site to discover more about what you would enjoy getting involved in that helps make life better for our local and global community.
Our community spirit means there are all kinds of opportunities no matter what your passion, skills or circumstances.
Whether you love helping people one to one, being part of a team, working outside, contributing quietly from home or using a specific skill there’s something here for you.
Every one of us has something to offer our community and planet.

Making a difference that matters to you

Do you care about the climate emergency, threats to wildlife or plastic pollution?
Would you like to support people facing poor health, inequality, poverty or isolation?
Would you like to help make your community safer, more welcoming or better cared for?
Whatever interests you, there is something here for you to do.

Following your inclination

We all get that gentle nudge to do something now and again, often followed by a zillion reasons why we can’t or it’s not enough. But whether we are nudged to make a cake for a poorly neighbour or set up a new global movement, it’s all equally helpful and valuable. You can get involved if you’d like to – no matter what.

For everyone in the community

The media and politics can encourage us to judge people who have different beliefs or lifestyles. Totnes Alive! focuses instead on the many more ways in which we are similar. We all like to celebrate, to belong and to contribute something to causes and communities that matter to us.
Have a browse around and see what nudges you to take the next step.

Please click on one of the pictures below to navigate to the groups and organisations you are interested in knowing more about and to find out which events are happening.   Alternatively use the search to find a specific organisation, event or role.

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Recent News

January 16, 2020

Changing the Politics of Food

Food sovereignty, the climate and you with Jyoti Fernandes, Dorset Farmer and Landworkers Alliance Co-Founder Thursday 12th March 2020, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, Totnes Methodist Church We all have a stake…
January 16, 2020

Show the Love

Join us on Valentine's Day for an evening of songs, spoken word and imagination St John's Church, Friday 14th February 6.00 p.m. - 10.00 p.m. Imagine an evening that leaves…
January 10, 2020

The Big Fix

Totnes is taking part in Britain's biggest repair cafe Bring along your broken items to be mended, learn how it's done, and be part of the repair revolution! On Sat…

Looking for help for yourself?

If you are looking for personal support for yourself or someone you care about, the Caring Town Totnes Directory is the place to start https://www.caringtown.org.uk/home

Looking for opportunities further afield?

If you are interested in exploring opportunities across Devon, go to http://www.devonva.org/want_to_volunteer
For opportunities anywhere in the UK go to https://do-it.org/

About Totnes Alive!

This directory has been set up by local community organisations including Bridgetown Alive!, Transition Town Totnes, Plastic Free Totnes, Bob the Bus and many others. This website is part of the follow on action from the Totnes Alive! Community Festival in June 2019 which celebrated the vibrancy of our local community.
We are very grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for their support for Totnes Alive!

Please contact us to let us know about opportunities and events and give us any other feedback

E-mail: totnesalive@gmail.com
Phone 07790 177146
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