Who We Are

Our vision is to develop a vibrant, diverse and sustainable voluntary and community children and young people sector in Devon that enables and enhances the quality of services for children and young people in the sector.

We aim to meet the needs and aspirations of children and young people (aged 0 to 25) in Devon by strengthening and supporting the work of its membership through the development of:

  • An inclusive and diverse network of voluntary youth organisations
  • A strategic, influential body that informs and influences the development and delivery of services to children and young people in the community it operates within.

Everything VOYC offers is designed to enable voluntary, community and not for profit groups to become stronger, to operate more safely and sustainably and to enhance the quality of local provision. Importantly some of our support is available free of charge through our grant agreement with Space who hold the youth service contract with Devon County Council.

VOYC support individuals and groups working with children, young people and families. We do this by offering a range of relevant face-to-face support from starting up a group to managing volunteers or writing a funding application. In addition, VOYC provides a diverse range of safeguarding training opportunities, regular news and information updates via our newsletter and social media, as well as the reassurance of a telephone advice line covering almost every relevant subject.

For more details on our work please download our information leaflet here


Our History

Established in 1964, VOYC Devon (Voluntary Organisations for Young People and Children), is a diverse and growing network of over 223 national networks, local organisations and associates all of wh


We hope that you will take full advantage of our free children and young people's news which includes all the hot topics of the day, funding, jobs and lots of resources.

Our Staff

The staff are appointed by the Executive Committee to translate strategy into practice and are:- Tom Coulthard - Chief Executive Officer

Our Trustees

President: Sally Yeo Vice President: Nominations invited.


VOYC Devon Membership and How to Join ... Membership of VOYC Devon is FREE The BENEFITS of membership include:

Key Documents

The following documents are available to download from VOYC Devon