The Council for Voluntary and Community Groups in the Torridge District (TTVS)

TTVS is the Council for Voluntary Service for the Torridge District, incorporating the Torridge Volunteer Centre.

TTVS provides infrastructure support for the voluntary and community sector and volunteering in Torridge as well as providing direct services to individuals in the community via Carers support projects and projects to help older people.  TTVS also have access to the funding Databases 'Grants Online' and 'Grant Finder' through which they can help voluntary and community groups locate appropriate funding.

To contact TTVS please telephone 01237 420130 or email administrator@torridgecvs.org.uk  

TTVS Website 

TTVS are a registered charity number 1125142 and a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England number 6577677.


There are many reasons why people choose to volunteer. Here are just a few:  

  • The satisfaction of doing something worthwhile in the community
  • To gain work experience
  • To meet new people
  • To feel valued
  • To build your confidence
  • To give structure to your day
  • To learn new skills or make use of the skills you already have
  • To do something completely different
  • To make your mark
  • To have fun

Although voluntary work is unpaid, it should not cost you anything to volunteer, as organisations will cover out-of-pocket expenses such as travel costs. Some organisations also offer accredited training to their volunteers, free of charge. If you are receiving state benefit such as income support or incapacity benefit, this should not normally affect your voluntary work.

However, we do advise you to keep the Benefits Agency informed about any voluntary work you undertake.