Changing the odds in favour of young people

Enhancing lives and promoting opportunity for young people in Devon.


For young people

young peopleGet local help with housing, skills, advice and support

Young Devon has been helping young people across the county since 1949. 

So if you are looking for confidential advice about housing, counselling, relationships, your health, getting into work or training, or just want to talk to someone as you don’t think that you are being listened to; we can help.

For parents and carers

category parentsHow we can help support the child or young person you care for.

Young Devon has been helping young people across the county since 1949.  Our experienced teams offer confidential help and advice to young people and their parent s and carers across a range of issues.  So if you need some help or just want to talk to someone who can give you impartial advice; we are here to help.

For organisations

category organisationsConsultancy, training, venue hire, and involving young people.

Young Devon has over 65 years of experience working with and for young people.  We know what makes young people tick and have a long track record of developing new ways of working.  If you want to involve young people better in your work, have a training need, are looking for experienced and qualified consultants or simply need a well-equipped, low-cost room to hire get in touch.

Support our work

category supportVolunteer, donate or work for us.

You can make a difference changing the odds in favour of young people across the county, by donating your time, talents or money - or join the team if a professional vacancy appeals to you!


category aboutChanging the odds in favour of young people.

Established in 1949, Young Devon is a progressive charity that exists to "change the odds in favour of young people".  Challenging negative stereotypes and campaigning shoulder-to-shoulder with young people, Young Devon's primary objective is to enhance lives and promote opportunity for those least likely to have their voices heard. Three key challenges sit at the heart of Young Devon to which all our work relates:

To promote and support a quality of life experience, enabling young people to become resilient and succeed in their right to enjoy safe, healthy and happy lives.

To secure young people's right to participate and be meaningfully involved in society and to influence decision makers who have the power to impact on their lives.

To invest in young people, assisting them in building their life skills, confidence and motivation; and to create opportunities for them to make an active and valued contribution to their communities.

Young people can access Young Devon services in Exeter, Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Barnstaple, Ivybridge, Tavistock, Okehampton, Buckfastleigh, Ilfracombe and Bideford as well as via outreach workers in the more rurally isolated communities.

In addition, Young Devon supports young people and adults to become volunteers as well as offering a range of support services to other voluntary sector youth clubs, groups and projects.

Marketing & Communications Apprentice (ref 15-31)

Salary - £95.55 per week Full-time (35 hours per week) based at Central Office, Ivybridge Fixed-Term Contract for one year This is the perfect role for anyone looking to...

Housing Support Worker (Nights) (ref 15-30)

Housing Support Worker (Nights) (ref 15-30)

Salary - £18,862 per annum pro rata’d Part-time (1 night per week) based at our Supported Housing Projects in Ivybridge Permanent Contract We require a person for one...

Sponsor the You Can Do It Too Awards 2015

Sponsor the You Can Do It Too Awards 2015

2015 is the third year that Young Devon will stage Plymouth City Council’s Children in Care Awards.  The city has 400 children in care and 200 care leavers and each year...

Cakes for Counselling

Cakes for Counselling

The sun shone this Tuesday on Ivybridge for our Great British Bake Sale. Over £130 was raised that will be used to refurbish our young people's counselling room in our...

Get ready for the Summer of '15 - NCS style!

Get ready for the Summer of '15 - NCS style!

My summer of NCS was one I won’tbe forgetting in a hurry; full of friends, fun and most of all freedom. Having time away from home, parents and family gave me more...

young people get green fingers to support special needs students

young people get green fingers to support special needs students

Young Devon’s Step Up course in Honiton have been working hard to create a wheelchair accessible area in the Honiton Community Community College Special Educational Needs...


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