Our people are our most valuable asset and we would not be able to do what we do without them.

Read a word about our volunteer Emily:

‘Emily has been an outstanding volunteer, she started her journey with us during her College work placement and soon realised that becoming a youth worker was her passion. Emily joined us as an official volunteer in October 2018 and has been incredible. It has been heart-warming seeing Emily start off by supporting with Mental Health workshops in her early stages to planning and delivering her own Mental Health sessions with me supporting her. Emily has come so far this last year, her confidence and passion for supporting young people is inspiring and encouraging to others! Emily thank you so so much for all your amazing hard work. You are an amazing, passionate and enthusiastic Youth worker and you are a role model to so many young people, I can’t wait to see what the next year brings you! – Cassie’

Emily’s Young Devon Journey

My Young Devon journey started back at the end of January 2018 as my college work placement. I was in my second year of college, studying my first year of my 90 Credit Diploma of Health and Social Care at Exeter College. I chose The Change Academy as my placement as when I was younger, I received help from the provided services from the building. I was receiving help from the services as part of a group therapy and 1 to 1 therapy under CAMHS for around 3 years. I found the services I was involved in helped me a lot and therefore I wanted to give back the help I received.

Overall, I can say I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at young Devon and wish to continue growing and developing as a youth worker with the help of my lovely Young Devon team. I cannot recommend this charity and team enough, I have been very fortunate to have found my career path at such a young age. The team have been incredibly supportive on pushing my passion to grow along with my skills and knowledge.


Young Devon is a vibrant place to work where no two days are ever the same.