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The King's Award for Voluntary Service

We are honoured and thrilled to receive the KAVS in respect of our wonderful volunteers who go above and beyond to provide the services of our Community Support Scheme. Announced on the King’s birthday, 14th November 2023, the KAVS is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.

Covid lockdowns and beyond

We co-ordinated the volunteer response to the Helping Dawlish initiative of supporting the vulnerable, or those shielding, by shopping, medication collections and more. So much was achieved, and volunteers also supported us to do this work by helping with administration, delivering leaflets and raising funds. For more information about what went on in those difficult times, please click here.

Click here for contact details and a link to Google Maps

You can support us by giving your time as a Volunteer within our projects or as a Trustee, by becoming a member, or by making a donation. Thank you for supporting our work in the community!

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Teignbridge District Council has launched the TEIGNBRIDGE LOTTERY FOR COMMUNITIES. A ticket for Teignbridge Lottery For Communities costs £1 a week and 60p goes directly to good causes, 50p to a local charity and 10p to the Community Fund. Each ticket has a 1 in 50 chance of winning a prize, ranging from extra tickets to £25,000! If you would like to support us through this initiative, please go to the Assist Teignbridge Lottery page and buy a ticket. Thank you, and good luck!


Assist Teignbridge is a CIO, registered with the Charity Commission (no. 1154936). It was set up to enable Dawlish & East Teignbridge Volunteer Bureau (charity no. 1051265) to change its name and legal form. All the assets and undertakings of the Volunteer Bureau were transferred to Assist Teignbridge on 1 April 2014. The services provided, contact details, staff and management remain as before.

Click here to see our Constitution. It will open in a new window.

The charity's ninth AGM was held in July 2023, and was a celebration of how this charity has coped with ongoing challenges, and how vulnerable people in the community continue to be supported.
Those present heard from the Trustees, the Charity Manager and the Service Co-ordinators how our public benefit aims are being achieved in the community. The Annual Report 2022/23 is available here.

This link will take you to the Charity Commission website. From there if you search using the charity numbers above you can view summary information and the Charity accounts.

 Assist Teignbridge

Give As You Live - link above - will make a donation to Assist when you shop online at most major stores and retailers, at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Give Your Time

Volunteers make a unique contribution to our organisation and the people they support. Many older people are isolated and lonely. They are very appreciative of volunteers who choose to support them. Having someone to pop in for a chat or to help with a garden they can no longer manage has such a positive impact on their lives. We are always looking for volunteers to help with our projects; no special skills are required, only a willingness to help. Give a gift of your time and get so much more back. Phone our Volunteer Co-ordinator on 01626 888321 for an informal chat.


This Charity is at the heart of the community, providing a range of services to those in need. You can support us by becoming a member; £5 a year keeps you informed of our activities and your involvement helps ensure that our development is community-led. Complete this form and come in to see us with your cheque!


The organisation is overseen by a Board of Trustees, who are all community-minded volunteers. If you are interested in helping us by becoming a Trustee, please telephone the Group Manager on 01626 889288 for more information.

Help Us Financially

Donations from service users and supporters are a very important part of our funding. You can make a donation in the following ways:-

Payment by debit or credit card:
Make a secure payment, quickly and easily. Click here to open our donation page on the Give as You Live website.

Payment by cheque:
Please open our payment form by clicking here. Simply complete the form and send it to us with your cheque.

Payment by Standing Order:
If you wish to set up a regular payment, please open our standing order form by clicking here, complete the form and send it to us.

Gift Aid
If you are a UK taxpayer, then we may be able to claim Gift Aid on your donation - which increases its value by 25% at no cost to you. Full details are on the above forms. The declaration has recently changed - You now need to declare that the tax you pay in the financial year will cover the gift aid claimed or you will be responsible for the difference.

If you wish to remember us in your will, please contact the office on 01626 889288

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Our Contact Details

Assist Teignbridge
The Manor House
Old Town Street

Telephone 01626 889288 or 888321
or e-mail

Our office is manned Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, except when our staff are out on visits. If you leave your name and number on our answerphone we will call you back as soon as we can.

Unfortunately Google no longer allows its maps to be embedded in a webpage for free - so please use the link below to open Google Maps and enter ASSIST TEIGNBRIDGE into the search box. The marker shows the location of the Manor House; whilst our offices are accessible from inside the building we also have a private entry door at the side. There is some parking available in the grounds, the entry point is under the "w" of Old Town St.
Click here and Google Maps will open in a new window.

Assist Teignbridge is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered with the Charity Commission, no. 1154936.
Patron: Sir David Hoare, Bt.

We are grateful to Kualo for providing free hosting of this website, under their initiative to enable as many charities as possible to get their websites online for free. Follow the link Free Charity Hosting by Kualo for more details.

Page updated November 2023