St. Leonards Neighbourhood Association

Volunteering can be fun, makes new friends, opens your eyes to a whole new siituation.

Volunteers are always needed by various organisations which could not survive without them.

Try one of these ideas:-

Help please!

The Neighbourhood Association itself likes to keep a list of people who would be prepared to deliver the Neighbourhood News to a street or two in St Leonards.

If you felt that you could do that please contact Nigel FitzHugh on 01392 274667.



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Puppy socialisers

Volunteer Puppy Socialisers are needed to take hearing dog puppies into their own home from around 8 weeks of age through to about 12-14 months. At the end of the puppy socialisation period, the young dog then progresses onto sound work training at one of our two Training Centres.

Puppy Socialisers teach their pup basic obedience and social skills. This involves introducing them to all the different sights, sounds and environments that they will need to become familiar and comfortable with, in their future career as a hearing dog.

Equipment and food for the puppy is provided. Puppy Socialisers need to be able to dedicate time to train and socialise their puppy, attend a fortnightly puppy training class locally to them, and be available for home visits approximately every 6 weeks. For more information contact Stacie on 01844 348129 or email

Volunteer Grief Support Workers Needed

Volunteer Grief Support Workers Needed

Do you have an empathic nature, a willingness to listen, a good level of self-awareness and respect for the beliefs and coping mechanisms of children and young people? Do you want to make a difference to the lives of bereaved children and young people? If the answer to these questions is ‘yes’ then we would love to hear from you!


Balloons provides 1:1 pre-bereavement and post-bereavement support for children and young people in the Exeter, East Devon and Mid Devon area, working mainly in schools and sometimes in the home. We depend on volunteers to function and flourish. They are the ‘beating heart’ of the charity.


A full training programme is offered, and all Grief Support Volunteers are fully supported with supervision and CPD opportunities in their roles.


If you would like to find out more, please contact Donna James by email ( or phone 01392 826064.


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