The Community Action Groups (CAG) Devon project supports twenty-four groups located in Mid Devon and Teignbridge, operating various projects such as community fridges, repair cafés, and beach cleans.
The project’s aim is to create a more sustainable future by empowering community groups to take action. The economic and environmental impact of these groups can be measured through gathering data and general number crunching, but what about the wider impacts? How do we gain a better understanding of the impacts on volunteers and communities? What better way than to ask volunteers themselves.
We’re sharing stories collected from seven CAG volunteers as they describe their experiences of volunteering in their local community.
Today’s story belongs to Carolyn Dare who volunteers with the Blackdown Hills Eco Hub.
Carolyn’s story delves into the workings of a successful community group, one that is formed of like minded people from all walks of life who volunteer their time, skills and experience.
If you’ve ever thought that one person can’t change the world, Carolyn and her fellow volunteers are proving otherwise!
If you’re interested in improving your local community and can spare an hour or two, why not connect with your local group? Groups in Mid Devon and Teignbridge can benefit from CAG Devon support but there are plenty of useful resources for groups in other areas. Visit CAG Devon or contact email@example.com for more information.
Blackdown Hills Eco Hub is one of many community organisations in Devon supported by CAG Devon, a project funded by Devon County Council.
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