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 Tony who volunteers with Uffculme Green Team.
Tony has always been involved in community groups that aligned with his interests, such as bee keeping and rugby, as he gets great satisfaction from giving back to his local community. When he moved to Uffculme, he joined Uffculme Green Team to raise awareness about climate change issues. Since then, the group has grown to include a range of projects that benefits the community, such as a Repair Café, litter picking group, Community Fridge and lots more. Tony loves the community spirit and positive response he gets from families he has helped.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Uffculme Green Team is one of many community organisations in Devon supported by CAG Devon, a project funded by Devon County Council.
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