Who can get involved?
Anyone! We're a grassroots organisation run by people from the local community. The volunteer 'roles' advertised here are suitable for locals looking to get involved in TTT and, unless otherwise stated, for people looking for an internship or work placement.
If you are interested in a volunteer placement, please give us as much notice as possible. We accept placements for 1 - 6 months, but we cannot arrange short placements over August due to the school holidays.
TTT can't offer work-exchange (accommodation), but recommend that if you are interested in this that you check the WWOOF UK and Help Exchange websites. Rental accommodation can be found via this local Facebook group and websites such as Spareroom.
TTT is seeking a Trustee with financial skills. Experience of working with small charities would be helpful, but isn't essential. This is an unpaid position which requires a commitment of around 1/2 day per month. Please contact Sally Croft for more information on sallycroft (at) myphone.coop
Can you spare an hour or two once or twice a month? Help promote our events by distributing posters & leaflets around the town.
Support our events by baking a cake - upcoming events which would benefit include the Wild Words film festival fundraiser. Contact Barbara (barbara.smith.j at googlemail.com)
Incredible Edible head gardener/coordinator
For nearly 10 years, Wendy Stayte has been acting as coordinator (voluntarily). As she steps down next year we are looking to recruit one, or several, people to fill the role(s) of co-ordinator and gardener, to support the continuation of this fantastic project, beginning June 2017. Please click for more details.
TTT Film Festival
The TTT Film Festival is coordinated by a dynamic and experienced volunteer-led Steering Group who work closely together to deliver a high quality festival focusing on themes such as community, environment, resilience – and more.
After two successful festivals, the third has been scheduled for March 2017. The full programme is currently in the planning stage and the Steering Group are recruiting for a new volunteer to support their team. Download more information. Download
Grown in Totnes first harvest
Grown in Totnes is a local food project that is sourcing grains, peas and beans from nearby farmers that we have built relationships with, and then processing them into edible flours, flaked grains, and whole grains.
The harvest is in and we are due to move in to our processing and storage premises in October 2016. By March we would hope to have the processing plant up and running, however it would be great to have help with the processing and possibly fine tuning the logistics of the system. The exact details of what would be involved are difficult to predict as this is a process of steep learning and it is hard to predict too far in to the future, however it is certain that we will need help with practical activities: setting up the mill, moving grain, processing, bagging the products as well as distributing the grain to local shops and other outlets.
Further information on the project can be found at Download or get in touch with Holly direct - email@example.com
If creating the new economy is your thing, get involved with the Totnes REconomy Project. Jay would appreciate help with organising events, project design, communications and research, e.g. mapping the local food economy 'ecosystem'.
Totnes 10 local food campaign
Join Myrtle in imagining and organising community-based local food events to motivate and enable people to buy good local food.
- Getting creative about how to communicate our message and encourage pledge sign ups
- Working with local farmers and food producers to collaborate on events and activities to sell and promote local food
- Combination of office work and (actual) field work.
When? From mid to late January onwards, preferably 3 months minimum.
If you specifically want a placement with a Transition initiative, then please check out the map on the Transition Network website. There are many other Transition groups who could benefit from an extra pair of hands to help, not just the 'bigger' or more well known initiatives like TTT.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a placement.