Volunteer Training

We offer a range of courses specifically for volunteers, from Active Listening to Food Safety courses.
If you do not see what you need, please contact us on 01768 800350. We can deliver professional bespoke training designed to fit the needs of your volunteers. Call us to discuss your training requirements and we will work with you.

Upcoming Events

Introduction to Volunteering



Do you want to know more about volunteering?
Would you like to volunteer?

If so, then join us at this short informal session and find out more about:

  • Becoming a volunteer
  • A range of volunteering opportunities in your area
  • Local organisations currently looking for volunteers
  • Emergency Response Volunteering
  • The benefits of volunteering
  • How to get involved in volunteering

To book email: info@cumbriacvs.org.uk or Call 01768 800350 or download booking form here and return to Cumbria CVS:
info@cumbriacvs.org.uk or post to:
6 Hobson Court, Gillan Way, Penrith CA11 9GQ

Safeguarding/Adult Protection



This is an essential training opportunity if you support vulnerable adults.

The training will cover:

  • What is Safeguarding and Adult Protection
  • Who is a vulnerable adult and what constitutes abuse
  • Different types of abuse, how to spot it and what to do
  • How to report concerns
  • How to handle situations confidently and sensitively

FREE to all volunteers*

Lone Working



Do you occasionally work alone? Do you know how to keep yourself safe?
This course will look at:

  • Top tips in personal safety
  • Developing personal safety / lone working measures
  • What to do in an emergency situation
  • How to recognise potentially difficult situations
  • Danger codes and alert systems

Refreshments provided.

Equality and Diversity



Practical, key training.


By the end of the session we will have looked at:

  • What does Equality and Diversity mean to us?
  • Equality and diversity in our life and volunteering
  • Equal opportunities and respecting diversity
  • Key legislation: the Equality Act and protected characteristics including duties and responsibilities; challenging discrimination and tackling prejudice


Dealing with Difficult Behaviour



By the end of the session participants will have:

  • Identified difficult behaviour
  • Discussed the impact of difficult behaviour on both volunteers and the organisation
  • Recognised the reasons behind this type of behaviour
  • Explored ways of dealing with difficult behaviour
  • Considered how to create effective boundaries

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