Information for Volunteers

Volunteer in your local area – help make a difference to others and yourself!

Volunteering is an opportunity to meet new people, learn something new, and help make a difference to others, build your confidence and share your knowledge and skills with others.

Cumbria CVS can help you into volunteering and help you find an opportunity that matches your skills and interests. We can advise you on what’s available in your local area and help you find something that meets your needs. There are lots of exciting opportunities including caring, administration, supporting disabled or older people, driving, conservation and being a trustee. Getting involved can change your life for the better – so why not give it a go?

Where to start
Think carefully about what you want to do, where you might like to volunteer and how much time you want to give. Local organisations offer a variety of opportunities.

Once registered, we will provide you a selection of volunteering opportunities that may interest you. We will provide you with information about each opportunity and can put you in touch with local organisations so that you can progress things with them directly.

Alternatively you can drop into one of our next Volunteer Recruitment Events (click here), meet representatives from local organisations and find out first-hand what opportunities are available.

Volunteer Vacancies

To give you an idea of the type of opportunities available in your area, please have a look at the attached lists:

Reach Out and volunteer in Eden
Do you have time to spare? Would you like to use your skills and talents to make a difference to others? If so we want to hear from you; you could give your time to support vulnerable people in your neighbourhood – help them stay independent at home.

What to do next?

Contact Cumbria CVS to :

We are open five days/week: Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm; Friday 9am – 4.30pm

Alternatively you can visit website to find a volunteering opportunity that interests you click the “apply for this opportunity” button and complete the online registration form

Training Opportunities
If you  are a volunteer or are interested in becoming a volunteer we have a range of training opportunties that may be of interest to you. Click here for further details.

Tell us!
If you have any comments, feedback, compliments or complaints regarding the CVS Volunteering Service please email Judith Holmshaw County Volunteer Support Officer for Cumbria CVS at