Welcome to Cumbria CVS

Cumbria CVS is a registered charity and membership organisation. We help community/voluntary/not-for-profit groups and organisations to develop and improve by providing training and services that can be 1:1 support, funding advice, bespoke training, or through our regular training courses. We help place volunteers, and work with groups that involve volunteers to follow best practice.

Stepping Forward

Project Manager for Step Forward into Volunteering and Employment, Shelley Studholme, gives us an update on a busy first quarter of 2024. The service supports individuals living alongside severe and enduring mental health experiences move forward into either work or volunteering opportunities.  

Cumbria CVS Green

This month we hear from Danny about Carbon Literacy, the changes he’s making, and his beef with beef… You’ll also find links to useful resources, information and news, updates on our own climate commitment and more.

Barrow Volunteering Fair

Barrow Volunteering Fair, Monday 17th June. Interested in volunteering? Come and meet local organisations and find out about the wide range of opportunities available. This event is a fantastic opportunity to find out more about volunteering and how to register your interest.

Lunch and Learn

South Lakes Lunch and Learn about Volunteering – Weds 5th June, Kendal. Interested in volunteering? Come and meet local organisations and find out about the wide range of opportunities available, and how to register your interest.

West Volunteering Fair

Come along to our West Cumbria Volunteering Fair in Whitehaven on Thursday 6 June and meet local organisations looking for volunteers – find out how you can make a difference!

Eden Volunteering Fair

Eden Volunteering and Community Fair – Fri 7th June, Penrith. Interested in volunteering? Come and meet local organisations and find out about the wide range of opportunities available, more about volunteering and how to register your interest.

Useful Info – May

We’ve rounded up the very latest events, training opportunities, charity news, surveys, research, feedback, reports, services and much more – in one handy place! Our Useful Information page is updated with new information as we receive it during the month too, and there’s a new page every month.

Join our team!

We’re looking for a Mental Health Volunteering and Employment Officer to support individuals with Severe Mental Health Experiences in North Cumbria to access volunteer and paid work opportunities, working with a range of partner organisations.

Focus on Funding

Our May Focus on Funding newsletter is here! Focus on Funding is our monthly publication to support local organisations and keep you abreast of current and new funding opportunities. Find it at the link below, along with a wealth of other info and support.

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A Step Forward Overview of the Beginning of the Year, January to March 2024

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