2021 October 01

Get on board and into Trustee Volunteering!

Virtual Trustee Volunteer Information Session

Thursday 4 November, 6.30pm-8pm, online via zoom

Join Cumbria CVS and Cumbria Exchange on 4 November, along with a range of different charities and groups looking to recruit new trustees or board members at the Virtual Trustee Volunteer Information Session.

Being a trustee can be very rewarding. As a trustee you have the chance to support and shape the work and strategic direction of an organisation, and you can make a significant difference to a cause that matters to you. Trustees are the people in charge of a charity and play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees ensure their charity has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision. Most trustee boards meet four to eight times a year. Many boards also have sub-committees that focus on areas of work or projects.

The Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project celebrates its achievements and reveals future aims

At the beginning of September 2021, The Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work project hosted two Stakeholder events with local partners, both in Barrow and Kendal.

The purpose of the event was to explain the work of the Building Better Opportunities Getting Cumbria to Work (BBO GCtW) project, which supports people in the Barrow and South Lakes area aged 18 and above, who are either unemployed or economically inactive and are furthest removed from the labour market.

Inspiring Barrow Kickstart Programme

Inspiring Barrow Kickstart Programme got underway in September, promoting communication, teamwork, emotional resilience, self-efficacy and leadership.

Working with 16 primary schools, with Year 6 children, across Barrow and Dalton this term, Kickstart has been welcomed by the schools after the disruption of the past year. The programme, which is delivered in after schools, runs for 10 weeks including half term activities for the children.