Trustees’ Week 2019

Trustees’ Week takes place from 4 – 8 November 2019. Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. We would like to take this opportunity to say a Big Thank You to all our Trustee’s in Cumbria for all the amazing work they do!

Cumbria CVS is supporting and celebrating Trustees’ Week 2019 with a number of events and sessions across the county including Volunteering Fairs, a Volunteer Trustee Information Session and Volunteer Twitter Hour!

Volunteering Fairs
These are designed to help local organisations recruit new volunteers.

Tuesday 5 November 2019
12noon -1.30pm
The Forum, Duke Street, Barrow-in-Furness, LA14 1HH

Wednesday 6 November 2019
12noon – 1.30pm
Penrith Methodist Church, Wordsworth Street, Penrith CA11 7QY

West Cumbria
Thursday 7 November 2019
12noon – 1.30pm
The Carnegie Theatre, Finkle Street, Workington CA14 2BD

Wednesday 20 November 2019
12noon – 2pm
University of Cumbria, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, CA1 2HH

Please help to spread the word about these events to encourage more people to get involved in volunteering. Thanks to the Cumberland for funding these events. For further details please contact us on 01768 800350 or visit our website:

Our Twitter Hour will take place on Tuesday 5 November from 8-9pm #cvsvolunteerhour
Cumbria CVS will be leading a twitter hour on volunteering – aimed at bringing together volunteer managers from across Cumbria and raising the profile of volunteering. As it will be Trustees’ Week the topic is: Celebrating Trustees and Trustee Volunteering Opportunities.  So join in and tweet your trustee volunteering opportunities and photographs of your trustees to say thank you and celebrate Trustees’ Week 2019.
Please tag @Cumbriacvs and use the hashtag #cvsvolunteerhour

The Trustee Information Session will take place on Thursday 7 November 2019 from 4.30pm-6pm at Whitehaven Foyer, CA28 7BY. This will be a fantastic opportunity for individuals interested in becoming a volunteer trustee to find out how their skills, experience, and knowledge can support local organisations and charities in West Cumbria.

The session will focus on:

  • What is a trustee?
  • Six main roles of a trustee
  • Things all trustees need to know
  • Organisations looking to recruit new trustee
  • Benefits of volunteering and becoming a trustee
  • How to become a volunteer trustee

Booking essential. Limited places available.