Recruiting, Managing and Supporting Volunteers

Supporting good practice

If you are part of a voluntary, community, statutory or private organisation that involves or would like to involve volunteers, Cumbria CVS can help you.

We can help you to recruit, manage and support volunteers through a range of activities including network meetings and training, sharing good practice and one to one support for Volunteer Managers.

County Volunteer Network

Cumbria CVS supports a County Volunteering Network for Volunteer Managers to promote good practice in volunteer management. Through the network you will receive regular updates on sector developments, training opportunities, volunteer recruitment events and much more. We also run two County Volunteer Network meetings each year in March and September.

The Network open to all volunteer involving organisations and provides an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other Volunteer Managers, to share skills and experiences and to receive valuable training and updates.

To join, simply email

We also support good pratice through the Cumbria Compact Volunteering Code of Practice. Further information is available on the page on the Cumbria Compact by clicking here.

1:1 Support for Volunteer Managers

If you would like advice, information and/or support on recruiting, supporting or any other aspect of involving volunteers in your organisation, contact Cumbria CVS on 01768 800350 or

Training for Volunteer Managers

Cumbria CVS provides a range of training for Volunteer Managers to help with the recruitment, retention, management and support of volunteers.

Please see our current Events and Training calendar to find the right training for you.

Cumbria CVS Twitter Hour – #cvsvolunteerhour

The CVS Twitter hour brings together people involved in managing volunteers from across Cumbria to share ideas and good practice.

Each session focuses on a different topic.

Use the hashtag #cvsvolunteerhour and tag us @CumbriaCVS

Recruiting Volunteers

Cumbria CVS can help with promoting your local volunteering opportunities through the do-it website, local volunteer vacancies, to potential volunteers and social media. Please Download Opportunity Registration Form, complete and email to:

Training for Volunteers

We run a series of short training courses to support your volunteers. Click here for our latest volunteer training calendar and share it with your volunteers.

We can also provide training tailored to the needs of your volunteers. Contact us today to discuss this further.

Contact Cumbria CVS:

  • Call: 01768 800350
  • Email:
  • Facebook:
  • Twitter: @cumbriaCVS

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

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