Volunteer Training

We offer a range of courses specifically for volunteers, from Active Listening to Food Safety courses.
If you do not see what you need, please contact us on 01768 800350. We can deliver professional bespoke training designed to fit the needs of your volunteers. Call us to discuss your training requirements and we will work with you.

Upcoming Events

Safeguarding Adults at Risk 1 Training for Volunteers

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk level 1 Training Volunteers

This course is designed to help build understanding of safeguarding duties and responsibilities for volunteers.

This half day course is designed to increase knowledge of how to apply the key principles of safeguarding.

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk Training for Managers

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk Training for Managers

This course will explore the roles and responsibilities of managers in terms of safeguarding adults at risk.

This course will explore the key changes within safeguarding as part of the Care Act. The participant will be encouraged to identify where the challenges are and seek solutions towards implementation in practice.

Safeguarding Adults at Risk Training for Managers

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Safeguarding Adults at Risk Training for Managers

This course will explore the roles and responsibilities of managers in terms of safeguarding adults at risk.

This course will explore the key changes within safeguarding as part of the Care Act. The participant will be encouraged to identify where the challenges are and seek solutions towards implementation in practice.

How to develop and write a Volunteer Strategy

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Understanding of the current landscape of volunteering and what are the challenges they need to consider.

The importance and purpose of a Volunteering Strategy embedded within your Volunteering Programme

Clarity of what we mean by a Volunteering Strategy – understanding the difference between a Volunteering Strategy and Volunteering Policy

This Is Us – Eden Monthly Outreach Session

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This event is open to the general public to come along and find out more about This Is Us Project and offers advice on support available.

Staff from Cumbria CVS’s This Is Us project will be available in Penrith library to talk to anyone who would like to find out more about what we do, or who would like to access some of the support we can provide.

County Volunteering Network Meeting

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This is a network meeting for Volunteer Managers in Cumbria or anyone who is responsible for recruiting, supporting or managing volunteers to come together to spread good practice in volunteer management.

This meeting will bring together Volunteer Managers in Cumbria to look at Inclusive Volunteering and in particular involving volunteers with mental health experiences, supported by Carlisle Eden Mind and Step Forward into Volunteering and Employment.

Cumbria CVS Volunteer Portal

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Cumbria CVS Volunteer Portal basic run-through session for organisations.
This in-person session is for any local organisation that would find it helpful to see a live demonstration of how to register on the Cumbria CVS Volunteer Portal and how to add on your volunteer opportunities. You will also be shown how to create a printable flyer of your opportunities from the Portal, how to share on social media and how to invite your existing volunteers onto the portal.
The session will be an informal opportunity to ask questions and receive support as well as a networking opportunity. You will need to bring your laptop with you so that you can log-into the volunteer portal in real time and add your latest volunteer opportunities. A Cumbria CVS staff member will be on-hand to offer you help and support in navigating the basic functions of the portal from an organisational point of view and you will come away from the session feeling confident in how to use the portal and upload future volunteer opportunities for your organisation.
The session aims are:
· To give an overview of the Cumbria CVS Volunteer Portal.
· Show you how to register your organisation on the portal if you haven’t already done so.
· Show you how to add your volunteer opportunities as well as offer support in the best ways to word your opportunities for improved chances at recruitment.
· Show you how to create a printable version/flyer of your opportunities from the portal.
· Show you how to share your opportunities from the portal to social media.
· Show you how to invite your current volunteers onto the portal.
· Feel confident in how to use and upload future opportunities to the portal.
· Ask questions and receive in-person support from Cumbria CVS Volunteer Development Officer.
· Network with other local organisations.
Tea, coffee and water will be available throughout the session which will run 10:00 – 11:30. Please make sure you arrive on time for a prompt 10:00am start and remember to bring your laptop with you!
Come join us for a face-to-face session in Barrow on the Cumbria CVS Volunteering Portal and learn the basics in how your organisation can benefit from this free tool.
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Eden Volunteering and Community Fair

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This Eden Volunteering & Community Fair will take place on Friday 7th June from 12noon-1.30pm at Penrith Parish Centre.

Your organisation is invited to book onto the Eden Volunteering and Community Fair, organised by Cumbria CVS as part of Volunteers’ Week 2024. Set up will begin from 11.15am and each organisation will be offered a table and chairs to promote their organisation.