Community Volunteer Open Day in Shap



Shap Memorial Hall, Main Street Shap, Cumbria, CA10 3NL

With the Platinum Jubilee and Volunteers Week, Cumbria CVS, Shap Parish Council and Shap Community CIO  are celebrating and showcasing all the excellent voluntary work that goes on in Shap and appealing for anyone interested in volunteering with local community groups and charities to come along.

A range of different charities and community groups will be attending to showcase local  volunteering opportunities and to celebrate community achievements. Local people are encouraged to come along and speak directly with these groups to find out how they can volunteer and make a difference in the community.

Organisations attending the event include Shap Community Action Group/Shap Parish Council, Shap Community Enterprise, Shap Community CIO, The Old Courthouse, Barnardo’s, Carer Support Eden, Shap Local History Society, Shap Memorial Hall, Cumbria Fire and Rescue, Shap Pre-school Playgroup, Shap Today magazine and more.

Volunteering not only benefits communities, individuals, and the environment but is an extremely rewarding experience for those who offer to help. It’s a way of learning new skills, helps boost confidence and, evidence suggests, it has a positive impact on health, counteracting the effects of stress and anxiety. It also helps to widen social networks and make volunteers feel part of a team and their community.

We will also be attending to provide advice and information on local volunteering opportunities as well as advice to any charities groups on funding and governance support.

Interested in volunteering in Shap or Eden? Then please drop in on Wednesday 1 June any time from 10am-12noon. We hope to see you there!

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Alternatively to volunteer please contact Cumbria CVS on 01768 800350, email: