Information for Volunteers

Volunteer in your local area – help make a difference to others and yourself!

Cumbria CVS can help you to volunteer and help you find an opportunity that matches your skills and interests. We can advise you on what’s available in your local area and help you find something that meets your needs. There are lots of exciting opportunities including caring, administration, supporting disabled or older people, driving, conservation and being a trustee. Getting involved can change your life for the better – so why not give it a go?

Where to start
Think carefully about what you want to do, where you might like to volunteer and how much time you want to give. Local organisations offer a variety of opportunities.

Once registered, we will provide you a selection of volunteering opportunities that may interest you. We will provide you with information about each opportunity and can put you in touch with local organisations so that you can progress things with them directly.

Alternatively, you can drop into one of our next Volunteer Recruitment Events (click here), meet representatives from local organisations and find out first-hand what opportunities are available.

Volunteer Vacancies

To give you an idea of the type of opportunities available in your area, please have a look at the attached lists:

Some other volunteering opportunities that may interest you are:

  • Living with and beyond cancer
  • One-off volunteering opportunities
  • Resource Centre Volunteer (admin and reception)  at Shaddongate Resource Centre, Carlisle
  • Grounds Keeper at Shaddongate Resource Centre, CarlisleRemember: there are many more opportunities available. Contact us for further details.

What to do next?

Contact Cumbria CVS to :

  • find out more about volunteering
  • download a leaflet here
  • register as a volunteer
  • discuss opportunities in your area
  • organise a confidential (face to face) appointment in your local area
  • book on training


We are open five days/week: Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm; Friday 9am – 3pm

Alternatively, you can visit website to find a volunteering opportunity that interests you click the “apply for this opportunity” button and complete the online registration form.

Additional support

This can be provided to anyone interested in volunteering e.g. helping to complete application forms, support a volunteer to visit the host organisation for their intial interview – if you need support, please ask.

Training Opportunities
If you are a volunteer or are interested in becoming a volunteer we have a range of training opportunities that may be of interest to you. Click here for further details.

Additional support
This can be provided to anyone interested in volunteering upon initial contact with Cumbria CVS, e.g. helping to complete application forms, supporting a volunteer to visit the host organisation for their initial interview, etc.

Tell Us!
If you have any comments, feedback, compliments and/or complaints regarding the Cumbria CVS Volunteering Service, please email
Alternatively contact Judith Smale, County Volunteer Support Officer for Cumbria CVS directly on 01768 800350 or email: