Information for Volunteers

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

Covid 19 March 2020: due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, volunteering opportunities are changing to meet the current needs and need to be delivered in line with current advice and restrictions.

If you would like to volunteer, please visit Support Cumbria or email
If you need volunteers, please visit Support Cumbria or email

Cumbria CVS have developed a specific page relating to Covid-19 which is full of useful resources, advice and guidance, please visit:

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?

Please note: We are currently finding as a result of covid19, some organisations are not actively recruiting new volunteers  – this is mainly due to current restrictions and the need to develop ways of safely protecting volunteers to return to volunteering. However, those that are recruiting, are looking to recruit volunteers for specific roles.

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.

For the latest Cumbria Volunteer Vacancies this can be found here:County Volunteer Vacancies 2020 Summer

Cumbria CVS is looking to recruit a team of Virtual and Digital volunteers to support a range of their services which are in turn linked to volunteering, cancer support, funding support, CVS services, etc.
Volunteers would need to have skills in any of the following areas: digital design, ICT, graphic design, digital marketing, video editing, designing content for social media, hosting on-line forums or using digital platforms. These roles are predominately home based volunteering opportunities so volunteers will need access to their own computer, smart phone or internet. (Virtual) discussions/meetings will also take place as and when and dependent upon the role.  For more details on each role please click and download the Volunteer Role Descriptions:

If you would like to become a Cumbria CVS Digital Volunteer please complete and return this Cumbria CVS Volunteer Form to Please click here to download: CVS Internal Volunteer Record Form 070720

PLease note that we are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Session on Thursday 16 July 2-3pm when you can join us online to dsicuss any/all of these opportunities in more detail. To join, please email:

Some other volunteering opportunities that may interest you are:

  • Living with and Beyond Cancer:
  • One-off volunteering opportunities.  Would you like to volunteer but can’t make a regular commitment? Fancy doing some volunteering but only on a one-off or short term basis? Do you have some time to offer?
    We will keep you updated on current opportunities however many have been currently postponed due to Covid 19 (March 2020).

What to do next?

Contact Cumbria CVS to :

Contact us:
Call: 01768 800350
Complete a form here and we’ll get back to you
Twitter: @cumbriaCVS
Join our mailing list for various NETWORK volunteer support groups here

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

Please note currently some staff continue to work from home but we continue to offer our services virtually either online, email or telephone.

Currently our telpehone hours are 10am – 2pm (emails are as above).

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 – if you need support, please ask.

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: