Recruiting, Managing and Supporting Volunteers

We provide support and advice on recruiting, managing and supporting volunteers through a range of activities including network meetings and training, and sharing good practice with Volunteer managers (and/or those responsible for managing volunteers).

Recruiting Volunteers

We can help you to recruit volunteers. We do this by promoting local volunteering opportunities through our networks and social media.

To register an opportunity with us, please complete and return the Opportunity Registration Form and email it to

Spreading Good Practice in Volunteer Management

If you are part of a voluntary, community, statutory or private organisation that involves or would like to involve volunteers, we can help you to recruit, manage and support them through a range of activities including network meetings and training, sharing good practice and one to one support for Volunteer Managers.

Here are some useful templates for Volunteer Managers for good practice in Volunteer Management:

How to Develop a Volunteer Policy

Template Volunteer Handbook

Template Volunteer Role Description

Template Volunteer Application form

Template Volunteer Interview Checklist

Template Volunteer Agreement

Template Volunteer Risk Assessment

Template Volunteer Supervision Form

Online Training for Volunteers

Template Volunteer Exit Form

County Volunteer Network

We support 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. County Volunteer Network meetings happen virtually currently but will be moving back to face to face meetings later on in the year.

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

To join and receive an invite to the next Volunteer Managers Network meeting, simply email

Training for Volunteer Managers

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

For the latest NCVO Volunteer Management Training please see:

Contact Cumbria CVS:

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

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