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Volunteers and voluntary organisations are vital in making Cumbria the great place it is. From helping out at youth clubs to caring for the elderly, volunteers help provide services that really make a difference to the lives of thousands of Cumbrians.

Thinking of volunteering?

There are always opportunities for you to volunteer right across the county.  Volunteering can help you add employability skills to your CV; secure you a place on the course of your dreams; build your self-confidence and make new friends. 

There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities from administration, supporting disabled people or families or conservation.  Whatever your age, location, interests and how much time you’re able to give, there’s a volunteering opportunity that’s right for you.

You can find up-to-date volunteering vacancies in your area simply by entering your post code into the ‘Do-It’ search box, below. You can also contact local volunteer agencies using the contact details on the right. 

In need of volunteers?

If you need help in recruiting new volunteers you can register with Cumbria CVS Volunteer Centres who can help you to:

  • Refer volunteers to your organisation  
  • Upload your volunteering opportunities to the National Volunteering Database   
  • Advertise your volunteering opportunity online and locally 
  • Display your leaflets and posters at exhibitions and events
  • Invite you to local Volunteer Co-ordinator Network meetings to share information and good practice 
  • Invite you to be involved in local volunteer recruitment events 
  • Offer you advice and support in good practice in volunteering

To register your volunteering opportunities please contact Judith Holmshaw, County Volunteering Co-ordinator for Cumbria CVS on 01768 800350 or e-mail:

For more information about how Cumbria County Council supports volunteers and voluntary and community organisations, email: Strategic Policy Advisor for Third Sector Development & Support.

Be inspired to volunteer in Cumbria - check out this short clip about volunteering in Cumbria on you tube: external link will open in a new window