Volunteers are vital in making Cumbria the great place it is. From helping clear pavements of snow 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 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. 

Whatever your age, location, interests and how much time you're able to give, there's a volunteering opportunity that's right for you.

We need people to help in the following areas:

So get more involved with your community and become:

If you are an organisation and want to promote your volunteering opportunities or you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you can register on the Cumbria CVS volunteering opportunities database.

Organisations can self-register and add different volunteering opportunities to the database so any potential volunteers can search for local volunteering opportunities and apply directly to organisations.  

For more information on the volunteering in Cumbria database please contact:

Judith Smale
Volunteering Manager
Cumbria CVS

Telephone: 01768 800350

Email: judiths@cumbriacvs.org.uk

Volunteer Drivers needed in Barrow to support Children and Families in South Cumbria

Cumbria County Council are looking to recruit voluntary drivers to join the Social Car Worker

Service for Children and Young People in the South of Cumbria. This is to provide essential transportation for vulnerable children and families in South Cumbria.

What does a Volunteer Driver do?

  • Provides a vital service to families in Cumbria
  • There are no set hours or distances, as we are working to the needs of the Service 
  • Once we have done the necessary checks, you will be on our books and contacted to see if you are available to help when a driver is required
  • It may be helping on a school run in the short term or transporting parents to meetings on a weekly basis 
  • Expenses and Mileage allowances are reimbursed, and training is provided

How can I find out more?

If you are interested in driving for the service and would like an informal chat to find out more information, then please contact:

Karen on 07585134999 / Natalie on 07789927541