Cumbria CVS Volunteer Centre can support you into volunteering by advising you on the types of voluntary work available in local voluntary, community or statutory organisations. Cumbria CVS works with a wide range of organisations throughout Cumbria that are looking for new volunteers.
There is a wide range of volunteering opportunities including health and social care, fire service, independent custody visitors, caring, youth work, administration, supporting disabled or older people, befriending, driving, conservation, and being a trustee.
Before you start to volunteer it is important to think about what you want to do, how much time you want to commit and how often you are able to volunteer. Different organisations offer a variety of opportunities at different times and on different days.
Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity for you to widen your social networks, gain new experience, build your confidence and self-esteem and share your knowledge and skills with others. For students it helps you add value the organization you are supporting and put something on your CV.
Cumbria CVS is currently recruiting volunteers for the Neighbourhood Care Independence (NCI) programme which involves different charities providing a range of practical help and advice services for people aged over-18 who requires extra support from time to time, e.g. older and vulnerable people. It is aimed at improving access to services that prevent or delay people from requiring further interventions from statutory services.
Carlisle Partner charities from the Neighbourhood Care Independence Programme such as Caritas Care, British Red Cross, Carlisle Eden Mind, Glenmore Trust, Deaf Vision and Carlisle Carers are looking to recruit new volunteers. Volunteering opportunities include care in the home, supporting carers, transport Services, handy people to help with fixing things in the home, supporting individuals with hearing impairments, volunteer drivers and volunteer befriending for vulnerable people, people with mental health problems and carers.
Judith Holmshaw, County Volunteer Support Officer for Cumbria CVS says, “If you would like to make the difference to the lives of older and vulnerable people then become a Neighbourhood Care Independence Volunteer. We are recruiting volunteers in Carlisle, Eden, South Lakes and Barrow. By giving a small amount of your time through volunteering you will be doing something positive in society as well as doing something for yourself. You will enable older or vulnerable people remain independent at home as well as doing something for yourself. Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people, enhance your CV, share existing skills and also to try something new”.
To become a Cumbria CVS Neighbourhood Care Independence Volunteer or to find out more please contact Judith Holmshaw at Cumbria CVS on 01768 800350 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can register with Cumbria CVS to receive full details of our volunteering opportunities in a number of ways:
Visit www.do-it.org.uk website, find a volunteering opportunity that interests you, click the ‘apply for this opportunity’ button, and complete the online registration form.
Call 01768 800350 or e-mail: email@example.com to arrange an appointment in your local area or to request a volunteers’ information pack
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