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Volunteers' Week

May 24, 2016

Volunteers Week 2016 – 1-12 June

Volunteers’ Week is an annual event to celebrate the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. The week plays a huge part in raising the profile of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while inspiring others to get involved too.

Volunteers and coaches play a vital role in community sport all across Cumbria, remember it’s not too late to say thank you to your own volunteers with the week fast approaching. For ideas, tips and resources please visit:   

Are you interested in volunteering? Want to find out more about local volunteering opportunities and know how to get involved? Take a look at our Volunteering Opportunities, or pop along to your local Volunteer Recruitment Event during Volunteers Week 2016. 

Eden Introduction to Volunteering Session
Wednesday 1st June 2016
Penrith Methodist Church

South Lakes Volunteering Fair
Thursday 2nd June 2016
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Kendal Town Hall

Barrow Introduction to Volunteering Session
Tuesday 7th June 2016
11.30 am – 1.00 pm
Cumbria CVS, Lesser Kings Hall

West Cumbria Volunteering Fair
Thursday 9th June 2016
10.30 am – 12.00 pm
Whitehaven Harbour Youth Project

Carlisle Volunteering Fair
Friday 10th June 2016
1.00 pm – 2.30 pm
Crown and Mitre Hotel, Carlisle

Full details for each event is included on the above relevant link. However if you require more information about these events please contact Cumbria CVS on 01768 800350 or email:


Join in CVS Volunteer Twitter Hour -  Wednesday 8 June from 8-9pm

Cumbria CVS will be leading the monthly Volunteer Twitter Hour on 8 June from 8-9pm so join in @Cumbriacvs and use the hashtag #cvsvolunteerhour

We really want to raise the profile of volunteering in Cumbria during this hour, especially as it’s during Volunteers Week 2016. Tweet us your volunteering opportunities!

We also want to recognise and showcase your local volunteers so tweet us pictures of your amazing volunteers volunteering! Tell us their name, where they are from and what volunteering they do! (Please remember to get permission for their photograph to be used) If you do not use twitter then in advance of twitter hour please email me: any volunteer posters or photos you have in Jpeg format, with 160 characters of text you want me to add to your tweets and Cumbria CVS will do our best to tweet on your behalf! This information needs to be received by Wednesday 1 June