Volunteering

Our top 5 reasons to get involved:

1. Volunteering opportunities can help you to develop new skills. For example, managing a volunteering project is a great opportunity for you to develop communication, leadership and project planning skills as well as improving confidence overall. 3

2. Volunteering benefits your health “Acts of kindness have the potential to make the world a happier place. An act of kindness can improve feelings of confidence, being in control, happiness and optimism.” 2

3. Volunteering is a great way to meet like-minded people and a chance to make new friends and network. 

4. Volunteering in your local school has a range of benefits from getting to know the teachers and staff, to becoming more involved in your local community. 1

5. Volunteering inspires, “my daughter (who was lucky enough to take part yesterday in Year 4) was raving about it when she got home…all she wanted to talk about when she went to bed was what she wanted to be when she was older…  Thank you to the volunteers who gave up their time to come and share their experiences with the children and many thanks to everyone behind the scenes who organised it.”  Lindsay Walker, Parent and Headteacher, Dearham School

Check out the latest opportunities in Cumbria. If you can’t find what you are looking for contact us!

Current Opportunities

Volunteering with the Centre for Leadership Performance

Hear from Claire Johnson about the kinds of volunteering you can get involved with.

You can download a full list of requests from local schools here or contact info@pbp.org.uk and they can match your skills and development needs with a specific project!

Examples of sessions you can get involved with:

Aspiration sessions

You could visit schools (virtually or in real life) to tell students about your company or share your career journey to inspire kids to DREAM BIG !! (we offer support for you to make the delivery appropriate to the students’ age group). You just need to turn up and talk briefly about you career journey (however how early you are into your career) to date. In an nutshell, they are loads of fun, you get to meet other employers and the pupils really do get a lot out of them.

CfLP are looking for volunteers for aspiration sessions on the following dates:

Aspiration workshop with Maryport Primary School

  • Date: 6th July
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30
  • Face to face – if possible, but if want to volunteer but can only do virtual please let us know

Help inspire the next generation to DREAM BIG – no matter where you are in your career. Contact them here.

Aspiration workshop with Monkwray School

  • Date: 29th June
  • Time: 9:30 to 11:30
  • Face to face – if possible, but if want to volunteer but can only do virtual please let us know

Help inspire the next generation to DREAM BIG – no matter where you are in your career. Contact them here.

Enjoy maths or interested in business?

Volunteer to help at a contract to cube it session! This session is facilitated by CfLP and we need extra hands to help during these sessions.

The aim of this practical activity is for learners to recognise and simulate how businesses add value and speculate wealth. Aside from the business context, the activity itself is rich in mathematical skills.

Help inspire the next generation to DREAM BIG – no matter where you are in your career. Contact them here.

To find out more about volunteering for the Centre for Leadership Performance click here.

Young Volunteer for Summer Reading Challenge with Cumbria County Council

The Summer Reading Challenge is back in Cumbria Libraries for 2021 and they need Young Volunteers to play a part in making it another huge success!

Cumbria County Council are recruiting now for young volunteers aged 13 to 24 years to become reading champions and encourage young people aged 4 to 11 years to keep reading over the summer holidays. This year we also have the Pre-School Challenge for under 5s to take part as well. The Summer Reading Challenge theme this year is “Wild World Heroes,” produced by The Reading Agency and delivered in partnership with libraries.

Join Cumbria CVS to find out about a range of local volunteering opportunities

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Get into volunteering with Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Register for this event by clicking the image.

Can’t find what you are looking for? Contact us.


References

1 https://www.boosterthon.com/blog/7-reasons-why-you-should-volunteer-at-your-childs-school

2 Kerr SL, O’Donovan A, Pepping CA. Can Gratitude and Kindness Interventions Enhance Well-Being in a Clinical Sample? J Happiness Stud. 2014;16(1):17–36

3 & 4 https://www.prs.uk.com/news/2016/five-key-business-benefits-of-employee-volunteering