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Volunteering

Age UK West Cumbria relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. Would you like to lend a hand?

 

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Volunteering roles with Age UK West Cumbria

Why volunteer?

By donating your time as a volunteer for Age UK West Cumbria you can help us to support your local community.

Volunteering is a great way to:

  • Use your skills and learn new ones
  • Meet new people and make friends
  • Have fun and gain confidence
  • Be part of a team
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Help make your community a good place to live

"it has helped me gain confidence and I enjoy it!"

"I think it offers the opportunity to learn and improve, not only your own life but also to help others"

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone aged 16 or over can be a volunteer. We have a wide range of roles which suit different people and different skills.

How much time do I need to give?

It depends on the volunteer role you are interested in. Some people give a couple of days a week, some give a couple of hours a month depending on your availability and preference.

How do I become a volunteer?

We rely on volunteers to help us deliver our services to older people in West Cumbria. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us.

All volunteers with Age UK West Cumbria can expect:

  • Full support and training
  • Social Activities
  • Choice of locations
  • Full reimbursement of expenses

Satisfactory references are required. Some roles may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

How to get involved:

Contact us for an application form or Download one here:

Application form

Email your completed form to volunteering@ageukwestcumbria.org.uk or print and complete your form and return it to any of our centres.

If you would like to get involved, or would like more information please contact us.

Call our Helpline: 08443 843 843

Email: volunteering@ageukwestcumbria.org.uk

What else you can do to support us

  • Skydive

    Take part in a fundraiser

    Could you help us to raise vital funds by taking part in a fundraising event? We have regular events such as sponsored walks, but you could also do your own fundraiser like a cake sale.

  • Running Group

    Get your colleagues involved

    Could you talk to your colleagues or your employer about how you can support us? We have lots of ideas for how organisations can get involved, including sponsoring an event, making us Charity of the Year, or donating equipment.

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