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Volunteering

Find out more about how to get involved with Carer Support West Cumbria.

Volunteers are a valued and essential part of our service, all our volunteer roles are designed to support carers health and wellbeing and to prevent social isolation to enable them to continue in their caring role. You can read more about the Volunteer Service we offer carers below.

It's well recognised and understood that volunteer services are of great benefit to those receiving the service but it can also provide benefits to the volunteer too.

It has been found to, amongst other things, reduce stress, combat depression and bring some fun and fulfilment to your life.

For more information about applying to volunteer with us please click here.

Volunteering Services
Sitters

provide up to six (two hour) visits and sits with the cared for (provided there are no practical/personal care needs), enabling the Carer to have a valuable break, with peace of mind that the person they care for is safely looked after.

Drivers

can help alleviate transport difficulties and are often needed to help with attending events, support groups or essential health appointments.

Counsellors

provide one-to-one counselling support to Carers who feel themselves in need of this specialist form of therapy as a result of their caring role. 

Volunteers are an essential and valued part of our service.  Our volunteers receive free training to ensure they are prepared before they begin volunteering and are given on-going support and training to ensure they are fully supported and confident in their role.

Downloads
Volunteering Leaflet
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