Time to spare?

Age UK

We offer opportunities to volunteer throughout a wide range of services including Shopmobility, day care, charity shops, lunch clubs, information and advice, bus driving and the Eden Health and Well Being Hub. For further details, please contact us on 01768 863618 or 01228 536673 or...

Alston Charity Shop (Age UK)

We have a friendly team of volunteers and are always pleased to welcome new recruits. If you are looking to make new friends and able to do one 3 hour shift a week (or more if you have the time), please consider volunteering in our Alston shop. Full training and expenses are available....

Alston Girl Guides

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. By volunteering with us, you can help us create amazing opportunities for thousands of girls around the UK. Some give us a couple of hours here and there – helping out with driving for trips and holidays, fundraising and...

Alston Moor Film

The film club is looking for volunteers to help set up monthly film nights in Garrigill and Alston, distribute posters and assist in film projects, behind and front of camera. For more info, contact alstonmoorfilm@gmail.com.  

Alston Moor Newsletter Team

If the prospect of compiling and publishing local news grabs you, have a word with Dick Phillips on 01434 381440 who's looking for volunteers for the quarterly meetings of the editorial and management team.  

Alston Moor Red Squirrels

Alston Moor Red Squirrel Group are a community group who aim to conserve and protect the Moor's population of the native red squirrel. Volunteer led, the group looks to monitor the reds through the provision of sightings (of both red and grey squirrels) from the local community. The red squirrel is...

Alston Moor Wildlife Group

Alston Moor Wildlife Group is busy planning a number of local public events for the spring, summer and autumn. Our organising group is small and we need help in devising and organising future events. We meet monthly at 7pm on the first Tuesday of the month, usually in Alston. We're looking for good...

Alston Scouts and Cubs

The 1st Alston Scout Group is looking for volunteer helpers for Cubs on Fridays (7pm to 8.30pm) and Scouts on Wednesdays (7.45pm to 9.30pm). There are also other voluntary opportunities such as camp helpers, special needs and fundraising. For further info, phone 01434 381662 or...

Cumbria Community Transport

Community Transport is delivered by volunteers from within the local community. Volunteering not only helps to support the local community but also gives so much to the volunteer. By giving as little or as much of your time as you can makes a huge difference to the local delivery of community...

Cumbria Council for Voluntary Service

Cumbria CVS can help you into volunteering and help you find an opportunity that matches your skills and interests. See http://cumbriacvs.org.uk/volunteering/information-for-volunteers/  There are lots of exciting opportunities including caring, administration, supporting disabled or...

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is looking for Community Volunteers who would be interested in helping make a difference in their communities. Ensuring that homes are adequately fitted with smoke alarms and giving fire safety advice is imperative to reducing the number of fires in the...

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Volunteers are vital to all our work whether on our reserves, helping in the office or supporting local groups around the county. With your support we are able to protect Cumbria's wildlife for the future help others enjoy Cumbria's wildlife manage wildlife reserves throughout the county stand...

Eden Animal Rescue

Without our volunteers we simply could not do what we do. We need help in all areas of our work: cleaning and feeding exercising the dogs DIY projects taking sick animals to and from the vets or foster homes charity shop assistants collecting donated goods organising events helping at...

Eden Community Alarms

ECA works with a significant number of volunteers who play an important part in helping ECA to provide the best possible service to our clients. Work undertaken by our existing volunteers includes: Visiting clients – checking the alarm equipment and client welfare. Reception work – answering the...

Eden Mind

1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem in any given year. It can happen to anyone at any time of life. Mental health is something that affects us all. Statistics show that a quarter of us will experience a mental health problem within any given year and many people will have thoughts...

EdenSave - Alston Moor's Community Bank

Run by local volunteers, owned by its members, EdenSave is your local community bank - with savings guaranteed by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Open every Thursday from 10am to 1pm at the Alston Moor Partnership Shop (next to the Moody Baker). If you have some time to spare, please...

Morgan's Dog Rescue, Alston

Donna Cain does a wonderful job in single-handedly rescuing and rehoming unwanted dogs. She is always very grateful for help with looking after the many dogs in her temporary care, even if it's only a couple of hours a week. If you are able to lend a hand to this very worthwhile charity,...

Mountain Bothies Association

If you are a lover of the great outdoors, you will almost certainly have come across one of the bothies that we maintain, such as Greg's Hut on Cross Fell. Perhaps you have spent the night in one while visiting a remote area, or simply used it to shelter from inclement weather. Whether you use...

The Moving On Support Scheme

The Moving On Support Scheme is a befriending service run by four voluntary sector organisations in Eden district for improving the confidence and independence of persons who feel isolated. It helps them set and achieve goals and find ways to move forward and develop social networks within their...

National Trust

Why volunteer? Try this link to find out: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/why-volunteer/

Nenthead Mines

We are a completely volunteer organisation helping to attract visitors to Nenthead and the North Pennines. If you come and join our team, you'll get a lot of fun, chat, tea and coffee and the chance to meet interesting people. Why not start with a trial day on one of our open Sundays? Phone Joyce...

NHS Voluntary Car Service

Do you enjoy driving and like to help people? If so, the Ambulance Service needs you - and your wheels! If you are a car owner and have a few hours to spare each week and like to help and meet new people, you could make a valuable contribution to the community and help ease the pressure on the...

Samaritans

CHANGE A LIFE: VOLUNTEER AND CHANGE YOUR OWN.  So many people have it in them to be a Samaritans volunteer. To touch another person’s life when it really matters, by helping them directly, or by keeping our branches running, is a rare gift. If you have any queries about...

South Tynedale Railway

Ever wondered what it would be like to drive a steam train, do marketing for a tourist attraction, work the signal box for a real running railway or serve up your own cooking to hungry tourists? Full training is given for every role. If you want to get involved with the South Tynedale...

Victim Support

Victim Support is the independent charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. Last year we offered support to more than one million victims of crime.  Volunteers do much of our direct support of victims and witnesses, as well as helping us in so many other ways such...