Volunteer with Us

Volunteer with Us

Volunteers contribute a huge amount of time and effort to keep CDEC here so that communities, schools and businesses benefit from global learning.

We will welcome you as one of the team

Volunteer opportunities range from being a trustee and helping with the governance and strategic role that trustees play, to general office support; from assisting with projects to keeping the resource box loan system running.

We post our current volunteering opportunities on this page as well as on social media, so like and follow us to find your CDEC volunteer position!


Being a trustee

Our dedicated and supportive trustee team are all volunteers with a passion and strong motivation to develop CDEC and global citizenship within Cumbria. Some have an education background, whilst others come to global learning through other routes. The trustees meet on a bi-monthly basis. A core group, some with specific roles, meet more often.

We are always interested to hear from individuals who would like to play a significant strategic role in CDEC as a trustee, particularly if you have a secondary education, commercial or corporate social responsibility background.

If you think you would like to be a CDEC trustee and would like to talk to the current chair of trustees, please call the CDEC office or drop an email to office@cdec.org.uk and they will pass you on.


Current volunteer opportunities

We are always delighted to hear from people who want to help us out on a voluntary basis. Please give us a call!

Volunteer Resource Box Officer

Help CDEC administer and manage it's impressive resource box library! We are looking for someone with an interest and insight into global learning and the Sustainable Development Goals who can help prepare boxes to go to schools and then check them once they've returned. Have a look at the role description for full details and to see if this is for you!

Volunteer Officer Support

Do you want to gain experience in an office environment, or just want to contribute to a local organisation? We are looking for someone who can help us on a regular basis each week with general office tasks. If you have some spare time, want to be a part of a welcoming and friendly team and are happy using computers and the Internet, please get in touch!

Volunteer writer

We're looking for a volunteer writer who wants to share their research and word craft skills with us to pen short articles to publish on our website, social media accounts or in the local press. If you have around three to four hours to spare each month and want to find out more about global citizenship by researching stories to write, take a look at the role description and get in touch with us!