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International Women’s Day in Carlisle 8 March 2017

This year our International Women’s Group hosted a Bring and Share lunch at the Salvation Army Hall, St. Nicholas St. Carlisle.

We had 11 nationalities, 15 dishes, 21 women and three children, all living and working in Carlisle. It was a lovely event and hopefully we will have many more in the future.

Volunteers required at COWC and partner organisations


Carlisle One World Centre, Sustainable Carlisle and its projects and the Carlisle World Shop have a wide range of volunteer opportunities that need to be filled.
You will be supported by our staff and by other volunteers as much as possible and you would be making a huge difference to our work of creating awareness about global issues and working locally to make a difference in the areas of sustainability, community development and in making Carlisle a better place to live in.
You can work from our offices or your home, depending on what you would like to do!

Carlisle One World Centre and Carlisle World Shop

Updating displays of information material in our Resource Centre areas at Carlisle One World Centre
Organising and cataloguing our One World Book collection and promoting these books for loans through our networks
Looking through the daily papers for articles relating to our work and cutting out relevant articles

Working with the public
Volunteering at Carlisle World Shop – regular half day shifts selling and promoting Fairtrade goods to the Carlisle public. Contact the shop manager on 01228 550385


Distribution of posters and other promotional material in the Carlisle area
Occasional work to help set up or man displays or stalls at major events which can take place at any time – daytime, evenings or weekends
Help with refreshments and logistics at the above events

To find out more about the above volunteer opportunities with Carlisle One World Centre call 07881488566 or email

Sustainable Carlisle

1) Delivering Fair Meals Direct- Meals on Wheels
We need volunteer drivers and helpers to deliver meals to people around Carlisle every weekday at lunchtimes.

We really need volunteers for a minimum of 1 round per fortnight (1.5 hours).
We pay out all out of pocket expenses (45pm / mile), and you are welcome to try the meals yourself.

2) Fair Meals Coordinator.
3 hours per week.
Coordinate and print round sheets for our ‘meals on wheels’ service in Carlisle and surrounding villages.
A good working knowledge of excel – and an interest in making our system better. You will work closely with the project coordinator. 1 day per week 9 – 12
For information on all of the above contact Mark at Sustainable Carlisle or 01228 267167

Carlisle Refugee Action Group

Sort and pack donations in our Carlisle warehouse
Carry out research/campaigning on social media around the refugee crisis
Volunteers to go to the refugee camp at Calais and help out there, sorting donations, shelter building, distributing aid, and will use any specialist skills e.g plumbing/building, cooking.
Volunteers to teach English for at least a month at the
Dunkirk Adult Learning Centre
Contact for more info on the above


Wanted – A Fairtrade Co-ordinator for Carlisle

Working with Carlisle Fairtrade Steering Group to continue to maintain the profile of Fairtrade in the City by partnership working and profile raising.

Employed by Carlisle One World Centre for an average of 5 hours per week, worked flexibly. £12 per hour.

For further details contact

A job description is here

Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter by December 8th 2016 – note the new date – to the above email address or to:

Carlisle One World Centre, 2 Lowthian’s Lane, English Street, Carlisle, CA3 8JR.
Company number: 4171458 Charity Number: 1088693ft-co-ordinator-for-carlisle

One World in Carlisle June 2015 – June 2016

One World in Carlisle
Celebrating diversity in our city
Highlights of 2015-2016

12 November 7.00 – 9.00pm, Greystone Community Centre
Workshop on The Golden Rule – Different faiths’ interpretation of how to live well
All Welcome

January – June 2016
One World in Carlisle Photography Project – With students from University of Cumbria
Representatives from different nationalities and ethnic groups

Thursday 28th January 2016 7.00 – 9.00, Greystone Community Centre
Food Festival of Nations – Culinary delights and music
All welcome

28th February – 12th March
Fairtrade Fortnight

8th March 10am, Carlisle One World Centre
International Women’s Day Coffee Morning
All women welcome

June 2016
Launch of Photography Project