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 agill.cowc@gmail.com

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 mark@sustainablecarlisle.org 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 agill.cowc@gmail.com for more info on the above