Make a Difference – Volunteer With Us!

Volunteering is a great way to learn new skills, support your local community, and increase your confidence!

As a charity, we simply couldn’t operate without our amazing volunteers. If you have a few spare hours a week, you could join #TeamCYZ and help us make a difference in young people’s lives!

If your time is more limited, we have a calendar for one-off volunteering opportunities – click here and use the passkey 85208520 to see the calendar and learn about what support is required (this will change as and when new opportunities are identified so please keep checking back!)

Volunteers are key in all parts of our operations. Volunteers make an important contribution to our team – they can bring special skills and experience that we otherwise wouldn’t be able to access.

Volunteering isn’t just about what you can do for others though – here is just a few things that volunteering can do for you!


Meet New People

Volunteering with people who are as passionate about improving the opportunities for young people, as you are, is a great way to meet like-minded people.


Boost Your CV

Time Bank recently did a survey of some of the UK’s leading businesses and 73%* said they’d employ someone who’s volunteered over someone who hasn’t.


Boost Your Confidence

You’ll learn and do things that you might not normally get the chance to – this can be a real confidence boost.

Volunteering Opportunities

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Youth Engagement Volunteer

Help us create a fun, safe and supportive environment by actively encouraging…

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Youth Activity Leader Volunteer

Our Volunteer Youth Activity Leaders make a difference to the lives of yo…

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Gym Youth Work Volunteer

We have a dedicated air-conditioned gym space full of high-quality cardio mac

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Art Mentor

Become a 1:1 mentor with a focus on creative and artistic development and progression.

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Sports Mentor

Become a 1:1 mentor with a focus on sports, fitness and physical health and development

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Emotional Health and Wellbeing Mentor

Become a 1:1 mentor with a focus on positive behavio…

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Careers Mentor

Become a 1:1 mentor with a focus on educational development or…

We’ve got some amazing facilities, and volunteers can help us make the most of them! Why not take a look around using our virtual tour below?

Ready to get the ball rolling?

Fill out the application form to let us know you’re interested and we will call you to discuss!

Want to share your skills with young people but you’re not sure where your experience can be best applied?

We can help you to decide which area is best for you. Click here to request an informal chat.

Carlisle Youth Zone CYZ is registered with the Fundraising Regulator

About Carlisle Youth zone

Carlisle Youth Zone is a safe and fun environment where the potential of young people is developed and fulfilled. We are open 6 night a week and during school holidays we run our successful Holiday Club.