Get Involved Volunteers Benefits to You Why volunteer? What are the benefits? At Kirkgate Arts, we believe that volunteering can provide a wide range of benefits not just for the organisation, but most importantly for you. Volunteering with us here in Cockermouth enables you to: Meet new people and socialise Boost your CV with recent experience and training Develop your skills and gain new ones Gain ‘hands-on’ experience in a wide range of varied and exciting roles Give something back to your local community Support creativity, learning and heritage Promote the arts in rural Cumbria Enjoy an inspiring wide range of shows and events "I do not do any paid work at the moment as I have small children so volunteering fills the same role as paid work would, gain skills maintain existing skills, interact with other adults, gain a sense of achievement. I also gain a lot of satisfaction working for a cause I truly believe in."Kirkgate Centre Volunteer Would you like to get involved? Click here to find out more.