Almost one hundred people volunteered to clean up Stranraer Town Centre over the weekend.Read the full story ›
Four years ago we featured a story about a young lifeboat volunteer who was appealing for young people to help keep the Maryport Inshore Rescue Service going. Well, that campaign has paid off.
Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service is re-appealing for people across the county to work as retained firefighters.
The fire service needs to recruit 30 on-call volunteers to work at 38 stations from Bootle to Penrith and has struggled to fill the vacancies.
Fiona McIlwraith meets the volunteers bringing Cally Temple back to life.
Volunteers helping to restore Cally Temple are hoping the finished product will attract visitors.Read the full story ›
A community project to turn a dilapidated building into a visitor attraction has reached a milestone.
Cally Temple near Gatehouse of Fleet was first built in 1779, but had been left to go to ruin.
Now thanks to a group of community volunteers it has been restored to its former glory.
The Gatehouse Development Initiative has been working to conserve the building, and now the scaffolding has finally come off.
The National Trust in Cumbria is looking for new volunteers to help show off the area's scenery and attractions to visitors, tourists and locals.
Around 150 people already donate their time and energy at Wordsworth House and Garden, in Cockermouth, in the Borrowdale and Buttermere valleys, Ennerdale and on the Whitehaven coast.
But the Trust is looking for more volunteers.
"If you're retired or recently moved to the Cockermouth or Keswick area, volunteering with the National Trust is a great way to get to know people and help visitors make the most of their time in the North Lakes.
"And if you're looking to return to paid employment, to transfer into the heritage or conservation sector, or to get some broad-based work experience, it'll be an invaluable addition to your CV."
Around 50 volunteers have signed up to a scheme in Langlee to better prepare the area for major incidents.
Katie Hunter went to meet those involved.
A hill walker who fell in the Lake District has thanked the rescue teams that came to her aid.
Lynda Teall, 63, has thanked Keswick Mountain Rescue Team and the Great North Air Ambulance Service, who arrived on the scene at St.John's in the Vale on December 28.
"From the moment both teams arrived, almost simultaneously, I knew I was in the safest and most competent of hands"
She had broken her ankle in three places after slipping in wintry conditions, and has also praised the hospital that she was airlifted to in Carlisle.
"It wasn't long before I was in hospital at Carlisle where I received the best medical attention anyone could wish for"
She called the efforts of the services 'selfless' and has made a donation to both charities to help with future rescue efforts.
The Great North Air Ambulance has since thanked her in return.
"We want to thank Lynda for her donation and kind words about our team.
We rely on public support to keep our service flying"
Materials have been supplied as part of the new, volunteer-led scheme launching in Langlee to deal with major incidents in the area.
Resilient Communities is run by Scottish Borders Council and is designed to equip people to help each other in the event of severe snow, flooding or fire.
Langlee is expected to benefit as there are many areas where mechanical snow gritters cannot reach.
Around 50 volunteers have already signed up.