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Current volunteering opportunities

Please see below for current volunteering opportunities in your area. If you would like to help with a particular service or area of work and you don't see it on the list, please get in touch as we may still need your help. For more details on all our volunteering opportunities call 0300 303 1234 (calls charged at local rate) or visit your local office.

Central Region (Chorley, Preston and West Lancashire)

  • Our flagship shop in Preston urgently needs volunteers to help across a range of tasks including sort stock and / or serve on the shop floor.  If you think you can help either pop in to the shop or email or call.
  • We are also looking for volunteers to help in our offices across the county taking renewals for our insurance service and meeting and greeting people as they come through the door.
  • Our lunch clubs in Appley Bridge, Burscough and Skelmersdale need volunteers to help with catering and/or lunchtime activities.
  • Our activity clubs in Skelmersdale need volunteers, especially people who can help with crafts, gardening or indoor bowling. Coppull groups are in particular need for help setting up and storing away heavy equipment.
  • Our foot care clinics in Chorley and Ormskirk need volunteers to help with administration, working with staff at clinics and home on home visits.
  • Our Flexible Outreach service needs volunteers to help people in the early stages of dementia to maintain interests and pursue hobbies.
  • Our Information & Advice Service needs volunteers for home visits - helping with form filling, benefits etc; volunteers to provide telephone advice and volunteers to help promote the service on stalls and at events. 
  • Volunteers are needed at the Ecumenical Centre in Skelmersdale to help with afternoon film showings. Tasks include setting up, operating and putting away film equipment.
  • The Promoting Independence team need volunteers to assist individuals who are not coping with daily tasks eg. cooking, cleaning, shopping urgent phone calls and general support to get back on track. 

For details on volunteering in Central Lancashire please email dgee@ageuklancs.org.uk or cjones@ageuklancs.org.uk

 

East Region (Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Ribble Valley & Hyndburn)

  • Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Active Ageing projects.  Volunteers are needed to work alongside our support workers, leading health walks in the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale areas. They will accompany the groups on short, leisurely walks which are aimed at improving health and fitness.
  • We are also looking for volunteers to help in our offices across the county taking renewals for our insurance service and meeting and greeting people as they come through the door.
  • Rossendale Outreach needs volunteers to help at our lunch club which meets every Tuesday at Irwell House in Waterfoot.
  • Ribble Valley Health & Wellbeing team need volunteers to help with various exercise classes held in the Ribble Valley. Duties include taking the register and money, and helping with refreshments. Volunteers are welcome to join in the exercise class for free.
  • Volunteers are needed for the East Lancashire Befriending Service which provides support to socially isolated older people in Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale, Ribble Valley and Hyndburn through home visiting or through a regular phone call.
  • Our shops in Accrington, Clitheroe, Nelson and Oswaldtwistle need volunteers to help sort stock and / or serve on the shop floor.

 

For information on any of these vacancies, please contact Tina Lewis on 01282 477555 or email tlewis@ageuklancs.org.uk

 

 

North Region (Fylde, Lancaster & Wyre)

  • Our shops in Lytham, St Annes, Garstang and Carnforth need volunteers to help sort stock and/or to serve on the shop floor.
  • Our Information & Advice service needs volunteers to help with admin. They also need volunteers to help older people complete forms.
  • We are also looking for volunteers to help in our offices across the county taking renewals for our insurance service and meeting and greeting people as they come through the door.
  • Our Coping Alone project which supports recently bereaved people needs new volunteers.
  • We require a volunteer driver to help transport stock between our charity shops and make the occasional collection of stock using our van based in Garstang.
  • We need new volunteers at our luncheon and activity clubs and drop-in sessions in St Annes, Kirkham, Freckleton, Carnforth, Caton, Morecambe, Silverdale, Warton, the Lune Valley, Knott End, and Garstang.
  • Our Community Links projects in Fylde and Wyre require volunteers to help older people re-engage with their community.
  • Our Caring Neighbourhood scheme in Lancaster needs volunteers to help older people find support in their local community.
  • We require volunteers in Lancaster Wyre and Fylde for our Discharge Aftercare Service offering short term practical and emotional support for people recently discharged from Hospital.
  • We need new volunteers for our Fit for the Future service providing 1 to 1 support for people with long term health conditions through exercise and healthy eating programmes
  • We have a Snow Angels Serive gearing up to provide a rapid response service for isolated older people during wintery conditions.
  • In addition, volunteers are always needed for the Befriending Service which provides support to socially isolated older people through home visiting or through a regular phone call.

For details on volunteering in North Lancashire please email pkirby@ageuklancs.org.uk.