As a local charity we rely on our team of volunteers to help us provide services to thousands of local people — we couldn't do it without them and always need more!
We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available across all our services — to suit all types of skills and abilities and with varying time commitments.

Just a few hours of your time can make a huge difference to an older person’s life in Blackburn with Darwen.volunteering

We could not provide many of our services effectively without the support of volunteers. We can offer you a rewarding volunteer experience, the opportunity to meet others and to be part of a team. 

All volunteers are given full training, out of pocket expenses and support from our staff. We have a straight forward recruitment and training process which can take up to 8 weeks depending on the role you have volunteered for.

Find out more before you apply 


We are currently recruiting for:

Darwen Charity Shop: We need volunteers to operate the till, serve on the shop floor and also process donations for sale.

Shop Collections Driver: We need a volunteer to collect donations from the general public and transport to the shop. Applicants must have a full clean driving license and be aged 25 or over.

Stepping Stones/Dementia Buddies: Could you volunteer to support an older person with dementia to maintain their independence or support someone short term who has recently had a life crisis such as bereavement or a long hospital stay or a move.


If you would like to volunteer please complete our volunteer enquiry form and return to the Volunteer Co-ordinator

Volunteer enquiry form (Word 141kb)

Volunteer enquiry form (PDF 160kb)

You can also contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator by emailing or telephone 01254 266620