Older people’s charity, Royal Voluntary Service (formerly WRVS), needs volunteers to give a few hours a week to help with an on-ward support service at Chorley Hospital.
The charity and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have been working in partnership since 2014 to extend and develop an on-ward service to improve the wellbeing of older patients during their stay at Chorley Hospital.
This integrated approach focusses on the needs of older patients with long term conditions such as dementia. To provide this service, the volunteers have become part of the on-ward team, working alongside the nursing and medical staff to support patients at the hospital.
They help create a calm environment for patients, providing companionship and reassurance, relieving boredom, reading, arts and crafts and a whole host of other activities.
The Service is looking for more volunteers so that they can have an even greater impact.
Kim Snape, Service Manager for the Royal Voluntary Servic...
Lancashire Wellbeing Service are now recruiting Volunteers to enhance the support provided to service users throughout the Lancashire area. Volunteering provides an opportunity for personal fulfilment and to gain invaluable experience for people looking to further their career.
The Lancashire Wellbeing Service launched on 1st September 2015, delivered by a consortium of charities made up of n|compass, Age Concern Central Lancashire and Richmond Fellowship.
The service helps adults to deal with the underlying cause affecting their ability to manage their health and wellbeing. We want people to lead happy, healthy and informed lives; feel included in their communities; live more independently and to enjoy a good quality of life.
Lancashire Wellbeing Service Volunteers will support service users who are living with long term health condition e.g. heart disease, diabetes, anxiety, struggling to cope or socially isolated, to work towards set goals. Minimum commitme...
Do you know anyone who would like to volunteer in the Pets' Corner kiosk in Astley Park?
The Brothers of Charity Services is looking to offer volunteer opportunities for people for the spring/ summer which will be upon us very soon.
The duties include:
Serving customers with hot and cold drinks, crisps, chocolate, ice creams, lollies etc
Using the till
Using the coffee machine
Following cleaning schedules
Completing temperature checks on fridges and freezers
Promoting the Brothers of Charity Services
Cashing up / handling money
Other general duties around kiosk
All people working in the kiosk have inductions and if someone you support would like to give it a go then you would be supporting them to complete the tasks above. This can be a very rewarding experience for people in the middle of this beautiful part of our local community so if you know of someone who may want to give it a go.
There are a variety of roles where volunteers can get involved whether it be training to work with families who are experiencing conflict or working to support the team.
If you feel you may be able to help get in touch, we are always willing to explore new ideas!
Times of volunteering are flexible and worked to fit in with your life. Without the commitment of volunteers, Key would not be able to provide the level of services that we currently offer to young people.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact us either through the website: www.keyyouthcharity.org.uk or by calling 01772 678979.
Many parents need help, friendship, advice or support during those early years when children are young. Could you offer 2-3 hours a week to offer support to a parent or help in one Home-Start’s family groups?
Home-Start can offer you training and travel expenses for this very rewarding work. Volunteers should have parenting experience and be able to attend the Home-Start Preparation Course which will be starting in June. There are 2 courses running in June – one in Chorley and one in Skelmersdale and both courses will be running on Tuesdays for 6 weeks (9.30 – 4.30).
Anyone interested in Volunteering for Home-Start should ring them now on:
01257 241636 to arrange an interview or to find out more about volunteering for Home-Start.
Whether you're keen to get stuck in and get your hands dirty, or help out in the office, we will work closely with you to find the right opportunity. All of our regular volunteer groups are featured in the ‘What's On’ events guide at www.lancswt.org.uk
To make it easy to apply, you can register to be a volunteer on-line, just follow the link: here
More specific volunteer roles are listed in the jobs section: here
Feel free to browse our web pages on the Lancashire Wildlife Trust website and find something that suits you, we have a friendly team waiting to help you so if you have any questions, or simply want to talk to someone about your needs, then please contact us by e-mail or call 01772 318374.
Cuerden Valley Park are building a straw bale visitors centre and café in April and are looking for volunteers to assist with all aspects from labourers to anybody with either existing trade skills or those eager to learn. Cuerden Valley Park is looking for volunteers who are committed, reliable and able to spare some time each week to help. The intention is to work on the project 7 days a week, but volunteers who can spare any time on a regular basis are welcome. The project will be built by volunteers overseen by an experienced project manager from Straw Works. The Design concept is driven by the desire not only to minimise the impact of fossil fuel energy reserves during the building phase but also to consume minimal fossil fuel energy during the lifetime of the building.
On site training courses are being organised through Straw Works and financed by the Park for those interested to learn new skills. Places are limited and a commitment to the...
As a self funding charity with very little funds, the Branch relies heavily on the contribution of volunteers, as well as its paid employees, to fulfil a variety of roles within the organisation. The Preston and District branch of the RSPCA are looking for volunteers to help in their new charity shop in Chorley.
Volunteers may be asked to:
Arrange window displays
Maintain the shop areas to present an attractive environment to entice in customers
If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please contact the shop manager at the current RSPCA charity shop on Market Street in Chorley or call 01257 262672.