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There are many volunteering roles within Blackpool Council and local voluntary organisations.
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Volunteering is for everyone!
Blackpool Council's Adult Social Services have an equal opportunities policy. We aim to recruit and support volunteers from all backgrounds of different ages (over 16 years) and with different interests to help us meet the needs of those we support. We match individuals to appropriate roles depending on their interests and what they have to offer.

Value of volunteers
Volunteers make our services extra special. They can often relate to people on a more personal level because they are giving their time to help.

Why we support carers
Many people give a substantial amount of care and support to a relative, partner or friend. They need time for themselves so that they can have a break, keep up with their hobbies or get involved with something that interests them.

What you can offer

Share your skills, knowledge, leisure time and friendship with others in your local community. If you are patient, reliable and have a genuine interest in people you have much to offer us.

We offer you...

• free training - induction and relevant ongoing training to meet individual needs
• support on an individual and group basis
• opportunities to meet other volunteers at meetings and social events
• opportunities to share and gain skills and experience
• flexibility in when and where you volunteer
• travel and out of pocket expenses

Volunteer roles include:

Sitting Service - spending time with someone at their home who would be at risk if left on their own. This would enable their carers to take a break of up to three hours.

Out and about - take part in leisure and social activities with people with learning disabilities.

Volunteer drivers - driving volunteers to arranged activities.

Attendant Scheme - to assist drivers to transport older people to and from a Blackpool Day Centre.

Day Centre Support Scheme - providing help and support for older people to participate in activities including craft, baking, games and computers at a Blackpool Day Centre. 

Meet and Greet Service - covering reception duties at council offices in Blackpool.

Up and coming roles - new initiatives for possible future volunteering roles



More information...

For more information on volunteering within Blackpool Council please contact the Volunteer Services officers:

telephone 01253 476884
 
or write to
Volunteers Team,
Blackpool Council
PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA

Other opportunities...

You can search our directory for organisations that offer volunteering opportunities

You can also contact local organisations that support pathways for volunteering
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Eric and Tricia
volunteer at
Blackpool Centre for 
Independent Living

This is the 'Meet and Greet' role where they help on the reception at the centre once a week, Tricia says "It's a great opportunity for us to meet new people, and find out what's going on"
Bills, Iris and Helen
volunteer at
Highfield Health & Wellbeing Centre

They carry out varied tasks, including with helping with activities such as baking, crafts and quizzes and helping users get to the Centre.
They say that volunteering is fun and satisfying


Jill and Jane
volunteer at 
Claremont Community Centre


They are team leaders for the learning disability group  and support other volunteers to help out with various activities at the club including arts, crafts and games
Tricia 
volunteers at
Blackpool Centre for
Independent Living
and the Sitting Service Role


Tricia helps on reception dealing with enquiries from people who use the centre and also volunteers on the Sitting Service providing support to give carers a break



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