BECOME A VOLUNTEER
How to apply to be a volunteer
Some people just really need a friend. Can you be that person for an hour or two a week?
You will now start creating your own volunteer profile, once you have completed and submitted it,
a member of staff will contact to discuss your application.
What's in it for you?
Whatever your reason for becoming a volunteer there are huge benefits for you and your community.
We will help you to achieve your personal goals.
Volunteering provides the experience and qualifications employers look for.
It shows them that you are committed and have employability skills.
You will receive training to prepare you for volunteering and to enhance your activities.
We work in partnership with other training providers and will signpost you to appropriate training for
example confidence building, employability skills, drug awareness and mental health awareness.
What you can expect from us
When carrying out your volunteering activities you are expected to be ambassadors for the organisation. Your volunteering activities will add great value to the services we offer to the people of Lancashire.
In relation to your volunteering activities you must:
Anyone from an EU or EEA country is allowed to volunteer.
If you receive state benefits you can still volunteer as many hours as you like whilst you are getting benefits as long as you keep to the rules for getting them. For more information about volunteering while getting benefits visit the GOV.UK website.
Very few people are barred from employment or volunteering. Only certain convictions will stop someone from volunteering with children and vulnerable adults. A Disclosure and Barring Check (DBS) will only be made if it is required for the before taking up the role.
There are restrictions on people from outside the EU or EEA volunteering, for example; you cannot volunteer if you are in the UK on a visitor visa.