Lancashire Volunteer Partnership


Blackburn with Darwen – Albion Mill

Blackburn with Darwen - Children's Centres

Audley Children Centre, Pringle St, Blackburn

Darwen Children's Centre

Darwen Children’s Centre

Lord Street, Darwen, BB3 0HD


Hancock Street Children's Centre

Hancock Street Children’s Centre

Hancock Street, Blackburn, BB2 2LZ


Higher Croft Children's Centre

Higher Croft  Children’s Centre

Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn, BB2 3UY


Little Harwood Children's Centre

Little Harwood Children’s Centre

Robinson Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PE


Livesey Children's centre

Livesey Children & all Age Children’s Centre

Andrew  Close, Blackburn, BB2 4NU


Shadsworth Children's Centre

Shadsworth Children’s Centre

Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, BB1 2HR


Wensley Fold Children's Centre

Wensley Fold Children’s Centre

Carnarvon Road, Blackburn, BB2 6NL


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Blackburn with Darwen - Community Centre

Blackburn with Darwen - Community Resilience

Blackburn with Darwen - Community Support (Befriending)

Blackburn with Darwen - Environment

Blackburn with Darwen - Lancashire Police

Blackburn with Darwen - Libraries

Blackburn Central Library

Community Libraries

Darwen Library


This opportunity will be supporting the library service.

We are seeking volunteers who are: 

  • Friendly, approachable and happy to engage with people of all ages
  • Punctual, dependable and reliable
  • Happy to work as part of a team
  • Confident in working with the public and committed to equality and diversity
  • Committed to excellent, patient and thoughtful, customer care
  • Vigilant, with attention to detail
  • Enjoy helping people


Volunteers will be required to provide two character references and successfully complete occupational health checks prior to starting their role. An enhanced DBS check may be required at a later date.


Customer Care:

  • To welcome customers to the building, support them in the use of library services and encourage them to become regular users.
  • Assisting customers with the use of the self-service kiosks and Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC).
  • To help find library stock for visitors, reservations and library staff.
  • Supporting the use of public access PCs, including online services e.g. Ancestry, Theory Test Pro, eBooks and online reservations.
  • Providing general information about library services.


Library Care:

  • Maintaining displays and ensuring that the library portrays a bright and attractive environment for customers.
  • General tidying, shelving and sorting stock.
  • Topping up the photocopier, kiosks and printers with paper.
  • Book maintenance e.g. jacketing / tabbing / page repairs etc.



  • Communicating with library staff.
  • Promoting library services, e.g. reading schemes, events and activities and online resources.
  • Supporting and preparing for library activities and events e.g. children’s groups, storytime, coffee mornings and talks.
  • Providing ideas and suggestions to improve library services.
  • Attending relevant training and meetings.


Workplace Policies and Procedures:

  • Following the agreed procedures to report faults/repairs/health and safety issues e.g. building, furniture, equipment, accidents, near misses, ICT
  • Supporting record keeping, e.g. periodic visitor counts
  • Following the agreed procedures including reporting verbally to the supervisor or manager.
  • Log volunteering hours via an on-line computer system


  • Literate with good spoken and written English language skills
  • Numerate
  • Comfortable with using IT
  • Physical ability to move library resources and trolleys, and be on your feet for long periods of time
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organisational skills
  • The ability to carry out tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to contribute effectively as part of a team
  • Experience of dealing directly with the public
  • Excellent understanding of the principles and delivery of customer care
  • Adaptable to changes in ways of working


Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Age:       16+


Monday               10am to 7pm

Tuesday               Closed


Wednesday         1pm to 5pm

Thursday              1pm to 5pm

Friday                   10am to 5pm

Saturday              10am to 2pm


Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen. BB3 3BU

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Blackburn with Darwen - Neighbourhoods and Learning

Blackburn with Darwen – re:fresh

Blackburn with Darwen - Young People's Service

Blackburn with Darwen - Youth Justice Service

Blackpool - Lancashire Police

Burnley - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Ightenhill Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

Reedley Hallows Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

The Chai Centre- Hunter St (CFW)

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Burnley - Community Support Befriending

Burnley - Lancashire Fire and Rescue Volunteers

Burnley LFRS Cadet Support Belvedere Rd, Burnley BB10 3AA

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Burnley - Lancashire Police

Burnley - Libraries

Burnley - Museums

Burnley - Older People's Service

Chorley - Adult Disability Day Services

Chorley - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Clayton Green Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

Highfield Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

Lord Street Neighbourhood Centre, Chorley PR6 0RF

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Chorley - Community Support Befriending

Chorley - Libraries

Chorley - Older People's Service

Countywide - Youth Offending Team

Fylde - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Sydney Street Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

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Fylde - Community Support Befriending

Fylde - Lancashire Police

Fylde - Libraries

Fylde - Older People's Service

Hyndburn - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Park Child and Family Centre Neighbourhood Centre (CFW) Norfolk Grove BB5 4RY

Retain - Templates -Children and Family Wellbeing Service

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Hyndburn - Community Support Befriending

Hyndburn - Lancashire Police

Hyndburn - Libraries

Hyndburn - Older People's Service

Lancaster - Community Support Befriending

Lancaster and Morecambe - Lancashire Fire and Rescue Volunteers

Morecambe - WESTGATE LA4 4TA

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Lancaster and Morecambe - Lancashire Police

Lancaster and Morecambe - Libraries

Lancaster and Morecambe - Museums

Lancaster and Morecambe - Older People's Service

Pendle - Community Support Befriending

Pendle - Lancashire Police

Pendle - Libraries

Pendle - Older People's Service

Preston - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Preston - Community Support Befriending

Preston - Community Support Befriending

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Preston - Libraries

Preston - Older People's Service

Ribble Valley - Community Support Befriending

Ribble Valley - Lancashire Police

Ribble Valley - Libraries

Ribble Valley - Older People's Service

Rossendale - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Rossendale - Community Support Befriending

Rossendale - Libraries

Rossendale - Museums

Rossendale - Helmshore Mills Textile Museum

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Rossendale - Older People's Service

South Ribble - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Bamber Bridge Neighbourhood Centre (CFW)

The Zone in South Ribble (CFW)

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South Ribble - Community Support Befriending

South Ribble - Lancashire Police

South Ribble - Libraries

South Ribble - Older People's Service

Waste Management

Preston Household Waste Recycling Centre

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West Lancashire - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

West Lancashire - Community Support Befriending

West Lancashire - Lancashire Police

West Lancashire - Libraries

West Lancashire - Older People's Service

Wyre - Adult Disability Day Services

Wyre - Children and Family Wellbeing Service

Wyre Neighbourhood Centre, Milton Street Fleetwood FY7 6QW

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Wyre - Community Support Befriending

Wyre - Lancashire Fire and Rescue Volunteers

Wyre - Libraries

Wyre - Older People's Service